Once upon a time I wanted all white cabinetry and white countertops and white all the things because I'm delusional or something. Or I just wanted opposite of what we had in the past maybe? Ugh, it was a hard decision to make, to switch away from that vision. You know why? Because I love love love looking at pictures of crisp white kitchens on Pinterest and imagining myself standing at the window with a gentle breeze blowing through my hair whilst I lovingly massage some fine china with my hole-free rubber gloves. Sadly, reality is a thing, you know?
So then we talked to our contractor/cabinet guy and he said white cabinets do look beautiful at first, but any painted wood (vs stained wood) is going to show damage and scratches and start looking old much more quickly. Plus in our climate, the humidity goes up and down so drastically that wood separates and then goes back together frequently. All the seam lines tend to separate and we are going see the wood color in all those places and, well, it could start to look ugly. Sadness. I still was pushing for the white, but Tommy was not feelin it anymore, so the compromise is that we are going to go with light maple cabinets with just a clear stain so I can still get sort of a light and bright look but without the painted ness.
Hey look, I spent way too long on Polyvore putting this together. Aren't you proud of me?
ANYWAY! Our builder brought me a sample of a door he had made and when I saw it and touched it, I was totally sold. I still can't believe this is actually going to happen, y'all. So magical. Amazing. All words of happiness.
Oh. Hah. Forgot. For a little while (budgetary restrictions doncha know) we're going to have just, um, plywood subfloor as our floor...? Fun! So Imma probably paint it a color close to the color we want to get eventually and see if we end up liking it after all. Uber fancy.
Here are things we've not decided yet:
-what to do about those built ins
-which specific knobs to put on the upper cabinets (you'd think I was designing the space shuttle with how seriously I'm treating this particular decision. Perhaps I need an intervention?)
Sweet sassy mollasey. Let's get this show on the road soon, shall we?