Too much of a muchness

My kitchen cabinets will be redone in four weeks time. I’m pretty excited about this, having dreamed and planned and talked about this for several years. PG is also excited about this, as he’ll no longer have to listen to me dream and plan and talk about it.

The kitchen designer had told me to wait until the cabinets were done before choosing a new countertop. She said that I needed to see how it looked in the room with the light in there to get a good idea of what colours might work best. At the time, I thought that seemed reasonable.

However, now I’m thinking the current dark greeny-grey countertops will look rather hideous with the dark reddish-brown colour I’ve chosen for the cabinets and I don’t know how long I will be able to live with such ugliness. Also, I don’t know how much lead time would be required to manufacture and bring in the countertop I eventually choose, then to have it installed. So I need to get on this very soon.

Then I started thinking about my sink. I had originally thought that I would keep the one I’ve got, but then I decided that I wanted an undermount sink. I would need to purchase a new sink, as overmount sinks cannot be converted. I’m still not sure if my garburetor would pose any issues to such a sink. I need to find out.

I had always planned to get a new faucet, regardless of the sink I end up with. I have a vague idea of what I’d like. Very vague. That definitely needs to be firmed up.

Obviously, a visit to the nearest DIY store was in order. A reconnaissance flight, if you will. A fact-finding mission. I mean, I’ve done a fair bit of research on-line, but now it was time to go in and touch some actual things, to see some actual prices, to talk to some actual people who know stuff.

Well, I only lasted about 15 minutes in there. I just got incredibly overwhelmed! There was just SO MUCH! And this was in just one store! Plus, the store seemed to be quite busy, so there didn’t appear to be anybody who could spend quality time with me and help me wade through these deep waters.

W6OZ61AeDBcSo1WHrvNzrCKvZbMIWMTXfemTehPLgnkbpEgeJYo6Jw-pnV3K2msPJEqnyQ=s85But I will go back and try again.

Just not right away.

And not until I’ve had a stiff drink or two.


4 responses to “Too much of a muchness

  1. These are all such nice problems to have, although I know they can seem like a pain in the neck because you have to live with your choices for a long time. I am sure it will all turn out wonderful.

  2. I loathe my kitchen counter – it’s a sort of purpleish colour. I want it gone, but I can’t be arsed to actually go out and find what I’d like. I also haven’t repainted the wall that needed to be replastered when the dishwasher upstairs died and emptied itself on our kitchen ceiling…. le sigh.

  3. The best laid schemes o’ mice and men, etc. Yeppers. We’re planning a patio job this spring and it keeps getting bigger, more elaborate and costlier. Dammit but household shit is expensive, as you are finding. We haven’t yet dared to tackle the kitchen, but I know that’s on the agenda, too.

    • Sometimes I think it would be cheaper – and almost easier – to just move! But you know, then I’d miss all the fun of renovating, and everybody knows just how much fun THAT is! Oh well – gotta keep the eyes on the prize.