The kitchen pantry and breakfast nook area makes the kitchen feel huge. In an otherwise small house, the kitchen provided the room I needed to make this space my own.
With the dining room right on the other side of the wall, there was no need to add another table. Instead, I added a pot rack, mounted a small TV (to watch cooking shows while I learn to make my own recipes), and installed a bar made of the same butcher block countertop material in the rest of the kitchen.
When we threw a surprise retirement party for my mom earlier this year, we got a great shot of this new space… and the lack of a permanent table in this spot means we can move around furniture and lead people out onto the new deck!