Matt, the cabinet guy from Ikea came the other day to give Virginia's kitchen a new layout. In the process, he crushed my hopes and dreams of using this island. He "claims" it's too big and would run into the wall creating a walking hazard. Whatevs, Matt.
He did give Ginny a nice new look though, even without the island. We're going with the Lindingo cabinets in white. I'm pretty pumped about them.
Here's a few pics Matt sent me of the new layout. Not what I had originally envisioned, but I think it's going to look pretty great.
We're making a few minor changes, like adding glass doors on the cabinets above the dishwasher. Jodee told me she was watching Baby Mama, and they used all glass in their kitchen and it looked incred. Besides, it's like I've always said, "If it's good enough for Tina Fey, it's good enough for me." That, and my kitchen is pretty small so why not open it up?
I'm still up in the night on what to do for counter tops. Laminate? Solid surface? Granite? The cabinets are ringing in a tad higher than we hoped, so I'm not sure I want to pull out the big guns. I've toyed around with doing butcher block (WAY cheap), but Matt said they're a lot of upkeep. I mean, I'm pretty busy...especially with fall tv starting.
Any suggestions? Anyone know a guy? Help Virginia out.