I've included a picture of the area above our sink. We need to finish trimming out the beadboard and cabinets but you can see the backsplash and wallpaper. We originally intended on putting long shelves above the sink but the can light hit the shelves and block the light from the work area. I'm not sure what else to do in that space. I really need some more storage space (I prefer open storage in that area.) I am going to the Country Living fair this Saturday and am hoping to find a solution to my problem there. Could I do small shelves to the right of the sink and something decorative in the rest of the space?
I really like your wood counters. They are charming. However- I don't like seeing that line where the wallpaper and tin meet at all. It is very awkward. It has to go. Let me give you a few options.
- I would extend the tin to the ceiling. Then- I would still do one of my subsequent ideas.
- A plate rack is very shallow- but offers some storage and good wall coverage.
- A very shallow shelf for glasses
- Cubbie style shelving- just 12 inches deep.
- Add a large window- or a pass through if it goes to an appropriate room.
- Add shelves just deep enough for spices. Then make sure you get cool spice jars-
- Add a display area for a collection. Don't have one? Go to an antique store and get inspired.
- Move your lighting or add some more and give yourself all the storage you want.
What do you think readers? What should Kim do with her kitchen sink area? Do you have a favorite of these ideas or one of your own?