Field Stone Cottage Blog

Monday, February 14, 2011

Kitchen Improvements: Phase I

Field Stone Cottage dates to the 1930's. The kitchen has been redone, probably multiple times, since then. The latest upgrades predate our ownership of the cottage which is now into its seventh year. My best guess would be late 1980's or early 1990's. The kitchen is really lovely but it is lacking in both usable cupboard space and working countertop space.
Andy and I debated on how to proceed on improvements and came up with a four point plan. Phase One: We decided that the two lower corner cupboards just had to have lazy susans installed! I was sick of having to get down on the floor, flashlight in hand, to try to find anything in the far reaches of those chasms!
So we visited our local big box home improvement centers and Andy searched for retrofit lazy susans online. We decided on these models.
After some emails back and forth between Andy and Allen to get the sizing right, we ordered four of these lazy susans on February 2nd. They arrived this past Friday, the 11th and Andy installed them on Saturday. He was really pleased with how quickly and easily the project went! I wasn't much help since I had the flu. Andy even took the pictures! But I'm really pleased with the outcome!


rosemary said...

Hooray for kitchen improvements! Your home is so adorable on the outside, it's nice to get a glimpse of the inside. Those lazy susans are a good idea, and how nice that Andy could install them lickity-split!

Hope you're over the flu and feeling better now, Dorothy.

Willow said...

Those lazy susans are truly and improvement!

Kim said...

Corner cupboards can be the worst, but lazy susans make such a difference!

Kim from Hiraeth said...

Wow! Those are perfect! And Handy Andy did a great job; even with the photography!

: )

ellen b. said...

Quickly and easily aren't words you often hear with improvement projects! What a blessing this is. How wonderful to have these easier to access spaces! Enjoy.