Time keeps moving on and I am still talking about re-doing my kitchen. Well, now I have a serious plan. I am hoping at the end of the summer to start construction on my kitchen upgrade. I have some more plans to work out and haven't 100% decided on going the Ikea route, but I have a good idea of how I want my kitchen to look and I am so excited to finally get going.
One of the issues I had when thinking of a new kitchen was keeping it in context of my condo. It doesn't seem prudent to overspend on a fancy kitchen that won't be on equal footing with the rest of the space. Compared to other apartments in my building, my unit is definitely upgraded..just the kitchen and my bedroom closet are not up to speed. I also didn't think it was realistic to spend more than normal on an oven, especially since I am not a proficient cook in any way.
One of my BFFs just upgraded a kitchen and found these Kitchen Aid appliances at Best Buy. The aesthetic is perfect and they are not outrageously expensive. This was such a happy find since I have such a look in mind for this exciting project and was worried I wouldn't be able to make it happen.
As far as counter tops go, I can't let go of my white marble dream. My kitchen is galley shaped and not terribly big so there is not a ton of counter top space. I am hoping start looking this summer and hopefully be able to find what I am looking for.
I am also open to quartz for the countertops..there are many that look very similar to Carrara marble
So, the planning is still ongoing, but now a realistic target date of the end of the summer. One of the most exciting parts of this new kitchen is the storage I will gain. There is almost two feet above my cabinets empty now and it is such a waste. My new cabinets will go all the way to the top. Lots of research left to do..will keep you posted.