Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Choices choices choices

I've received the bids for the home renovation work and will go with a company I'll refer to as DJ. It's a bit more than I have refinanced, but he said that he was aiming a little high and that there will be lots of choices to make that can bring costs down.


Here is the drawing of the new layout that we will start from. The current layout has the fridge and stove switched. I'll take a bunch of pictures as it progresses. I'm excited to have a dishwasher (besides myself, I mean). 

The only thing I've seen so far that I really like and think might be worth the extra cost (and this of course will change once I meet with the designer again) is recycled glass countertops. They supposedly cost about the same as granite, and I think they look really cool. Here's a picture (from here):


You can choose from six or eight different edges on these things. These are the kinds of choices that will need to be made. I just hope I can tell the difference between the ones that matter and those that really don't. 





6 comments:

  1. Oooo, I had never seen the recycled glass counter tops. I like! Please don't block me out as a "Stalker" but I am really, really excited to watch this remodeling of yours. :o) (Do you think I've been in the woods too long?)

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    1. Stalk on, MP. Stalk on. I'm excited, too.

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  2. I can't wait to see how this turns out! You have excellent taste so I'm really excited...for you, and for me taking notes. (We have a kitchen remodel in our future so definitely taking notes.)

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    1. Thank you! I'll be taking notes, too.

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  3. I love that countertop! Your layout looks very workable - there is nothing like a 'new' kitchen!

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    1. Yes! Just for fun, check out http://www.vetrazzo.com/eng/products/color_palette. Trying to balance what I think is cool with what I wouldn't get tired of.

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