Planning our DIY kitchen remodel— tentative layout and design.

The kitchen is the only room in the house that has not dictated its own layout.

Even the bathrooms, which seemed to have no end to the decision-making, really only had three items that needed to be triangulated.

And even though the tile search drove me insane, I was not trying to redefine the CONCEPT of tile… I was willing to accept the theory behind a water-resistant material applied to the floor in a semi-permanent manner.

But with the kitchen, I wanted to redefine EVERYTHING… it became a grueling slog through ideas that went nowhere, Craigslist purchases that were misguided, and my fantasy of Newport-Gilded-Age-Butler’s-Pantry-of-Fanciness-That-Only-Cost-Five-Dollars.

Getting the piano as our island finally helped eliminate some options and we are planning traditional cabinets around the perimeter of the room.

We are going to combine traditional kitchen cabinets with an antique/repurposed kitchen island for our old house's DIY kitchen remodel.

***none of the perspectives are entirely how I want them… but they give you the overall idea.

Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.

One last hurrah… giving up a repurposed kitchen design.

Since the beginning of time, I have been shilling an unconventional/repurposed kitchen with all the zeal of a late-night infomercial.

And for all of that time, Paul’s feeling has been that if we just nail together architectural salvage for the sake of nailing together architectural salvage, what we will get is nailed together architectural salvage.

And for the exact same amount of time, my response has been: Giant Fancy Things are out there… WHY NOT NAIL THEM TOGETHER AND SEE WHAT WE GET?

Planning our DIY kitchen remodel— I love the idea of using salvaged or repurposed materials to complement our old-house.

Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.