Yesterday we went cabinet shopping for the kitchen.
Yes, you read that correctly. I should have taken my camera but I was so excited at the prospect I didn’t even think. We are getting estimates at three different places. The hubby, even though we are short on money right now, is insisting on plywood boxes for them because he figures that if we don’t get good ones now we will just be replacing them in 5 years. So he is giving me some freedom with my choices.
I found the cabinet of my dreams at one place we visited. Now the photo this is linked to shows two different cabinets. I am only putting in base cabinets because of the way the yurt is structured. The photo also shows them in maple. The ones we are pricing are in cherry. Shaded cherry.
The lust for these cabinets was so bad I walked in the door of the place and I literally could not see any other cabinet. They were, of course, one of the most expensive lines in the store. The hubby just shook his head and marvelled at my ability to do that. heh heh. But he agreed that they were beautiful and would compliment the yurt beautifully.
We also talked to a custom builder about having them made out of local larch. It’s a surprisingly pretty wood – somewhat like pine in appearance but harder in durability. The man does beautiful work. He also sells a line of pre-made cabinetry that is eco-friendly but has melamine interiors. We weren’t so thrilled with that but the door fronts are STUNNING so we are pricing them out anyway just to compare.
We also went into Home Depot for the heck of it. It sucked. But the budget may force it. *sigh*
I also found my Caesarstone countertop! I had wanted this from the start but the company told me no one in Montana was installing it. Big SIGH because I wanted this astounding red countertop. (We have already established that I am not afraid of bold color.) The original color design for the kitchen/dining/living room had been built around it until I could not have it. So I put the red on the walls. We have already bought the paint so I can’t go back. I picked a new color, Smokey Ash – how apt for Montana, eh – and it is recycled! Isn’t that cool?! The photo in the link does not begin to show the depth of color and the glass like look of this product. Woo hoo! It looks delicious against the cherry and will amazing abutting the red.
Now to actually SEE IT in the yurt.