I love the blue colour but the finish was a high gloss, straight panel with no inlays. It was very contemporary and, in the end, just not quite right for our place.
I would still probably have gone with blue if I could find it in a more traditional panel, but it looks like white has won out, as I can get this shaker style I've been eyeing off.
This is basically what I'm thinking now. We're getting the larger size of stove and oven, these handles and the glass door panels on our wall cabinets.
I haven't chosen benchtops yet. I'm considering blending timber and stone. We shall see.
We gave a lot of thought to leaving some of the area without fitted cabinets, but decided to build in most of it. It's actually going to be a really large space when finished and we really lack storage in this house, so we're going to make the most of it here.
I'm pretty thrilled that Freedom is going to install it all for us (we've always been pretty dedicated DIYers). Still, there's a huge amount of work to do to the main house before the kitchen came be put in, not least fixing the leaking roof that would destroy new cabinets pretty quickly. Dan's got flooring to replace, walls to clad and some new roof lining to install too.
But all that has to come behind the little house, which is priority number one right now. I'm going to go chase Bunnings up to make sure they get our supplies delivered by Easter. Then, Dan and I have a kitchen to build, a bathroom to tile and install and - hopefully - lots of Easter eggs to consume to get us through.
Also, you may notice some re-jigging happening around here. I'm tweaking the layout of the blog and trying to increase my use of social media to get posts out there. Apparently Google Reader will be killed off in July and, given I'm still relying pretty heavily on it for everything blog-related, I've got some changing-of-habits to do. So, please click on over to the Facebook page if you haven't already. Twitter is still a work in progress.
Do you use Google Reader? How are you going to keep track of blogs you read after it's killed off?