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14 February 2009 @ 10:22 pm
I've teased y'all with hints of a Project on the horizon. Here it is: we're re-doing my entire (very very very tiny galley) kitchen.

I intend to use this as an excuse to learn how to properly use my camera (and Photoshop!) that I might document the before, the after, and the in-between.

We've not yet put any money down, but it looks as if we're going with fairly simple but well made cabinetry. Countertops are not yet decided. We will be adding two new appliances, a new sink, a goodly amount of lighting.

I figured if I ever had the chance to remodel my kitchen, I'd be bouncing about in glee. In truth, we're working with a wee space and a budget, and even then the choices are frelling overwhelming. The only thing that's keeping me from completely freaking out is that this is a major investment in our tiny-but-adorable and ever-so-quirky cottage.

It's likely I'll be posting pictures and specs, questions and pleas for help. I'll try to tag it all so you can skim past it if you so desire.

I haven't even begun to think about hardware. and lighting. and the backsplash. oh, sweet merciful heavens, the backsplash!
Zoë Tzoethor on February 15th, 2009 03:39 am (UTC)
Yay - I can live vicariously through your house remodeling!

I want a house I can do things to sooo badly...
Kel: Tardis Sanctuaryladyjoust on February 15th, 2009 03:47 am (UTC)
hee! To be fair, though, you might not be so yay-ful once you see how much work our house needs.

On a side note, I'm already planning far beyond what we could ever do in this space.Oh, and far beyond our budget. I desperately want recycled glass countertops (75% post consumer recycled material, and it's gorgeous!) but I don't know that there's anyone closer than Texas who can do a measurement and install. *sigh*
Zoë Tzoethor on February 15th, 2009 06:57 am (UTC)
Oooo! I'm so glad to discover you're a green-oriented person as well!

I would so love to buy a house and redo the whole thing into environment friendly stuff -- in particular, I think a built-in compost chute would be quite excellent. :)

But yeah... the budget. It always gets in the way of fun things.
Maire: rabbitaranturas on February 15th, 2009 06:44 pm (UTC)
New kitchens are great...I did mine a couple of years ago and I'm not even a good cook.....makes baking more fun though.

And speaking of fun.....kickboxing? I'm less in the need to punch stuff mode, but still need to find an exercise routine I can do and more importantly will do.
Annephloxyloxy on February 15th, 2009 07:17 pm (UTC)
Ooo, a new kitchen! Fun!! I will definitely stay updated :D
harpiegirl4: Ariel squeeharpiegirl4 on February 17th, 2009 09:56 am (UTC)
Just so you know, www.myknobs.com and www.knobdepot.com are not porn sites. But they do offer lots and lots of beautiful knobs that you can put on cabinets. Since we're renters, it was the only thing we could do to improve our kitchen... I can't remember which of the two sites I ended up buying from, but I got some terrific, cheap knobs!

Damn. No matter what I do, that still sounds dirty.