When my husband and I moved into our new house, we knew that we'd be renovating the kitchen in the near future. As an instructor, I wanted my dream kitchen to be able to hold at least 6-8 people at the same time. With the help of Ikea planner, I was able to put things together. I spent months working on my layout ideas and gathering information. Although I had specifics appliances in mind, it was a bit difficult to plan the layout because the fridge and the freezer were way too big for a 300 square feet. After I played around with the plan several times, a single wall layout with an island was my choice.
I agreed with hubby to go with the white cabinets and dark wood floors. Timeless and classic, we knew the white kitchen will open up a space and create the feeling of speciousness. Of course, he gave me a 100% permit to choose all appliances I want. I chose an induction cooktop over the gas cooktop, two single ovens instead of a double oven, and a HUGE set of the fridge & freezer that we started using it yesterday.
The construction is on day 2 today, and will be finish around November--cross my fingers!! The first two days of living on the working site has been a bit tough for me and Yindee. I get frustrated with the noise and the dust from the knocking down part. I know they do their best to keep things quiet and clean. It's me that need to be adjust to the situation. I remember I went on a vacation for a month when my husband did the kitchen remodeling on our first house 6 years ago. I couldn't get away this time though. :'(
Here're some photos of the first week of renovation.