with this space.
As we actually start making this place home and fixing up what we were cramming when we were throwing our things in here 7 months ago (right-before-Alan-left-on-a-two-week-trip-to-China-and 4-weeks-before-Charlotte-was-born-and-life-went-all-great-and-scary-at-the-same-time), we're making plans. SOME plans are simple fixes and we can do without a large outflow of cash, like rip out a counter. Or a deck. SOME other plans are going to be a while in the making due to finances and other pesky little details. I AM glad (really, I am....even though I've had to live with those BLUE counters...) we didn't do the kitchen before we moved in because we've changed our ideas a few times since. Okay - so we've changed ALL of our ideas. We'll be working with the same 'footprint' but taking out portion of a wall...and eliminating an entry to the garage and putting our fridge there...and making 'windows' in other parts of the wall.
ANYWAY....back to THE SPACE.
I can't figure it out. It's not really part of the kitchen because it's at the other end of the 'dining area' so it doesn't seem quite right for a pantry. It won't really be near our entry spaces so a 'landing zone' doesn't make sense there either. I feel like I want to incorporate it though somehow into the kitchen/eating area other than just empty space. Mostly because it won't stay empty. It becomes a dumping zone. (gggggrrrrrr......)
This pic I took standing at the back of our hall looking through the pass way...THE SPACE is just forward two steps and to the right. The door to the downstairs is two steps forward and to my left.
Danggit - maybe it does need to stay empty.
If you have any ideas...I'd love to hear them.