All photos via Pinterest
It's hard to believe we've been in our current place for a year already and that our lease is up at the end of this month. We haven't been totally in love with it, so when we got the letter saying our rent was going way up, we started throwing around the idea (again) of buying a house. We've hit the open house circuit pretty hard the past two weekends in addition to scheduling private showings with realtors to see places in the area. My head is spinning from everything we've seen, but there's one thing that stands out. The kitchens. And not in a good way.
About half the kitchens we've seen have been updated. Except they usually have dark wood cabinets, and dark granite countertops. The other half haven't been touched. At all. Like since they were built. Shudder. The moral of the story? It looks like a kitchen reno is in our future when we finally settle on a place.
But since we haven't actually decided on anything yet and all this is still one big hypothetical, I did the only logical thing: turn to Pinterest for inspiration for when the day comes. I should probably note that the houses we're looking at look nothing like what's in these photos, and these kitchens are probably the size of the entire downstairs living space in most places (that's DC suburb living, for ya). But even a scaled back version of any of the above would be a dream come true.
And since we're not spending actual money, I'll also take this flatware, this milk bottle-shaped vase, and these gorgeous salt and pepper mills.