One reason that influenced my move is that their was a closet under the stairs. It is smaller and not as short, but I was pretty sure that it was empty behind the wall and that there was extra space just waiting to be used. Until today it was just a theory. :) It is now confirmed.
This wall is going to come down and I'll refinish the empty part under the stairs to have a new play closet. Im pretty exciting to try my hand out at drywall and finishing. :) I'm having trouble finding storage for the boys' toys at the new house. They just don't fit on shelves well. Now I just have to convince Jared to bump this higher on the to-do list.
And this is what my sink looked like yesterday while I was prepping food for ESL. Last night's lesson was on food again. :) I miss my deep sink and well laid out counter space. I am having trouble working efficiently in this kitchen still. But I also haven't come up with a good solution yet, so no kitchen projects until I am certain!