A few weeks ago, Chris and I met with a kitchen designer at a local cabinet showroom who was recommended by a contractor bidding on the project. For anyone who is curious, the designer is paid on commission from the cabinetry we purchase. We also have the option of purchasing the plans for a small fee and buying the cabinetry elsewhere.
I brought her photos of our current kitchen, several inspiration pictures to show her, and a few days later she came out to the house to take measurements.
Then she got busy.
Chris and I went back to the showroom a few nights ago to review her design ideas. I'll admit that I was a nervous wreck, scared that the kitchen of my dreams lived only in my imagination, but I shouldn't have been. We're both thrilled with the plan.
Having direct access between the kitchen and dining room is going to be HUGE and the change that I'm the most excited about. Right now, we have to walk into the butler's pantry, turn left, walk down a hallway, then turn right to get to the dining room. You need a map! Not so fun when entertaining.
The designer sent the specs and measurements to the contractor who will confirm if the plan is structurally possible. We'll also get the official dreaded price tag.
I'll be in touch.