Last Friday, I decided that the door between the top of the basement steps/door to the garage, and the kitchen needed to come off so I could see what it would look like. I never closed it. In fact, it had a door stop attached at the bottom so it could NOT be closed. (Behind the door is also where I stored my tall step ladder.) I just wondered how I would like it with it GONE.
This is a very OLD photo, and my kitchen has changed quite a bit since then, as I have de-cluttered many times, but it shows the door pretty well, so you can see the comparison.
It’s been this way for a week now, and I have to say I REALLY like it. I found a safe place to store the door in case it ever needs to go back on, and a new place to store my step ladder. The chalk board and sign were attached to the door, so I moved them to the wall. Walking by, it gives us a few more inches of clearance. I like the bright white as opposed to the dark door. It seems to me like it makes the space bigger and brighter, and I like that!