The warm colors in Daisy were amazing with the wood, but the scale of the design is too big.
"Endora" is pink and gold, and I think it would be great in my bath remodel.
"Betty" looks pretty good and we like the teal and orange. The design elements are are better scale.
So...'Betty' laminate, or the solid surface? We are getting a quote on each.
Here is the kitchen. Sink and stove corner...
We need a working kitchen that will accommodate our needs as we age.
Here is what we worked out with Jen:
The sink will be where the range used to be. The cooktop is not to code in its current location.
The sink peninsula will become all countertop! What a nice prep area. The view opens to the family room and sliding door to the yard.
The range will go where the fridge used to be...with a venting hood, which we have never had before.
Again, lots of counter space. And drawers, not shelves. Plus some glass doors for pretty displaying.
The new fridge had to go on the fourth wall, but will be 'built in'. Finally, a closet for my Swifter!
I feel some guilt putting so much into this kitchen instead of doing a DIY cool and cheap upcycling of elements. (I don't think I'm cool enough to pull that off!)
We justify it because it is our 'forever' home. And we lived in provided housing most of our marriage, but for seven years in a Philly rowhouse.
But mostly because this room is the center, the heart of the house. You have to pass through to get anywhere. I want a room that makes me smile, a room that I feel uplifted in.