I know, we mentioned before that living without a full functioning kitchen hasn’t been that bad. And it’s true, it hasn’t. But over the past few days, I’ve been longing for the simple things… countertops to plop the mail on when I come in after a walk with Bentley, a full-sized refrigerator to house excessive amounts of bottled water, an oven so I can cook Greg a “real” dinner… the list goes on.
I think this post may be more for me than the readers. The reason being, I need some motivation. It’s easy to compile a collection of inspiration photos and a list of wants and needs. I’m all about lists. I’m what you would call a “list-aholic”. But when it comes down to actually making decisions, I tend to over think things. And when it comes to the kitchen, it’s a big deal. It’s not like paint. If you end up not liking the color once you see it on the wall, pick up another color and rock and roll. A kitchen is a huge investment and it’s the heart of the home. So it’s extra important that it be not only functional but reflect who you are and be able to blend with the rest of the home.
Since we already have the general layout planned (read about our plan of attack here), the next step is deciding on cabinetry. And that’s where we are now — working on making the final decisions about brand, color and style of cabinetry. Once we make our final decisions, it’s still going to be a while until the kitchen is actually done — or “done done” as Greg likes to put it.
All of that being said, I’m determined to get the ball rolling a little faster. I can’t keep putting it off. Decisions must be made or else this year’s Thanksgiving dinner will consist of Easy Mac, Ramen Noodles and frozen peas & carrots. Over the next few days, we’re going an extreme effort to finalize the cabinetry decision and put together an inspiration board as to what we want the final product to look like. It’s on — like Donky Kong.