Sunday, January 31, 2010

Making a Kitchen from Scratch

This could possibly be every woman's dream opportunity (amongst MANY) and now that it's come my way - I'm feeling a little silenced and overwhelmed at the thought of creating a brand spankin new kitchen for our brand spankin new house. We went over yesterday to get measurements and check the place out.

These are some pics of what I had in mind....

Oh foolish foolish girl. These are completely out of our range and budget :// I was clearly dreaming when talking to one of the contractors bout my grand plans for a master SPA bathroom and a newly constructed kitchen. What a dummy. I'm the exact type of client these contractors want to because I get Very carried away and go from 0 to 200 within 3 seconds. My dreams fizzled once the hubs told me our budget. I really wish he shared these numbers with me before i made a complete fool of myself! Err looks like we won't be knocking down any walls or building any custom made islands - oh well.

That being said we still DO have to create a kitchen from scratch. The kitchen needs to be gutted, cabinets need to be completely redone and it's gotta be designed right. So this one chance I get to do it the way I want it - to do it on a budget - to do it right - to put YEARS AND YEARS of watching HGTV to practice --- is here. I think we can, I think we can:) This is our chance to do it right and I am up for the challenge!

I will be seriously studying what to do, how to do and when to do like it's my JOB. Hello IKEA? There's nothing wrong with IKEA - i love it there.

If u have any advice, suggestions, tips or DIY projects uve pulled off - i'd love to hear about it!


  1. Thanks for visiting my blog!
    I have a degree in Architecture and am an HGTV fanatic, so I think I can say that I am just as excited as you are and I can't wait to see the finished product!

    You should check out they have done their entire home themselves and been featured on HGTV many times!

    As for your inspirational pics, my fav is the top one.

    And there is absolutely NOTHING wrong with Ikea. I love it there too!

  2. Oh, a new kitchen is a wonderful thing...and Ikea really IS a good place! I (of course!) have food pics framed and on my kitchen walls but they have all been altered to show the colour red very clearly....I had red as my accent colour...little bits everywhere. It inspires me! The very best of luck.
    p.s. that stew recipe will be on soon! x

  3. Thanks so much for coming by ladies!

    Sophia - loving IKEA and loving the price! thank u so much for the link. i cant wait to checkout this couple's rennovs. Stay tuned for how it all goes!

    Helen - I read somewhere that the color red is supposed to promote an appetite. Ever notice red tablecloths (checkered) in restaurants like pizzerias? Oh and that kids song about haggis - I've got to send u the lyrics. It's hysterical. About being nice to monsters like Nessie the lochness monster who doesnt like when her haggis gets dry! :)