The view from the living room.
The bar stools were a bargain at just $30 apiece.
The other side of the island: lots of counter space.
It makes all my food prep so much easier.
The cupboards hold a lot!
I suppose I could have put a table and chairs here.
But I'd rather do my laundry at home.
And that air conditioning unit? It makes me miss central air.
It reminds me of my childhood without air conditioning. That's why I love fans so much!
This area is a bit cramped but I make it work.
That's basil growing! Yum, a summer filled with pesto.
The tea kettle on the stove is for iced tea right now.
I love drinking tea, especially Irish Breakfast.
I love wearing an apron while I'm cooking. It makes me feel more professional somehow.
I bought this baker's rack in college at a dollar store. It has served me well over the years.
As you can see, I have used all the space in my kitchen and more. I still have two storage bins full of other kitchen/entertaining supplies. Plus, I have my sights set on a KitchenAid mixer, a food processor, and a few other gadgets and gizmos. Until then, I'm making this space work!