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Kitchen Reveal!

This is nearly 2 years overdue, but I'm finally able to share my new kitchen! It was completed the first week of November 2014 and well, the months since have been a blur. We have already used it to host 2 Thanksgivings, a Halloween party, and 4 Birthday parties, as well as our everyday use.

I am a pretty indecisive person and I was proud how quickly I made decisions with this project. I am 97% happy with it and that other 3% is totally livable with what things I would change. It hurt to spend all of that money but I feel like we have made it back tenfold so far and the room is serving the exact purpose I wanted it to.  Even the Mister agrees that it was worth it so that's always a good sign.

My Favorite Things:
- The Sink
- Soft, self closing drawers
- Abundant counter space
- the open concept
- The paint color: North Star by Sherwin Williams

The company was great to work with and our vendors were too.

So the 3% I'm like 'meh' about:

1) I wish we'd have gotten all deep drawers for the cabinets.  I LOVE them! They aren't everyone's style but I find them so much more durable and convenient.
2) I question our layout just a bit.  We just assumed staying with the original kitchen footprint and combining it with the dining room was the way to go, but I kinda feel like our dining room might be too small and we've got a lot of wasted space on the far end of the kitchen were we used to have the dining table.  We also kept the plans that way because if the money fairy drops more money on us some day we wanted to add more cabinetry to the former eat in area, possibly put a door where the window is and have a beautiful deck added on.  So, our current layout takes all of that into consideration.
3) I would've loved new stainless steel appliances, but there's no need to replace what we already had.

I think once we get a new dining room table (read: 2017 probably) I'll love it even more.  I'm also desperately seeking something to put on the far back wall.  I want it to say kitchen more than family so a family picture is out. I've got an idea in the works that I hope to finish by the end is summer so look for that coming soon.    We're pricing out a new back door and deck too, so we will have to see if that is in the cards to be added to.

Be sure to check out my DIY valence box post and other kitchen related posts to follow along.

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