Hey Everyone! A new adventure in moving is coming our way again. After we have moved six times in the past ten years, we are finally building our permanent dream home! On seven acres with a stream and a pond.We are so excited. We are finally putting down roots and settling down.
My husband and I thought we were settling down when we moved full time to our beautiful NH home. We love that home and spent most weekends and all vacations in the mountains, but once we moved up here full time, we realized that we missed our family and friends too much! It’s been a great year living up in NH but we are excited for our next chapter – especially about being able to build a house the way that we’ve always wanted. One of the most exciting pieces is that I get to plan my dream kitchen:
This summer I have been working with a local couple on their complete vacation home makeover. They decided to start with the kitchen and wanted me to discuss the right steps to follow when planning a complete redo of their kitchen. My first suggestion to them was to find a contractor to work with. That is not easy I know! The contractor will be able to hire the sub-contractors needed for demolition, electrical work, plumbing, permits, etc. Meanwhile, you will have to chose the components that are going into the new space and if you want to avoid stress later, these steps will help guide you in the overall process.
They are redesigning the kitchen area top to bottom. Here is a before photo:
Step One for the Kitchen:
As I tell all of my clients, their first big decision should be the countertop. (the most expensive item in the room and least amount of selections.) Right now both quartz and granite are still the most popular choices. My biggest tip when buying a new countertop is to GO to where the stone is whole. You can look at the little samples and online to get an idea of what you like, but you must go to stone yard to choose your large piece for counters to see exactly which piece you are getting because every piece is unique: