Anyway, I digress. Back to the kitchen… the cupboards are new, but we’re installing wainscotting board between the upper and lower cabinets to try and give it that “Walton’s” feel. The ceiling is several inches higher than a standard ceiling of today so that gives us a better canvas to work with in creating a spacious work area. We want to do some type of tin ceiling and probably an oak plank floor, but for today we accomplished some of the wainscotting and it is beginning to feel like the home we thought we bought.
We still have another half to do eventually, so it won’t always be this cluttered looking.
As for the counter itself, We’d like to do a creative touch, but haven’t decided exactly what yet. Tile’s a pain in the neck, maybe a thin set concrete something… for now painted MDX will do, but we’re also thinking of a birch or maple plank counter that we’ll do ourselves eventually. Have your priced counter tops recently? The cost would turn anyone into a do-it-yourselfer.