So one of the reasons I've been really quiet lately is that we bought a house! It needs extensive work done, one exciting part of that is a new kitchen. I was really happy to find a house with a horrible kitchen because it meant we just needed to rip it out and start again. There are lots of little things about our current kitchen that we dont like, tile counters for instance, but its quite cute and there is nothing bad enough to mean an entire refit.
We're in the planning stages, although everyone has advised getting ikea cabinets, we think we might go for the more solid american ones, that way this kitchen should last a really long time. We like the silestone counter tops, and I'm thinking cream colored cabinets and a sand/limestone colored countertops. Another big decision is the oven configuration. I think we'll go for a wall oven and separate cooktop.
Many people have mentioned the usefulness of drawers, so we're planning on having all the lower cabinets either as drawers or cupboards with drawers in, much better use of the space. It looks like I'll have lots of bookshelves on the other side of the kitchen with a little cubby under the window that I can sit at and dream about cakes!
There will be a central island, where the sink is now, which will probably have a couple of stools underneath for chilling and maybe eating. We're also planning to move the door from the left hand side to the right.
Any opinions anyone has are extremely welcome!!