We have about decided that we want a great room for sure. The plans have been made to remove the wall between the living room and dining room/kitchen area. I say "about decided" because until the wall actually comes down I can still change my mind. The only hesitation that I have is that whoever walks through the front door will be able to see my kitchen in all it's glory. Somedays that isn't a bad thing...other days I would be humiliated if my own mother saw it! I keep telling myself that it will be a good incentive to keep my kitchen cleaned at all times. Truth be told, we don't have many drop in people other than teenagers. I have learned one thing about the teenagers who stop by my house: they don't care what the kitchen looks like as long as I have some food and sweet tea for them to enjoy!
I am spending this afternoon taking all the dishes out of my kitchen hutch and cabinets that are on the wall that separates the kitchen from the living room. I have decided to hide the dishes in the laundry room on a table. (See why I hate this type of process? It doesn't just affect the room that your working in, but it messes with the entire house)! The hutch will have to be moved from its current location when the remodel is complete. It sits on the counter top with base cabinets that are attached to our bar area. Michael will have to build a bottom part for the hutch and we will move it in the dining area. I will love it in its new home I am sure, but I really would like to have a time frame for it getting a base. I can only hide the china in the laundry room for so long you know!
grace and peace,