We’ve been planning our brains out lately… dreaming and scheming. Which is fun and stressful. But more fun than stressful. And lucky for us, both Home Depot and Lowe’s have kitchen design tools. So we ran over to the house, took some quick measurements, and dreamed up a new kitchen. This project is in the 6 months-1 year away category… basically, we need to save our pennies and then we’ll knock it all out at once.
I ended up using the Lowe’s designer- for whatever reason, it was a bit more user-friendly, and I liked their cabinet selections better than Home Depot. We’ll see how that ends up down the road. You just plop in a few sizes and some appliances, and viola! A kitchen is born!
We’re thinking that perhaps in the meantime, we’ll paint cabinets and put some contact paper down- just so we don’t get sad about our kitchen feeling old and dingy. The kitchen- as it is- has solid pine cabinets. Which would feel like a shame to waste. So perhaps upon OperationKitchenRenovation, they’ll be able to be relocated to the garage. I saw this and got jealous. (scroll halfway down and check out this guy’s garage!!)
We love open shelving- we’ve got a couple of shelves in our place now, and just really enjoy seeing what we have and being able to grab it. So we want to continue that in to the new place- the open cabinets to the right of the window and left of the fridge will either stay open cabinets, or be just shelving. TBD. And glass-front cabinets make me really excited. Really.
What I’m most excited about, though? A dishwasher. And counter space. And an Ice Maker. And drawers. And everything.
Less than a week away!!!!!
What about you? Have you used a kitchen planner? What worked best? Also, can there ever be too much plaid in the world?