It seems it's about time to redo the kitchen either for staying or selling. Please ignore all the "stuff" but need some suggestions on which way to go. There is obviously a problem with storage space, and everyone in the subdivision has had that problem over the years. I have neighbors filling their added upper shelves to their hall closets with small appliances and other things, neighbors that have stuff out on their kitchen and dining room tables full of their "stuff". The trim which is everywhere in the house is a medium dark chocalate with some burgandy and gold depending on how the sun shines on it. Most of the floor in the entire house is a red oak natural with just a shellac for protection.
My boyfriend wants to not see the canned goods, small appliances, anything on the counter, get rid of the old microwave, update appliances except for dishwasher and refrigerator since they are rather new.
I had a thought of taking half the hall closet and putting shelves so I can put small appliances or pots and pans in there, or add an extra top shelf in the hall closet and put small appliances on the top shelves. There is one shelf already as in a normal closet.
The flooring in the kitchen is Kentile. I know it looks like a disaster, and I know I need to figure something out so it doesn't look so cluttered.
I like some of the pots/pans close by for ease of use. Most of the cabinets are full except for one which had canned goods in them. If I put the canned goods in one of the lower cabinets I forget that they are there. It is a dilemma.