Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Kitchen Remodel 2015 // Planning
WOW, we're moving fast! Since my little announcement on Monday a lot has happen. I'm talking cabinets removed, beam ordered, temp wall up, footings being dug... oh the list goes on. Before I get ahead of myself I really should talk at the plan.
+ pick out cabinet doors from semi hand made (we're using ikea boxes, etc.) and order doors + pick out/order countertops + pick out/order flooring + buy faucet + buy sink + pick out/ buy new ceiling fan -- the hubby really wants one so I'm looking for a super modern fan. Any suggestions are welcome. This was definitely a compromise on my part. + order new stainless steel dishwasher and microwave (we already have a stainless fridge and stove) + pick out paint color for living room and kitchen + pick out accent wall paint color + pick out/buy backsplash material + buy pendant lights for above island + buy barn door and hardware + buy hardware for cabinets + buy slate for entryway/mudroom + pick out/buy new front door + purchase cans for recessed lighting in the hallway Misc. + new couch + coffee table/ Ottoman + tv mount + rug for living room + rug for kitchen under dining table + barstools + bookshelves + order window shades for the kitchen
You're now looking at our new kitchen if you were standing in the living room! This is a major reno that includes removing a 24 foot wall that currently separates the kitchen and living room.
When we hired our new contractor I thought I would have a few weeks to pick out finishings, but nope. He's squeezing us in so things started the next day! You know what that means I have a lot of decisions to make. Now I've been thinking about it for months so I have a pretty clear idea. However I still will second guess myself. I know I want modern, but I'm traditional. So how do you create a transitional space? Losing sleep over here from the kitchen not the baby!
This is what's I'm thinking.
Decisions, decisions. Here's my long check list.
+ new curtains in the living room
+ spruce up the paint on the fireplace
WOW... I'm stressed just writing it all out! To be continued....