this fabric), but just the airiness and brightness of the space (even at night when I took this photo) is orders of magnitude better! One other potential fix that I'm considering is going back in and painting the cabinet hardware silver (it doesn't come off the cabinets, so it was easier to just paint it white with all of the wood) but it's hardly a necessity at this point. I'm really loving everything just how it is!
You can see where I pushed the fridge over toward the wall to cover that doorway to the useless hallway, which is now camouflaged storage. I was then able to fit my butcher block island from IKEA against the wall which nearly doubled my counter space! I added shelving to the left of the fridge and over the butcher block for additional storage (I plan to stock up on more of these boxes from IKEA). I covered the visible portion of the doorway with a cheap white curtain and added some art above the fridge to camouflage it further. I also brought my citrus-themed paintings that have followed me from Florida. Voila, my awesome upgraded kitchen!