Now that we’ve discussed the inspiration, let’s dive into the products. Green cabinets and light counters were the vision, but let’s talk today about how we got to the right ones. It can be easy to see something in your head, but to find the right products to match your visions isn’t always easy, is it?
Now it was time to discuss functionality with my awesome Lowe’s product specialist. I do pretty well with aesthetic design, but the idea of laying out a kitchen on my own was a little scary. I’m no chef, but I’m hoping someday I’ll want to cook amazing meals for my family and friends. I want our kitchen to be well equipped and functional for any level of cooking, and Kathleen knows all about that end of things. Knowing I didn’t have to go this alone was a big relief.
A reminder of the kitchen’s current state here. We’re keeping a very similar layout because in general it works great for us, but Kathleen helped by suggesting some things to make working in here much easier. We’ve got a lot of big drawers, pull out shelves, a KitchenAid mixer cabinet and spice and baking sheet pull outs on either side of the range. One of the things I’m most excited about is the full fridge and freezer, more on that later.
I’m still working out the edges…so many options! Do I go safe, modern, traditional? We’ll be doing a waterfall edge on the peninsula and that has to come into play too. I had dreams of having an apron front sink made out of the countertop material like this but it’s apparently not possible in this quartz. I checked several times I can’t let things go, just ask Micah and the answer continued to be no, but the more I think about it the better it probably is. We have such a tight space of lowers and about half of it is filled with stainless steal appliances – range, dishwasher, garbage compactor I’m totally obsessed with ours so taking away even more cabinet for a sink front might not be the way to go. I have trouble letting go, but things usually work out for the best!
Next Saturday we gut the place, and I won’t be able to cook for some time. No tears here! We’ve got a lot more to discuss, and I’m already praying we don’t find any more surprises in the demo we already encountered a big one. Be sure to come back next week when we’ll chat about flooring, tile, and the surprise that’s thrown me for a loop.