Look at this gorgeous kitchen face lift from Joni at Cote de Texas! SWOON! She got new counters, sink, faucet and appliances. The whole makeover took just a few days! I absolutely love her post talking about her kitchen and why they opted for a face lift rather than gutting the room, and why they love their home in spite of its quirks and flaws.
Here are some of my favorite inspiring excerpts from her post:
On her kitchen face lift: “We should gut it, I know in my heart. We should add new cabinets and remove the island, close off the opening to the family room and put in a gorgeous range with a hood fashioned after a fireplace, but really, why?”
On her small home: “We love our house, despite the fact that there is no storage and the bathrooms are terribly in need of a fix up and that Elizabeth’s room is about a foot bigger than a jail cell and our backyard is actually a courtyard. Poor thing — Lizzy never had a trampoline or a swing set, or even a place to chaser her dogs around, instead she’s had a life of hiding from the neighbor’s prying eyes, a hazard of living on a town lot just 50 x 100. Yet, we’ve been happy here, very very happy and hopefully we’ll be happy here for quite a few more years… We could move now, we could probably afford something a little bigger and something a little nicer… But, our house is like an engagement ring — today, you could afford to buy more carats than you could as a newly wed, but it’s your ring, and it means something deeply to you, more than just bling.”
SIGH. Well said, Joni!
Be sure to click over and enjoy her entire post with lots more photos here!
For more info on the joys and benefits of small house living, visit The Jewel Box Home! Her current post talks about how small homes actually benefit children and teens! I agree, smaller houses can do wonders for family togetherness!