Old homes have a ton of character. Our home was build in the early 1930’s and has character up the wazoo. From the breakfast nook and alcove to the arched doorways and built in shelving, our house definitely has charm. It also has some very strange features. A great example is the random white porcelain sink residing in our guest bedroom. While guests can wash their hands in the comfort of their bedroom upstairs, there is no toilet, no shower or bath, no bathroom to speak of at all on the second floor. No, there is just a random sink, completely and totally out of place on the far wall.
Another oddity is the, shall I dare say, creative light fixture above our stove. Are you wondering if your eyes are deceiving you? Isn’t that a bathroom fixture? I would say so but apparently the previous occupants thought it would work beautifully above the stove in the kitchen. The kitchen that is completely lacking cupboard space and no has ventilation whatsoever. And of course it is totally dwarfed on a large wall behind the stove.
A real beauty isn’t it? The only good thing about this thing is the light actually works. So while I do get some light above my stove while cooking, I do have to put up with the strange looks I get when guests visit for the first time.
My husband and I decided once we purchased the home this was one of the first things we wanted to fix. Kitchen hoods really aren’t all that expensive, especially if are good at shopping deals and comparing shopping prices like I am. The obstacle has been how to actually accomplish the whole ventilation aspect. Why can’t we just slap one up there and call it good? At this point to heck with it actually ventilating anything. I just want something with a light that looks like it belongs in a kitchen and the aesthetics that a beautiful kitchen hood provides. Geez.
Since I’ve been in this house almost seven years I am thinking it will be a while before a kitchen hood is installed. Until then, I’m just a mama with kitchen hood dreams. Sigh…
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