And putting stuff away has been a revelation. I had so little room for storage before the renovation that I was always standing on my head for this or that under the countertops. I thought with all the space I was adding I would have extra space and I was thinking that I would bring my Uriarte plates that I have stored in Houston to San Miguel. And the Gorky rimmed bowls that I call my enchilada dishes....they'd come too. But I'd have to do some rearranging to get them in. I really think that stuff just breeds during the night to fill up any storage space available. But actually, the storage space is wonderful and everything is very easy to reach. The storage space in the dining room worked out very well too. I have a narrow counter that I can set up as a bar or use for a buffet. And in the lower cabinets, I have a pantry, appliance storage, liquor cabinet and storage for large serving pieces.
It took a lot of thought and planning and a big chunk of time but I'm very happy with the way it all turned it.
Oh, and if anyone is wondering about the colors......I didn't loose my mind.....just remember that this kitchen is in Mexico!
Next project? Redoing the patio.......stay tuned.