I Have Decided

December 10, 2009


We’re going to gut the kitchen. Next year, hopefully as soon as the kids finish their school year (if I can wait that long). I cannot STAND this horrible kitchen any longer!! I am going to plan on demolishing the room (26 x 12) sometime in May, with plans on starting to electrify and plumb the room by June. I will have to replace the entire plumbing system, upstairs and downstairs, because most of the pipes are inside the walls of the kitchen. I know they are in bad shape, so I will have to replace the system before I close up the walls.

So I’m going to be spending all winter planning the room. I’d love to gut the adjoining dining room (that still has no electricity except for two outlets in the very old wiring system that I kept in place). That will be a tough one to do because it has four windows, six doorways, and two stairwells. yikes.

So please keep me in your prayers as I plan and finance this project. I’m going to toss aside my pride and start up a “Donate” button in my sidebar. I don’t really like those things, but I know some of you have offered to help in times past… and I have donated to some bloggers, too…. so I’m going to “make room for more.”

Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full–pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back. Luke 6:38

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One Response to “I Have Decided”

  1. Bonnie Story Says:

    Yay! Have you considered using IKEA? I am so, so, so glad that we did. They have a nice traditional cabinet face pattern called “Adel” with a “shaker” feel that comes in several different beautiful wood finish veneers, or solid paint-grade finishes. Beautiful. I am so glad that we did not do custom or any other big-box cabinetry. The hardware is especially great, all the hinges are dampered and it’s so nice to use. We got all our kitchen cabinets and gorgeous butcher block and stone-look laminate counters for UNDER EIGHT GRAND!!! And we have a huge kitchen. Assembling the cabinets is a learning experience, and you have to be handy with a drill and make a few cuts, but you can handle that! My favorite part was downloading their kitchen planning tool, putting in our dimensions and dropping in the appliances and cabinets. It was really cool. Then the program makes a shopping list for you Then you head to the store and run it all by their design assistants who keep you out of trouble, you go pull what you need at their self-serve warehouse, drag it all home and start working. It was awesome and we love the cabinets. They are perfect for us. If there is an IKEA within a three hour drive of you, you gotta go and just check it out. You will love the cabinets, and really love the numbers!!