I designed and custom fit everything to fit our needs and to use the space most efficiently. Someday if we ever get around to doing a major remodel to our kitchen, it would look very similar to yours. This post has a link to where my stools were purchased. For many reasons, time, budget, kids, work, and of course, indecision.
Then my husband decided to get a bid to see how much it would cost to extend our wall out six feet. Now there is less drywall, and the large beam – the last remnant of the soffit – has been removed. Love your blog and love French Basketeer….would love to see them at one of the shows in Houston or RoundTop!
I could re-do my kitchen, finish my master bathroom, fix the roof, replace four old windows, and redo my yard. But now that it’s all done, we think that removing the soffit is the single most dramatic change we made to the kitchen. It was a heck of a project but a great experience and a great skill builder.
In the Fall/Winter edition of Ottawa Renovates magazine, a magazine produced in conjunction with the Greater Ottawa Home Builders Association, there is an article where several Ottawa area builders are asked about construction costs. Beasley & Henley Interior Design has Top 5 Kitchen Trends for 2014.
We spent about a week agonizing over whether we could go up that high or try to scale back in some areas, but we ultimately decided that we wouldn’t be happy cutting corners, and we decided to just go for it. My husband probably would have been okay with the $70,000 kitchen, but knowing me I was convinced that I would spend the next ten years obsessing over what we didn’t get.