Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A little catch-up

Well, it's 12:35 AM.  I was a good girl and got to bed early (by my standards) around 11, and spent the next hour plus tossing, turning, and day dreaming about my kitchen.  (Why count sheep when you can count cabinets?)  Apparently my extreme sensitivity to caffeine didn't bode well with the decaffeinated iced tea I had after work.  And my excitement about kitchen renovations doesn't help.

Oh, wait...I need to play major catch-up on the ol' blog, so that kitchen comments make sense!

You might remember that the kitchen was the last project on our list.  Once the rest of the house was "done," we decided, we'd wait for a while, save up some money, and then dive into the kitchen.  In my blog delinquency, I haven't shared with you that the front porch is now done and the laundry room is now done.  (Pictures should be forthcoming on those....although I'm having trouble falling asleep, I am too tired to go find the camera cord).  The upstairs is 99% complete (waiting only for some touch-up paint and installing bedroom doors).  The downstairs has a few other touch-up projects, and we need to install ceiling tiles on the living room ceiling.  Otherwise, the downstairs is done, too.

The laundry room has been finished for all of about 5 days.  While our initial plans had us waiting more along the lines of 5 months, or even much longer, we're ready now to dig into the kitchen.  We have the momentum, vacation time, and (thankfully) the necessary funds to get this project underway.  I need to confirm with the (sleeping) demolition boss, but I'm pretty sure he plans to start ripping down the paneling within two weeks.  WOO HOO!  This is simultaneously exhilarating and frightening.  Although we've successfully gutted (and put back together!) other rooms of the house, it's no secret that a kitchen's just a tad more complicated.  There will be new challenges, and tons of decisions.

My head is spinning in particular tonight because I went to Lowes and set up a consultation with a kitchen designer.  I'm SO EXCITED to meet with him on Wednesday and take my ideas and have him put them on paper.  The cabinet catalogs he gave me certainly didn't do much for my one-night insomnia.

When I started writing this post, I had intentions of listing out some of the exciting plans I have for the kitchen, but my eyelids are finally getting heavy.  I'll be back with promised pictures of the porch, the laundry room, as well as lots of kitchen planning and progress.  Until then, sweet renovation dreams!

1 comment:

  1. It has to be one of these two for the sleeping trouble... it was the crazy weather? Or your excitement over setting up your kitchen appointment? I wouldn't sleep if I was meeting with a kitchen planner. Too many ideas would be running are in my head. How EXCITING!!