Long before the demolition, HVAC, electrical, plumbing, lumber, drywall and a few dumpster loads …
Create a renovation notebook, do a rough sketch of the room and measure the space … twice. Write it down.
Pick out the kitchen appliances, microwave, vent hood, sink, faucet, lighting and where the garbage goes, to start planning the kitchen design.
High profile kitchen faucets might look good but they splash everywhere. Going to replace mine with a medium to low profile kitchen faucet instead.
Buy the big fridge.
Think double oven.
Buy a dishwasher with a stainless interior.
Open kitchen shelves (love+hate) and open storage on top of the cupboards is tough to keep clean. The open shelves I can live with but design your kitchen cupboards so they go all the way up to the ceiling and you’ll never have to clean up there again.
Slab (flat front) cupboards are easier to maintain, look amazing and may prove to be cheaper.
Design deep drawers for base cupboards, instead of cupboards with adjustable shelves.
The big box stores offer kitchen design services that will give you a baseline of where your budget can take you in a full retail environment. If a box store meets your expectations great … expect to pay more for the convenience and resources.
Can’t afford the box stores? Be the contractor or find one with a list of go-to plumbers, electricians, painters, sheet-rockers and cabinetmakers.
Promise yourself that you’ll paint the new walls, windows and doors before you install everything else. ( I prefer flat paint on ceilings and satin paint for the walls, woodwork and doors but … the painter thought otherwise.) The End.
“What is happening to me happens to all fruits that grow ripe. It is the honey in my veins that makes my blood thicker, and my soul quieter.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche … especially if I’m lucky enough to have the right size box and bubble wrap. 😉
The shop is in full swing and I’m on pace to sell and/or donate at least 1/2 of one storage locker. Woo hoooo! Thank you to all who have stopped and shopped!
Recently listed this gorgeous pair of tile pears. My original idea was to glue them on to something but that was decades ago. They may be handmade Italian pottery – maybe not – and they can be used as drink coasters or wall art. Click 2 Browse the Shop Here or scroll down for more exciting new listings.
Rare Find of the Week …
Always be yourself, unless you can be a unicorn. Then, always be a unicorn. – Jaime Murray