DH, FIL, and I sat down this weekend and went through our kitchen design. It's with the designer now for a mock up. We should be picking out cabinets and countertops in the next few weeks! I can't wait to have a nice big island and tons of storage.
i am jealous of your new island. i am content with our kitchen. i can't ever understand these people who i see on HGTV shows who go into a hoome with a brand new kicthen and they rip everything out to start over because of their color choices. i wish i had m oney to throw away like that.
i'm not a fan of open concept - i like the separate kitchen, living, and dining rooms. it will be hard for me to find something i like when we eventually plan to move again.
The one kitchen thing we've stayed consistent on is a pot-filler at the stove. Other than that, we can't decide on one thing. It's not that we don't agree, it's that we want too much stuff really. I'll need 2 stoves: one that's gas w/ a hood, one that's induction w/ microwave over it, 2 ovens...don't get me started on cabinets and drawers. It went downhill when we discovered drawers that opened and closed automatically. Oh and a permanently installed IPad in one of the cabinet doors for recipe uses and watching Netflix while batch cooking...it just keeps getting ridiculous.
I miss my old house having 2 kitchens. There are a lot I miss about that HOUSE, but I certainly don't miss that town.
Yep, the second kitchen is about the size of what I have now. The basement used to be an apartment for the grown son. It was a walkout with a full bath, loaded kitchen (we replaced the dishwasher with a wine frig), a fireplace, and a bedroom. In the living area we had a pool table, huge ass sectional, pub table, and two overstuffed chairs and STILL didn't have the room furnished completely.
I miss that house.
I guess we technically had two kitchens -- we had a detached garage with an apartment built over it that was originally designed for my grandma to stay in when she visited us from California but was mostly used when I had friends at the house for sleepovers so we could be as loud as we wanted without getting yelled at.