35 Comments

  1. Nanci Courtney
    June 28, 2018 @ 10:17 am

    Great post! Sums up the anxieties of rehab!

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  2. Pat Coletta
    June 28, 2018 @ 10:18 am

    Thank you for such a refreshing, hilarious post. It really is a sanity check for me. I work in a city where I feel utterly alone and it becomes a tether that tells me I’m not the only renovation nutbar on the planet.

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    • Brittany
      June 28, 2018 @ 3:33 pm

      “Renovation nutbar”!! Hahahahaha!!!! This is how I will begin referring to myself as well!!

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  3. Cindy
    June 28, 2018 @ 10:19 am

    THE DISPENSERS ARE UNAVAILABLE!?! BUT I NEEDSES THEM!

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  4. Mary Beth Crocker
    June 28, 2018 @ 10:23 am

    You capture my heart. Love absolutely everything fancy, too! Are those incredible schoolhouse lights available somewhere?

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  5. Katherine
    June 28, 2018 @ 10:32 am

    Sorry, darling! You simplify don’t have enough chintz to even talk about Diana Vreeland. (Although it makes me rethink my tiny home and consider putting in a mirror tiled wall.)
    Coffee bean dispensers! As the fiancee of a coffee bar manager wo does latte art, registered for a 2k espresso machine and has sacrificed a more stable lifestyle because “corporate coffee is bad”, I love this! I’m stealing this.
    There is no such thing as enough storage, though.

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  6. Chris Johnson
    June 28, 2018 @ 10:38 am

    I had a 1926 stove in my last home and NO WAY did I or would I put a vent over it and I was able to cook a meal just fine.

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  7. Mah
    June 28, 2018 @ 10:38 am

    All I can say is, “good luck”, your going to need it!

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  8. savannah
    June 28, 2018 @ 10:41 am

    *WHEW* I thought I had it bad having to justify open shelving with theguywhothinksheisthebossofme!

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  9. Tattycoram
    June 28, 2018 @ 10:45 am

    I feel compelled to say: I know Howard Keel’s granddaughter.

    This suggests to me that anything is possible.

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  10. Christa Gabrielson
    June 28, 2018 @ 10:48 am

    Best post ever 😂

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  11. Toni
    June 28, 2018 @ 10:53 am

    I’ve been intrigued with your kitchen vision since day one and have patiently awaited each update. Just a question. First….I think your piano Island is brilliant! Question though, how do you plan to protect the surface around the induction top from occasional splatters and spills that could ruin a standard finish one would normally have on a piano?

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    • Cassie
      June 28, 2018 @ 8:05 pm

      She’s doing marble on the piano top. Trust me, she’s definitely thought it all through.

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  12. Nancy A Bestor
    June 28, 2018 @ 10:56 am

    Maybe I missed this in one of your previous posts, but what are you planning for the floor?

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  13. Edie
    June 28, 2018 @ 11:05 am

    I actually have a similar shelf space…except ours is boxed in behind the countertop…picture your counter pushed out another foot. It sits about 4 inches above the counter. Currently we have really deep cabinets below…and extra foot deep. You lose a foot of floor space this way, but I am considering keeping this configuration and sitting some smaller cabinets directly on top of this “shelf” to hide some small appliances. The new “shelf”cabinets would have to recede into the wall behind to gain a little more space. This would replace some of the uppers that I am totally removing. If standard cabinets were placed below and the countertop was level…you could gain countertop space in depth and still do your upper narrow shelf idea too. Enjoying your kitchen process and progress. Tell us more about your methods of surviving without a stove, etc!

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  14. LISA HAVILAND
    June 28, 2018 @ 11:08 am

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE EVERYTHING!!! I have an old stone house and I wish I could afford for you to come and redo my house!!!!! So beautiful!!!

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  15. judy
    June 28, 2018 @ 11:17 am

    Lassie,might it be that you obsess,fret and worry a wee tad too too much? You are a genius and genius always creates all things fabooolous! When self becomes bored to cat pizz with all this sturm und drang she will slap this thing into order and beauty before you can rush out for more paint chips and GFThingys.

    P.S. the-carousel thing is my idea of a kitchen,instead of a lazy susan you spin yourself around grabbing items as you go, while hearing that tune that plays endlessly in your ear.

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  16. Cheryl
    June 28, 2018 @ 11:27 am

    I know you don’t want more kitcheny boringness to clutter the countertops but 2 words:
    Soda Stream

    Life changing for those of us who prefer fancy bubbling water.

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  17. Lisa Smith
    June 28, 2018 @ 11:56 am

    Look for photos of Rudolf Nureyev’s Paris apartment. It’s EVERYTHING!

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  18. NevadaNy
    June 28, 2018 @ 12:31 pm

    I don’t understand why you want a modern plain unfancy stove.
    I predict that you will end up tearing it out for a beautiful fancy one.

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  19. Robin
    June 28, 2018 @ 12:36 pm

    I had a panic attack just reading this…..

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  20. Lindsey
    June 28, 2018 @ 12:38 pm

    Every time I get an email that says you have a new post I immediately say in my head, ” YES!” Thanks for brightening my day. I love the idea of the coffee dispensers or candy jars. They are glorious. You are doing solid work here!😎😍

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  21. Linzy
    June 28, 2018 @ 12:58 pm

    You’re bonkers and I love it.

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  22. April
    June 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

    Just the RIOTOUS LAUGHTER I needed this morning!!

    Thank you for your brilliance, you glittering carousels, 76 trombones, and Howard Keel.

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  23. Brittany
    June 28, 2018 @ 3:35 pm

    I thought you were remaking the Billy Joel “We didn’t start the fire” song. Your post seems similar in cadence! Haha!!!

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  24. Marianne in Mo.
    June 28, 2018 @ 6:27 pm

    I’m kinda glad I’m not you! LOL! I’m perfectly fine with a utilitarian kitchen, although I wish mine were about 600 sq. ft. larger. That’s all I want. I’d much rather spend the big bucks on quality foodstuffs I could use to prepare unforgettable meals and desserts! And I would also like a full time gardener. Worth my money, for sure! However, I just love your incredible mind!

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  25. Krissy Clark McKee
    June 28, 2018 @ 6:46 pm

    Just a thought: kitchens are overrated; eating is for wimps. Scrap the whole kitchen idea and instead build a glorious library, complete with painted ceiling and marble floors, similar to the picture shown in your post! And, bonus! The mirror that you ALREADY HAVE will look wonderful in it!!!

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  26. /abb
    June 28, 2018 @ 10:34 pm

    I love the extra-deep base cabinets, with sppliance garages on the countertop. Suggest that Paul and you lay out the arrangement of the contents of the cabinets, and appliances on the countertops as you’d like to have them, and both photograph the layouts and take measurements that way. I also love the coffee dispensers, but how many kinds of grain do you actually cook with?

    Research Hoosier cabinets while you’re at it.

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  27. Michelle
    June 29, 2018 @ 9:52 am

    LOL

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  28. Diane
    June 29, 2018 @ 11:20 am

    SO MUCH MORE PRECARIOUS

    Best post ever 🙂

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  29. Marlena
    July 1, 2018 @ 1:25 am

    Hi Victoria, not sure if you have already bought your induction stove. But I just read an interesting article about EMF waves and the health risks associated. Check out Dr. Mercola’s website for an interesting study and research between EMF waves and cancer…..

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  30. Karen
    July 2, 2018 @ 1:52 pm

    I love the new location of the GFT mirror. It echoes the GFT bookcase in the dining room. And it would give reflection of light and the garden out the new back windows. I can’t wait to see this kitchen finished. Do you have room for a GFT armoire for added storage?

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  31. JeanFB
    July 2, 2018 @ 4:25 pm

    Girl you are hilarious and I love you for brightening my day and most importantly expanding my mind! I love how you think outside of the box, in order to optimize usage of GFTs, which…. Why do things any other way???

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  32. Colleem
    July 8, 2018 @ 2:47 pm

    Your wending, sigh.

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    • Colleen
      July 8, 2018 @ 2:48 pm

      WEDDING. Jeesh.

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