kitchen design dilemma - i want everything in a small kitchen!
Hello 2016 Kitchen! Is a white kitchen dead?
What's your best advice for someone renovating their kitchen?
Describe Aussie style in one word!
Cluttered retro (original). And I do have a few fridge magnets!
Transitioning.I'm DIY staining the honey oak cabinets to dark walnut and repainting the multi-layered walls to a plain beige. Someday when we have money, I'll put in white quartz counter tops and a new back splash.
Where we started:
A year a half later and still incorrect English. Killing me Becky. Please fix it!!!!
Not enough cabinet space!
Can't upload pics!!
greenwoodframed....your counter is beautiful. Would you mind sharing specifics?
thanks in advance
Well, looking at this thread proves how different people's tastes are. There are kitchens here the owners love and I don't and vice versa.
I have written above that my one word was "disappointed" That is an understatement, I used to have a very small kitchen that I had redone and was thrilled with the result.
Then I moved into this house. There was a huge, but really badly designed kitchen with very cheap appliances to boot. There was enough room to dance, but not to cook, hardly any bench space, or cupboard space, for that matter.
So, I decided to spend money (I really couldn't afford) and re-do the kitchen. I have been on Houzz for years, been saving bits in the ideabooks, knew exactly what I wanted, but had trouble deciding on the best layout. Got some quotes and was getting more and more confused by the minute, as everyone had opposing ideas. So, decided to spend some more money and get a designer in
Bad idea! Turned out she wasn't listening to anything I said (I am not good at understanding drawings) and (having spent a fortune) I HATE my new kitchen. Even the cabinetmaker was shaking his head at some of her designs. He did question some things while he was measuring up and I did bring those up with her, but she just fobbed me off, that the cabinet maker didn't know what he was talking about. (turned out, I should have listened to HIM)
Sure, I do now have better appliances, (although the space she made for the fridge didn't allow me to buy the size of fridge I planned to, even though I told her the measurements) more cupboard space, but they are mostly the wrong configuration (for instance, I have an "appliance cupboard" that is in a position that it is impossible to access, if I want to use one of the appliances in it, I HAVE to remove it and put it on the counter elsewhere, so it was a waste of space and money as my reason for wanting one was that I could use my appliances in situ) I also still don't have a lot more counter space than I had in the old kitchen.
I suspect the designer has her ears burning, I do swear at her nearly every day! If I was to win lotto, I would go back to the drawing board and start again, but there is no way I can afford to do that!
Judy, I am so sorry. That is horrible. For a room that is used multiple times per day, it should make you say....AHHHHH. I hope you can someday find a way to get the kitchen of your dreams. So, I DO hope you win the lottery, so you can redesign your kitchen!!!