I finished painting the trim on our outdoor shower last evening:
C now says that he feels like he's on a tropical vacation when he uses it! Ahhhhhhhh!!!!
My buddy Carol reminded me that I had never posted finished photos of our kitchen reno, so here you go! By the way, all of these pictures enlarge if you click on them. This one is looking from the pool patio door into the kitchen. We still have not had the painting done, as I wanted to wait a while and get the feel for the space before adding any color. So, on the little table at the end of the island are paint chips and a magazine with another paint color that I am liking.
This is a view taken almost in reverse of the one above:
This is a bit more detailed look at the sink/range/fridge area:
I love my little nook with the hot water kettle and to its left is the garage that houses the toaster, coffee grinder, blender, mixer, and food processor. Above on the lazy susan are things I use most often when cooking, like olive oil, sea salt, etc, and below on the other lazy susan are my cannisters of flour, sugar, measuring spoons and cups, etc. The top drawers to the left of the corner house my spices, and the large middle and lower drawers hold our most often used pots, pans, skillets, and their lids. This countertop is a nonporous, heat resistant, synthetic called Hannestone, and the backsplash is granite.
This is the wall opposite the island, housing the microwave and the second sink:
If I had had my druthers, I would have put the microwave over the other side of the kitchen, but C insisted on it being there, and some things just aren't worth an argument!
This is our view out to the pool patio and my perennial garden. There used to be draperies there, but I am thinking of leaving the windows naked as I love the added light and the view. What do you think?
On the left you can see the door out to the patio, but if you were to continue left, you would be in my sewing room........so handy to the kitchen, with a beautiful view of the lake and both patios.
And here are the peonies I've just picked this morning (you can even see the dew still on the petals if you click on the picture!).......wish you could smell their lovely fragrance!