Anyway, during her brief visit to school yesterday, I got to meet with the kitchen designer I've been working with to see her vision for my kitchen. Oh wow. I was so impressed. The transformation she came up with was so cool.....so much more than I would have imagined my kitchen could actually be. Of course, the estimate was higher than I had imagined as well. Go figure. Oh, and even better? The estimate didn't include LABOR. Labor that includes demo'ing out my current cabinets, countertops, etc, doing away with the soffits over the existing cabinets, moving the hook up for my stove and switching it to gas, and installing the new cabinets and countertops. I told her to go ahead and get the general contractor out to get me an estimate on that part, but I have a feeling it's going to be hefty.
I have some other feelers out. I would love to go with the design that was created for me, but it may just be way out of budget. Not to worry, though. The kitchen redo is a go. I even dreamed about it all last night.
I've been perusing Pinterest for ideas. I'm drawn to a white kitchen. It's classic, it's clean, and it opens up a small space.No question that that's what we'll do. I'll leave you with some of my favorites:
(All images via Pinterest)