Now that the grand baby is here, vacation is done, I hope that hubby comes through and we actually get to start on the kitchen remodel.
I have lots of photos saved from all over the internet, each with an element I want to incorporate in to my new kitchen.
OH HOW I WISH, I could get these two things in the new kitchen. I am waiting to see if I can even find the tiles to make the rooster decoration, then to see how much room it actually needs. My kitchen has a combo microwave exhaust fan over the stove so very little wall space there. I am thinking if I give up the cabinets above it, move the microwave up a bit, maybe it would work. But then I am thinking that it would be really hard to reach the microwave at a higher level.
The stove would be a dream come true, but it is a commercial grade stove and that would not be in the budget since I want a new fridge more. However, I really think that depending on the prices I find, I may just bite the bullet and spend the money and upgrade to a five burner stove that would have the griddle/grill plate with it. May just take measurements and leave a space large enough to allow for the larger stove and purchase it next year. It all depends on how much it ends up costing for the new cabinets and counter tops, molding trim, new shelf set, replacement window, new sink and new lighting. I have a budget set, and will see what is left over after that.
I am hoping tonight I can sit down and come up with a menu plan for the next few weeks. I am going to be working out of my pantry and freezer stores as much as possible. Kind of wanting to trim down what I have on hand, will be less to box up while the work is done. It will be hard to prepare meals when the remodel actually starts up. What a mess we will have with food stores, cook ware, dishes and such all in boxes. Not to mention no stove for a few days. But, I have a grill, Coleman stove and several crock pots. Hubby said that he will do his best to work around the fridge and stove so we can keep them functional while all of this happens. It will so be worth it and I pray it all happens soon. If he keeps dragging his feet, I may just start ripping out the cabinets myself. The new neighbor next door is a construction guy, am going to get an estimate from him. It may be worth it to pay a little more and get it done.
Thanks for stopping by, I need to go get a little more done in the house and then settle in for some TV viewing and working on the menu plans. Hoping to get back on track with my Meal Plan Monday postings and actually sticking to a menu plan. Check back tomorrow to see if I succeeded or not.