Thank you for all of your awesome suggestions on what to do with the kitchen wall. We had a few things in mind, but y'all came up with a lot of great new ideas!
- Desk/homework center
- Bar height table as a breakfast area
- Play kitchen
- Rip it out and build out a pantry
- Rip it out and add a doorway
- Microwave on the shelf, wine rack below
- Marble-top baking center
- Cookbooks on the shelf
- Child sized table and art area, chalkboard paint on the wall?
For under the shelf... We think it's a drink station. Specifically coffee/tea. Y'all, we have a lot of coffee and tea paraphernalia. Our hot water pot, tea pot, French press, actual coffee and tea, sugar, etc. We use all of this daily, and right now it takes up valuable counter space near the sink in more of a food-prep area. So we think this all needs its own little counter area.
We put a little washstand here to get a feel for height and distance from the wall, but we definitely want something a bit taller, wider, and more built in.
And for under the counter? Kyle is hoping for a beer fridge. Maybe even one that would fit a carboy?
But this is the working idea so far.