I think I’ve heard a saying, “back door guests are best” or something cheesy like that. At my house, the people who actually know us come to the back door. This is because our driveway curves around the back of the house- so it doesn’t make any sense for them to walk back around and knock on the front door. So my ‘entry way’ technically comes right into my kitchen.
This has been a bit of a dilemma for me since we moved in because the first thing you would see when you came in the back door was a brown block of cabinets that was not at all functional for our family. It subconsciously bummed me out for years every time I came home and saw the the papers and dog supplies piled up right as you walked in. So this year I decided to do something about it. Here are a couple before pictures of the view when you came in our backdoor.
Then after we demo’d and moved our ‘pantry’ cabinets together. To me- this was a huge improvement already- but we weren’t done yet!
Open shelving, a coffee bar, new light fixture, simple artwork and statement wallpaper… and look ma- less clutter! The dog and coffee supplies are tucked away in our new coffee bar from Target. And we kept the only cabinets that were actually functional for us- the pantry.
Oh, and in case you were wondering what my front door entry looks like- here you go!