I had just taken off the three cabinet doors. I still had the stove, and the refrigerator I had moved over where my baking station is now.
So then I had them come get the stove, which unfortunately was the nicest appliance here.
Then came the black and white checks. And I put black contact paper over the counter tops.
Fast forward to today, still less than a year from moving in, which will be April 14...
I took down the black steel hanger above the washer. I figured I could put that space to better use...
Now my cookbooks (that I rarely use) are in the basket. My detergent and fabric softener are in the Thyme box, and my bleach is in the herb box hanging from the side of the cabinet.
You can see it a little better here.
One thing I forgot to tell you that I also did was put little battery operated lights under the cabinets below. That was always a dark area.
Now I have two little round lights that stick to the bottom of the cabinets and give me two levels of lighting. Cost: About $20.
This is one of the two settings. Comes in mighty handy! So that's a kitchen redo twice in less than two years. And I really like the clean look of this one.