Wednesday, May 9, 2012

New Kitchen!

Sorry this is so late, I'd wanted to show you guys the new Dinner at Christina's kitchen for a few weeks now! But the truth is, it wasn't in any shape to show off!

Little by little we brought in kitchen boxes from the garage, unloaded them, and started the long process of dozens of dishwasher loads to get everything clean. It had all been in storage for 10 months, so I wanted everything washed and shiny before I put it in my new cabinets. My mom even came over and hand-washed a bunch of stuff on her lunch break a couple days.

There's still a few random things that I need to find places for- but here's our biggest counter, mostly cleaned off and dishes in the cabinets! 

The center of the kitchen has a huge, huge island. I used to not be a fan of islands, but the island in our old kitchen held the stove top and also had room for stools. I've gotten used to it as a center, social part of a kitchen, so I like that our new kitchen has one too. 

One of my favorite parts of the kitchen is in the island. It has a built in wine fridge. Johnny and I have been debating getting a stand-alone wine fridge for a few years, so it's cool that the decision was already made for us! 

There's the usual fridge, stove, microwave. All in close, easy reach of each other. 

A different angle, same view. To the left of the fridge is the living room. The kitchen and living room are open into each other, like so:
And in that little bay window area is where we have a table for in-kitchen dining. (Right now it's our only table, since the people that bought our Illinois house wanted our dining room set.)

It's a cute little Ikea table and chair set my mom got for us, gently used from a friend for $50. It's normally round, but for this photo we have it extended.

And there you finally have it! The new Dinner at Christina's kitchen where I'll be making, eating, and photographing the food I share from here on out!


Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats said...

Beautiful, absolutely beautiful! Come redesign my kitchen please:)

Amanda said...

This is the most beautiful kitchen! I am so jealous of the wine fridge and the island. Love it.

Biz said...

I am seriously completely jealous of your kitchen! I love the open floor plan, the appliances - you will be cooking up a storm before you know it!

My kitchen is so small, my husband and I can't cook at the same time. :(

Alisa said...

Your kitchen looks gorgeous! I expect that there will be some amazing food coming out of it ... prepared Julia-style with a glass of wine from that awesome fridge of course :)

Unknown said...

I can't wait to see it for myself!! :D I have a wedding there next spring, so I may have to crash your house! (I mean, crash AT your house ;P lol)

jenn@slim-shoppin said...

So jealous!! It's beautiful Christina!!!

built in fridge said...

This is just beautiful!