October 29, 2010

What I am doing with my time...

I am spending more time than necessary browsing through Apartment Therapy, Ikea Fans, Heath Ceramics, and my latest obsession, Craig's list.

Why? Well, we are going to remodel the kitchen! Yes! For the first time since I learned to cook, I am going to have a brand new kitchen! I am so excited about this! I have had some time to think about THE kitchen of my dreams, and I am enjoying the choosing and picking of tile, counters, appliances, cabinets, etc.

The best part about this project is that I have learned to be true to myself. Many people change things based on what is fashionable, or they follow their designer's or contractor's advice. I am not saying these options are wrong, they are just not the way I want to go.

Our little house was built in the "cape code" style. In California. I actually like the way the house and the neighborhood look. But I like clean lines and simple things around me. I don't want anything that is golden, dark, or ornate inside the house. This realization has allowed me to choose the things that I really love against the advice of many. I am making choices for us as a family and I am not making choices for an imaginary future buyer. There, I said it!

I will post pictures of our progress, and you can all come and comment as to how beautiful everything is. All right?

Have a happy weekend!


anno said...

What fun! So glad you finally get a chance to do things YOUR way; sure seems like this is something with your background in architecture should get to do at least once in her life... can't wait to see the pictures!

stephanie levy said...

you have a beautiful blog and I look forward to seeing more of your homecoming in CA :)

Anonymous said...

Mucha suerte con esa remodelación, estoy seguraque, te vá a quedar preciosa, útil y confortable, con tu buen gusto y maravillosas ideas.