Monday, January 18, 2010

Kitchen Makeover: Decisions, Decisions!

Whew, what a whirlwind of a week!  I have so much to catch y'all up on!

We've made quite a bit of progress on our kitchen makeover.  As you know, when you are decorating sometimes just making some of the decisions involved in a project can take the most time and energy.  This week of making decision after decision was no exception! 

One thing that has made planning this project so much easier has been to:
1)  Have set goals.
2)  Have a general design plan.

Our Goals for the Kitchen Makeover:

  • Beauty --  Since the kitchen is literally right in the "heart" (the central hub) of our home, we need a beautiful space that sets the "tone" for the decor of the rest of our home.  Not to mention, makes the kitchen so lovely that size doesn't enter people's minds!
  • Storage --  There isn't much in the way of storage space in this small kitchen.  We need to make the best use out of every square inch of space that we can.  Making trips up from the basement with items such as serving platters, and cookie trays isn't much fun. 
  • Function --  We're a family that cooks and bakes on a daily basis, often with more than one "chef" in the kitchen at a time.  We need space for family meals, homework, and a "planning center" for me to keep track of the family schedule and important papers.
  • Space -- We knew that we couldn't afford to expand the kitchen footprint in any way, so what to do when you want a Bigger & Brighter kitchen?
  • Budget --   Keeping this project affordable is a must!  What should we improve now, and what can wait until later?

Tomorrow I'll share with you how we're planning to
Reach Our Goals!

{and give you a preview of the design!}


Shell in your Pocket said...

What fun...can't wait to see the finished product!

sandy toe

Christy said...

I can't wait to see!

Jill said...

I love a challenge! How rewarding it will be when it is all done...

southerninspiration said...

Looking forward to hearing more about it...


A Touch of Country said...

I am at odds with my hubby on the budget. He wants to spend $40,000 on a new custom built kitchen for our 1950's home and I want to spend $15000 to 20,000 and just repurpose it with new flooring, quartz countertops, add glass to several doors, a new island, new knobs etc.

I can't wait to see what you have in store for us in blogworld!

Gypsy aka Tam said...

Oh how exciting! I can't wait to read about your plans. We just finished our kitchen remodel right before Christmas and I LOVE my new kitchen.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

SO much fun! I love your inspiration photos. :)