Our new kitchen is big.
It has potential.
Unfortunately we will not be able to unleash its potential all at once. Instead, we will let it leak out slowly, like a helium balloon deflating slowly over time.
If all goes well, we will in the next 6 years or so, completely redo the kitchen.
Until then, it’s getting a face lift!
Just a little tuck here, and a little nip there, and voila! 15 years younger!
So I’ve created a list of my problems in the kitchen. (Deric thinks it’s perfect now, see costs at bottom of table ;-)
|PROBLEM||SHORT-TERM SOLUTION||LONG-TERM SOLUTION|
|Beige laminate countertops that look mauve in certain lighting||Paint over the tan walls that make the countertops look mauve
|Replace with a nice black granite|
|White paint flaking off cabinets||Touch up paint with extra paint found in the garage||Replace cabinets with modern white or light maple ones|
|Small 2×2” Gray/mauve tile backsplash||Paint over them (I just want them to disappear into the background)||Replace…. With something…. something better…|
|Dirty stained white grout and 6×6” white! floor tiles||Scrub grout for 2 days and seal||Replace! With very large, very gray tiles, and very small grey grout lines!|
|Built-in wall can-opener||Learn to live with it… or pull out and hang picture over gaping hole in wall||Remove! And pretend it was never there|
|Electric cook-top||Use it, create on it, learn to love it||Replace! With nice hot gas one|
|Outdated ceiling fan||Replace with nice drum pendant||Keep drum pendant|