Kitchen Question

Alrighty. Eventually (in the next five years) we’re going to redo our kitchen. I have a Pinterest board! I have the same approach with home renovation that I do with tattoos – I think of something and let it simmer for awhile. Eventually I either change my mind or I don’t.

Anywho, something I’ve been thinking about for the last few weeks has to do with this weird bar/island/thing that separates our kitchen from the living room. I’m gonna be real with you and post pictures of my house. Mr. T and I have cleaned our house a lot these past few days, so the one messiest part of our downstairs is this area. Which, honestly, is part of the reason I want to change it. PICTURES

Kitchen Question | The Wilson Buzz

Kitchen Question | The Wilson Buzz

Kitchen Question | The Wilson Buzz

So, yeah. The bar bit is too tall to use for anything other than junk storage. Basically, when we clean the rest of the downstairs anything we find that we don’t know what to do with ends up in this area. So what I’ve thought about is lowering it. It will open everything up, and will (hopefully) prevent us from junking it up. But I dunno. Will it look weird?


6 thoughts on “Kitchen Question

    • I commented…and it didn’t show up.

      I said something about how I’m glad everyone is agreeing with me! You and three people on Facebook all said to go for it. It gives me confidence in my decision making skills. 8} Too bad the kitchen remodel is at least a year away! First we have to do the bedroom.

  1. I agree that the open look would be good, but I think if you lower the backsplash behind the sink you’ll end up with water on the floor behind the sink. It’s called a backsplash for a reason… :-)

    You could remove it behind only the dishwasher maybe; but that might look weird. Relocating the sink is expensive. From these pics I can’t see a better place to put it, either.

    If you do lower the whole backsplash you’re likely to want a shorter faucet that doesn’t stick up above what you leave. That tall faucet sticking up above everything else might look odd from the room behind the sink.

    I’m not sure I see a better design than is there. Sorry, that’s not very helpful, is it?

    • I’ve thought about that…I hope that with the bit of counter (maybe a foot?) that will still be behind it, maybe it won’t get too much water on the floor? I’ve seen sinks in islands and stuff, though, so it’s not unheard of. I would like to know someone with a sink like that to get their opinion on it… But yeah, there’s nowhere else to move it. I didn’t really realize it at first, because our rental house was so tiny, but we don’t have a very large kitchen.

      And I want a new faucet either way. :)

      • Usually the sink in an island has it’s back in the middle of the island, not on the edge. But I think a foot of backsplash would be fine. Even six inches.

        Good luck! :-)

      • Thanks! You need to come visit us sometime. :) We’re having a potluck on Sunday – some people from CS are going to be there. All the cool ones, anyway.

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