Cabinets were to be built from plywood, and painted with enamel paint.
The counter top?
No granite or Corian. No sirree. Not when you could simply use LINOLEUM for your counter tops!
I have never seen a linoleum counter top personally, but I do know the stuff wears like iron and was inexpensive compare to tile.
Now pay attention ladies: All you need for an efficient "modern" kitchen are places for 22 items.
A bread cutting board (number 5) and a regular cutting board (number 6).
Notice a drawer is designated for recipes, while two drawers were specified for towels: hand towels and dish towels were stored separately.
Oh my lordy....who on earth needs a 1,000 square foot kitchen, with granite quarried in a specific location, and cabinets with paint and glaze and aging and glass and....and....and....
I like the Praline color finish, but don't want all the details on that style cabinet door though.
It is really pretty, but good grief, if I were to spill a sack of flour or knock over unset jello on that, it would be take me forever to get all clean.
(I live in dread of spilling liquid jello. I still shudder just thinking of the time it happened when the kids were still toddlers. You can imagine the scene....)
So the Praline color (love eating Pralines in New Orleans; maybe that is why I like this color finish) on birch, or clear alder.
Bronze Black hardware.
Glass in the cabinets over the sink, and we're thinking glass that would match the glass that was in the front door. Maybe even a custom circle and square glass insert.
Or maybe not.
And the quartz Alpha Brown for the counter tops. Either we have good taste or a herd mentality; Alpha Brown is currently the most popular quartz counter top at Lowes.
Hmmm....maybe I'm reacting to the too red kitchen by now going to too bland.
It is a start, and I'll run my ideas past the designer on Friday, and let her make suggestions and guide me in making a final decision on this.
The funny part of the whole deal? Lowes worked up a bid on the "mid price" cabinets.
I could have built myself three houses "back in the days" for what it would cost to just put the cabinets in one 350 square foot eat in kitchen today.
And THAT price doesn't even include the appliances!
The deck surrounded by cottony snow from the snow we had Friday night.
I'm now paying close attention how various trees look in snow. This is a tree on the uphill or eastern side of our back yard.