First of all, thanks to everyone for the 100's of kitchen 're-do' ideas ! So many that my head is spinning from the decisions to make about redesigning it. Perusing Pinterest and Houzz and reading all the e-mails has become my new hobby. Actually, dreaming has become my new hobby.
Just to recap . . . we arrived home from Mexico to find our kitchen missing due to a faulty In-Sink-Erator Hot Spot that flooded our kitchen and basement. Having a swimming pool would be nice. Just not downstairs. (See photos on a previous post.)
For about three days, I walked around in shock. I walked around all the broken granite and boxes full of pots and pans and silverware and towels and small appliances . . . looking for wooden spoons and spatulas.
Then I started thinking about all those people in New York who are still living in tents because their houses were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. And that there was a Nor'easter headed their direction. I decided my missing kitchen wasn't that big of a deal.
theHansMan went to Home Depot and bought a little counter/cabinet so that the plumber could set and reinstall the sink. He also hooked up the dishwasher. That meant I didn't have to wash dishes in the bathroom sink.This week has been spent with insurance adjusters, wooden floor installers, tile people, cabinet makers, decorater, contractors, appliance salepeople, and on and on.
That meant only one thing : I NEEDED A NOTEBOOK !
That blue line shows where it will be built. Bye-Bye French doors that always need to be cleaned and that don't match the kitchen !!! I am tickled pink about having a 'real place' to store panty items.
1) double black kitchen sink
2) Kenmore dishwasher
3) Kenmore French door refrigerator (3 years old)
4) Free standing gas stove/oven
5) Kenmore microwave (new)
6) French doors
The other night, theHansMan was sitting at 'the bar,' and said, "You know, I kinda like our kitchen this way."