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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Kitchen renovations, island or no island?

That is the question!  We have the most old, ugly, and outdated kitchen (at least in my opinion) and I hate being in it.  I hate trying to cook in it with no counter space.  I hate having friends and family over and having them see my embarrassing kitchen.  Yes, I know hate is a strong word, but I really do hate my kitchen!

We recently bought some kitchen cabinets to replace the old broken ones, but have yet to do any work on our kitchen.  We will hopefully be starting our project in June (fingers crossed that all goes as planned), so in the  meantime we're still working out the final details.  What paint color to use, picking out a tile backsplash, deciding whether to look at kitchen carts and islands... and on and on.
There are so many decisions to make when it comes to remodeling.  I'm not sure we have the square footage in the kitchen to go with a large island, but having a small kitchen cart might me nice.  It would give me more storage and a little extra surface area to work on.  They come in all colors too- you can get black kitchen carts, white, cherry, mahogany, oak... whatever you need to tie in with your cabinet color.

And most all of them have the extras built in- spice rack, towel bar- you can get granite, stainless steel, or butcher block top.  Crosley kitchen carts has lots to choose from and looks sturdy and well built.  I really like the look of this one (our cabinets are white)... but I guess we'll have to see if it fits into the new kitchen plans or not.

6 Comments:

Sarah, Arik and Avas Mommy, said...

Trust me, I'm going through the same thing right now with the new house! Nick doesn't seem to have any opinion, yet, of what colors he wants everything to be when it's finished... his only opinion is that he wants it done! ;-) So that leaves me to pick out everything, which sounds ideal, but it's actually stressing me out! There are so many possibilities to what we can build that it's hard to decide which one to go with. I'd like black cabinets myself, but that color seems to kick everything up a notch in cost... it's cheaper to go with neutral colors, but then I ask myself if I will regret it later. ;-) Ah yes, decisions, decisions! Good luck with your kitchen! I am sure it will turn out fabulous!!!

Rhea said...

I love kitchen islands! I don't have one...but I think I would love one. I actually have a lot of counterspace compared to most but I never seem to have enough room when I'm baking.

Sarah, Arik and Avas Mommy said...

Trust me, I'm going through the same thing right now with the new house! Nick doesn't seem to have any opinion, yet, of what colors he wants everything to be when it's finished... his only opinion is that he wants it done! ;-) So that leaves me to pick out everything, which sounds ideal, but it's actually stressing me out! There are so many possibilities to what we can build that it's hard to decide which one to go with. I'd like black cabinets myself, but that color seems to kick everything up a notch in cost... it's cheaper to go with neutral colors, but then I ask myself if I will regret it later. ;-) Ah yes, decisions, decisions! Good luck with your kitchen! I am sure it will turn out fabulous!!!

Rhea said...

I love kitchen islands! I don't have one...but I think I would love one. I actually have a lot of counterspace compared to most but I never seem to have enough room when I'm baking.

Marvelous Mommy said...

We have a tiny kitchen so an island would never work but I've always wanted one! My MIL has a fairly small kitchen with an island but it works really well!

Twingle Mommy said...

I have an island in my kitchen and I love it! If you have room, you should get one. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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