there are several things about my new kitchen that i am seriously in love with...
the first thing, is of course that it is MINE. after nearly 5 years of renting, it is so great to have a kitchen
that i really enjoy being in!
i am also REALLY glad that i decided to put drawers under the kitchen sink.
i honestly had no idea how much space i was "missing" in that dark abyss under my sink until now! it's also pretty amazing how a tiny thing like having drawers under the kitchen sink can change the look and feel of a kitchen.
this is what my kitchen looked like for the first week after we moved in...
since the drawers are custom made to fit around the plumbing, we had to wait until everything was installed before the drawers were made. since we were on such a tight schedule, the plumber came the day before we moved in to hook everything up. that meant i had to wait a little bit for the drawers to be made.
it was so wonderful to have the drawers show up! here is a little picture of them getting installed.
what you cant see, is me, off camera, doing the happy dance!
since i knew that i wanted to have drawers under the sink, we gave the plumbers and electricians specific instructions to hold the pipes and wires as far to the back of the cabinet as possible, to maximize the space under the sink.
i am really pleased with the amount of space i have in each drawer! i was only expecting a tiny amount of storage on the side of the top drawers, and just a bit more on the bottom.
as you can see, there is a TON of storage space!
on the bottom drawer, paper towels (standing on end!), spray bottles for cleaners, and an enormous costco size box of garbage bags fit with room to spare!
the top drawer is more shallow due to the sink, but is still SO much larger than i anticipated. in fact, i am having a little trouble trying to fill it up!
i am really happy with the way the recessed pulls look!
you can read more about my hardware selection here.
the honed carrara marble (so far) has been great. i was warned that it is "high maintenance", but i am really glad that i decided to go for it.
i also can't say enough about the sink! i love how deep it is, and the shape has been really easy to keep clean. (i was a tad worried it might not be!)
you can read more about how i chose my sink here.
so, what do you think?
are you ready to rip out the cabinet doors under your sink and get some drawers?
is this a feature that you would include if you were to remodel your kitchen or build a new house?