So it has been just over a year since I posted on my dream kitchen. And when I wrote that post, I never imagined that I would now be in the position of actually being able to bring that dream to life!
The SO & I are about to embark on a major project – gutting the main floor of a bungalow and adding a second floor! Yikes!! Assuming all goes well with getting permits from the City, the project will kick off in about 3 months and we will, fingers crossed, be in our new space by May 2015.
So…now I am actually faced with the opportunity to build the dream kitchen. I have already worked out alot of the design & details – I get my big pantry, my double sink, double ovens and lots of counter space but I still have a few quandries that need to be settled in the next few weeks. And who better to ask than a bunch of fellow foodies?
If anyone cares to weigh in on the following, I would really appreciate your input:
1. Floor coverings: I know I don’t want to carry the hardwood floors into the kitchen (too easily marked up when moving heavy appliances) and tile is just too hard when you’re standing for hours. Any thoughts on pro’s/con’s of cork floors (especially if you have a dog) or on linoleum?
2. Induction vs gas? I am going back and forth on this one. I was all about the gas stove top and then veered over to induction until I realized that I might have to replace all my pots & pans. Would love any input on this debate that you might have to offer up.
And any other tips / ideas that come to mind would be greatly appreciated as we are still in the design stage…