The last few days have been spent losing our minds over the kitchen. We visited Home Depot, Community Home Supply, a couple independent design centers, and IKEA. I'll save you the suspense, we're going with IKEA. Everyone else laughed at the combination of our budget and ambitions. Whatever, our kitchen is gonna rock.
For the record: No one, NOT A SINGLE KITCHEN SUPPLIER, can offer what IKEA does for the price. We got an upgraded kitchen from IKEA for less than the cheapest fiberboard with staples junker at Home Depot.
The only beef with IKEA - listen up IKEA! - It's almost 2010! Get with the times and make your kitchen design program compatible with a Mac. Driving across town to use my cousin's Windows machine sucks. WTF IKEA?
Here is the preliminary plan. Don't judge it too much, it's only a rough draft.
Yep, it's black. Everyone warned us not to do it, but we pulled the trigger anyway.
The plan shows stainless steel counter tops, which just happened to be discontinued that very day (yay IKEA!), so they upgraded us for FREE! What did we get instead? You'll just have to wait and see.