A new kitchen is something I've been dreaming about since we received keys to our new home 15 years ago! Lots of dogeared magazines, many pins of kitchens on Pinterest, and the time is finally here. Gulp!
Have you ever been in this situation where you finally are able to attack a project that you've been dreaming about for so long, and now that it is here you freak that you aren't sure about the choices you have made? Well, that's me.right.now.
There are definitely some ideas that I know FOR SURE that I want without question but others, I'm like teetering on and hope I'm choosing the right choice.
Here are my ideas as of now....
Then we took our plans to Lowe's and they put it out on this 3D scale. Again rough idea, not completely the same as what it will look like but similar. It depends on which oven I choose, and if it has a down draft, I won't have the hood that I sketched in above, and the island should be longer. I am hoping it will fit at least 5 chairs.
Also, you know when you have a get together and everyone hangs out in the kitchen, with this old layout it was very confined to the u shape area and felt cramped, or people were on the other side where you couldn't see them very well because of that upper cabinet.
Needless to say, I'm very excited about the new layout.
This is my basic plans right now. We are still in a stalled position right now since we are waiting for clear days to do the next step of rebuilding which is opening up and redoing the roof. Sadly I don't see really any clear days in our near future, so this might take awhile.
To maybe clear up some questions you might have, like why are you getting a new kitchen when it looks like there wasn't any damage to your cabinets or to the kitchen really at all?
To fix the misalignment, the sheetrock and insulation all had to be removed thus the cabinets would have to be removed. The cabinets actually had come apart from the wall in certain areas and were coming apart from each other in other areas. Our insurance company deemed the kitchen a loss because we would not be able to take cabinets apart to get to fixing the wall and possibly re-framing and put the cabinets back together.
We received money to go towards new cabinets and new countertops based on our old cabinets. The costs that will deal with the switching of the layout of the kitchen and any upgrades past what we've been compensated for will be on our own dime. This was definitely without a doubt NOT how I wanted to get my kitchen remodel. If I had a choice of not having a tree fall on our house (and possibly being scarred for life) and no remodel versus the tree falling/new kitchen, I would choose no tree/no remodel. It happened though and this is just a sweet silver lining out of it all.
This was a lot longer of a post that I had anticipated. I will post our family room plans soon. If you have any questions feel free to ask away.
Until next time.