It's Head Over Heels Friday Time! My obsession this week is something I mentioned in our 2012 House Project Wish List- adding kitchen storage!
Like the rest of our old house, our kitchen is totally lacking when it comes to storage. We only have a few lower cabinets, no upper/ wall cabinets, and some open shelving. That has worked fine for a while, but the fact that we can't buy another kitchen gadget because there's no where to store it finally made me realize that we have to change something. As I searched for ideas online I found something that made me fall Head Over Heels- Vintage Styled Hutches!
|From Marriage to Motherhood|
They are so nice to look at AND can add a TON of storage for a kitchen! Plus it isn't something that has to be installed and becomes permanent in the house (like those awful cabinets that we had to remove).
Here's a couple more that I liked...
|The Inspired Room|
The rustic pulls and handles are beautiful!
|Decorating Ideas Online|
Now, if we got one, where would it go? Here's a look at the kitchen (also shown as an attempt to illustrate our lack of storage cabinets)....
The only spot available is our Kitchen Nook, which we have struggled with defining since we moved in. It originally had LOTS of cabinets for storage, however we couldn't get over how ugly it looked and you couldn't open the lower doors without them hitting the opposite size. We dubbed it "Cabinet Alley" then ripped them out.
We added those corner shelves and a table with shelves, but still to this day I don't like it. Perhaps a hutch could fit in here? I would just have to make it look pretty of course... which means redoing the Nook...AGAIN. Sort of funny how this is coming full circle with wanting some sort of cabinet in there, but I do not regret getting rid of "Cabinet Alley"!