So I guess I told a tiny white lie in the last post. There has been progress with the house!
We're signed, sealed and delivered with our architects to begin the plans for the new kitchen, mudroom, bathroom and whatever else we decide to throw in there.
Phase II was recommended to us by our inspector, Steve, and we hit it off immediately with Peg and Jay. Why I especially like them? They do everyday, real-life projects for normal people. Some of the people we talked to and researched seemed to only be designing ultra-modern, urban, pie-in-the-sky projects. I love Frank Gehry and all, but not for this project. Peg and Jay immediately recognized the character of the house and respected our decision to mix some old with new.
This past weekend Mr. B and I filled out our "Conceptual Checklist" for the kitchen. Think three pages (in 10 point font!) of everything and anything you could every possibly dream of for your kitchen. We made notes of what was important to us, what we didn't care for, what we absolutely required and what we would love to have if the stars aligned.
I won't bore you with the obvious requirements: breakfast bar, special lighting, lots of storage and counter top space. In terms of what we won't be including? I might as well break it to you now: There will be no dumbwaiter, cappuccino bar, wood burning pizza oven or ice cream machine.
Gasp. I understand if you don't really feel like reading our blog from here on out. I was hoping for the wood burning pizza oven too.
Peg and Liz visited this morning to review the checklist with us, talk through our ideas and take measurements/surveys to get the first plans in motion. They should have something to us at the beginning of December. I can't wait to see what they come back with. In the meantime, our assignment is to visit some kitchen appliance showrooms.
Does anyone have any tips for us?
When I remodeled my kitchen I wish I had thought of xxxx?
When you have kids you absolutely need xxxx in your kitchen...
I saw a kitchen once with xxxx and thought it was a super cool idea.....