It all started with a leaky kitchen window.
Notice the water splashing out of the tupperware.
So we got the windows replaced. Ah, much better on the inside.
But what is all this dry rot discovered outside? What, you say, the kitchen addition was never properly affixed to the side of the house?
You say the kitchen is actually falling
off the side of the house, that our subfloor is rotted, the cabinets along the window side are warped and rotted too? And the kitchen is being held up with wood that was not pressure-treated, and so is full of dry rot? And the pier blocks are sinking into the top soil?
We have found ourselves in the midst of an unexpected kitchen renovation.
Back in the 80's, a bump out was added to the kitchen to allow for more light to come in. Alas, the contractors didn't know what they were doing, and 20 years later, we are experiencing the results. Great.
So, the subfloor has to be ripped out and replaced, and damaged cabinets have to be replaced. While we have to endure construction in our home (can we say, goodbye naps for my 9 month old?), I figured, it's the perfect time to make some changes!
That is, if our landlord agrees. As we rent, we don't hold the purse strings, and don't have the final say. But as a designer, my advice does hold some weight, and I'm ready to toss out some ideas. Nothing risked, nothing gained, right?
If this were your quirky Spanish Revival/California 1930's Bungalow kitchen, what would -you- do?
We're talking floors, cabinets, countertops, maybe even layout (within reason). Appliances all stay. Let the fun begin- I can't wait to hear what you dream up!