One day I stood in my kitchen with coffee mug in hand, and I looked about pondering the space and how I felt working in that room. I have been spending many hours in this kitchen learning new plant-based recipes and healing foods to feed my family. I love this kitchen and consider it my happy place. I listen to the radio while washing dishes and go down memory lane when they play the Eighties Hits, I listen to Stuart Wilde or Tony Robbins lectures while dicing vegetables. I live in this section of the cottage.
But I have no room. A huge stainless steel frig takes up a big part of it, the kitchen gets dark early in the day, and I have taken to doing all my work in a tiny 2-foot section of counter near the sink. Something must be done.
I love YouTube and I love those videos where people renovate shacks for real cheap. Or tiny houses, those give me great ideas for creating and utilizing space. I take all the images in and formulate my own ideas. A vision came to me and after a dual in the royal courtyard with my spouse, I won and the prize was a trip to Home Depot. My other happy place.
This took me one evening, a whole day, and then a couple hours the next two day. It could have been done in two days if focused on. The frig cost $429, the Island cost $606, the blue paint was in the garage, and we just needed rollers, paint brush, and a gallon of white. All under $!200 total to completely redo my kitchen into a place that makes me smile with inner joy everytime I go in there to prepare a meal or brew some coffee.
Here is my complete transformation.