Our home has a normal size kitchen and 2 eating areas.
We have had both set up with dining tables and they looked pretty that way
but it was just not functioning for us.
Just 2 of us live in this home but we have lots of company and serve lots of meals
so, we have changed the breakfast area from a dining area
into an extension of kitchen space.
We did not do any major construction- just adding some pieces of furniture and moving appliances.
it started when added this Coffee Bar to the kitchen. We put it in the space where the fridge originally was and moved the fridge over into the breakfast room.
We are still so happy with the coffee bar. Having all the coffee makers in one spot frees up lots of work space in the kitchen.
|The toy kitchen- just on the other side of my kitchen sink|
the grands really like playing here and I can see them if I am cooking.
|this breakfast area has very pretty bay windows|
and I would prefer they were not covered up but I am so enjoying the extra kitchen space.
|my husband built this little bookshelf way back when we lived aboard Camp Pendleton- about 1989.|
My cookbooks just fit on it
along with a few Longaberger baskets.
|another oldie but very special.|
my son made this from a coat hanger- I think he was about 12 years old when he made it.
he is 31 now
We spent almost nothing on this change- just the money on the coffee bar.
One of my goals for 2013 is make this home work for us with a little redecorating and rearranging.
Getting this room done makes our home much more functional and I am really happy to have it done.