I spent a while yesterday making a small replace to my kitchen, which was all began by a purchase order of a water filter.
When Matt and I lived within the apartment, we researched totally different water filters and determined to buy a Berkey Water Filter. We cherished having it, and it sat in a cubby that I created particularly for the water filter within the bookcase that I became slightly pantry.
You may see extra of that kitchen right here. Fascinating facet notice: These apartment kitchen cupboards are the identical coloration as my present kitchen cupboards. What a distinction lighting makes!! That apartment kitchen was all heat incandescent lighting with no pure gentle. The present kitchen is all 5000K LED lighting mixed with pure gentle. If you happen to missed my put up concerning the big distinction it made in the home once I switched from heat LED lighting to sunlight LED lighting, you’ll be able to examine that out right here.
Anyway, Matt and I nonetheless have that little Berkey water filter, but it surely’s simply so small, and Matt drinks a lot water (plus what I take advantage of for my tea) that I’d should fill it continually. It was such a ache that we haven’t used it in years.
However a few week in the past, I made a decision that I needed a brand new one — a BIG one which I didn’t should continually refill — and that the one place it may reside is within the nook of the peninsula. It’s the proper place for it because it’s proper by the sink. So maintaining it stuffed received’t be a trouble. And whereas numerous small home equipment have lived there over time — my Blendtec blender and the Instantaneous pot — I actually don’t like maintaining home equipment out on the countertop. Proper now, I’m storing these on the countertop within the pantry (which I additionally don’t like, but it surely’ll should do for now), in order that left me with this house on the countertop for a brand new Berkey.
It arrived yesterday and I put it collectively, and oh my gosh, it regarded so big!! We obtained the Royal Berkey, so I believe with the stand, it’s round 30 inches tall. So the water filter sitting on our 36-inch-high kitchen countertop is about 6 inches taller than I’m. 😀
It regarded so massive that I made a decision I wanted to hanging one thing on that clean wall that was even increased than the Berkey with a purpose to hopefully make the Berkey look smaller and to attract the attention away from it. So I did slightly procuring round the home to seek out some further frames, after which obtained on Etsy and bought some printable floral watercolor paintings, and hung a collection of three footage on that wall. So right here’s what this nook appears to be like like now.
I completely LOVE the floral watercolor paintings, however the frames will not be everlasting. For one, I don’t love repeating the identical frames that I’ve within the entryway on this nook of the kitchen. I’d like one thing slightly totally different, I believe. And I believe these frames could also be a bit too massive. One thing only a tad smaller (with smaller mats) would most likely work higher. However I like the general concept, and that individual paintings is right here to remain.
That paintings has all the colours that I like in it, and goes so effectively with the neighboring rooms.
The humorous factor is that I’ve needed to hold one thing right here for years now, and simply by no means obtained round to it. It took an enormous water filter to lastly get me to maneuver ahead with that concept.
And naturally, this reducing board lives right here completely. I want it didn’t have it, but it surely does as a result of whereas my polyurea-coated concrete counter tops are holding up very effectively total…
I occurred to seek out the one factor that will eat via polyurea. Yep, go away it to me to seek out that one factor — isopropyl alcohol. I spilled some on the countertop, and whereas I believed I had wiped all of it up, I didn’t understand that some had run beneath the Instantaneous Pot that was sitting proper there. It sat there in a single day, and once I moved the Instantaneous Pot the following day, there was a circle of wrinkled and effervescent polyurea coating that simply peeled proper off.
In order that reducing board sits there doing its job of masking up the ugly spot on my countertop.
Right here’s a more in-depth have a look at the gorgeous little watercolor flowers. However you’ll be able to see them very clearly right here.
This nook additionally hides one other secret. This little drawer doesn’t open all the best way.
After I reworked the kitchen again in 2014, I didn’t know sufficient to know to make use of spacers when placing cupboards proper subsequent to partitions. So I simply put the cupboard proper up towards the wall. That was tremendous so long as that wall was strong. However then it grew to become an issue once I added the cased opening between the kitchen and the lounge. In order that drawer hasn’t been used a lot since then.
However now, along with the vital job of holding matches and toothpicks, it additionally holds the varied issues that I want for the Berkey water filter. So it’s really a really handy place to maintain these issues.
After which the cupboard beneath that I’ve by no means actually put to good use now holds my further reducing boards and the fireplace extinguisher. It’s the proper measurement for these objects!
So this nook now has perform, and that simply leaves me with yet another factor to do earlier than I can name my kitchen utterly organized.
And that’s eliminating the dishwasher. I’ve talked about doing it for years now, however I’ve by no means gotten round to it. I’ve additionally gone via a number of totally different concepts of how I needed to make use of that house. However now I’ve a transparent imaginative and prescient of what I wish to do.
I’m going to show that into a cupboard with doorways, and that’s the place I’m going to retailer the 2 small home equipment that I take advantage of probably the most, however don’t need saved on a countertop — the Blendtec blender and Instantaneous Pot. And there might even be room in there for my third most-used equipment, the air fryer. I’d love the comfort of getting these within the kitchen!
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