Firstly, I would like to re-start with the project by giving a huge thanks to mr MacB! http://lumberjocks.com/MacB and also the community here in LJ, but Mr MacB gets the main credit here. I don’t know if I can give out his name, so let’s call him Mr HeartofGold. Can you believe it, here I was stumped like you wouldn’t believe with my double blind corner and here comes along a guy who doesn’t know anything about me and offers to help me with drawings.
I’ll be real honest, I have the gift of cynicism, so I thought it is a scam, either he wants to design something for me for money, or he has another agenda. So as he offered that I give him a call, I did a big internet research to make sure I am not calling a 1000$/minute kind of line and so forth. Well I must admit, my cynicism was totally unfounded.
Here’s a random guy with a heart of gold, who after 1 phonecall made a bunch of drawings for me and after some more info and a second call made adjustments and made me a full kitchen drawing. If I was ever to order a design like that I have no idea how much it would cost me, but with prices being what they are here, probably a couple of thousand for sure.
And I know he is a busy guy, so I still don’t know why he would take so much of his time to help out a guy from a country in Europe. But he did, and I got an amazing gift for my birthday and christmas combined. A full plan of my new kitchen! Thank you again Mr MacB, I can never thank you enough, but when I ever get near your area, I will be sure to stop by and thank you in person.
Anyway, this is what I am working with now – and it is amazing, my fiancee and me are both very excited. I do have to get rid of my bar tabletop, but it is a small tradeoff.
I could have never come up with this design by myself and this is the amazing part of this community, there are some really unbelievably generous people here! Of cours he sent me more drawings, but there’s no point for me to put them all up here.
Unfortunately, with my trials and tribulations with the chess board I have been slow on the kitchen remodel. But as it happens I have a very persistent fiancee, who keeps me in check, so I am back in the business. Got all the appliances ordered and putting up a part of the top cabinets this weekend. Then I will finish the bottom cabinets and when I recieve the appliances in the beginning of february, I will put them up as well.
The project itself will take a long time to complete, because I am hanging the carcasses now, but after I have them up I have to finish up my MBA, so I will be doing the doors only on weekends. But I will get it done. I’ll put up some pics as soon as I have the first 3 cabinets hung.
-- Measure twice, cut once, cut again for good measure.