For some time, I had promised to post our plan for the kitchen. I kept putting it off for one reason or another and I’m glad that I did because our initial plan has changed completely. The basement debacle turned out to be better than we initially expected. After a second opinion, we found out that the basement is safe and sturdy, but it would be best to not have a playroom in the basement. However, I can have my craft area down there and the girls could spend some time playing in the basement while I craft. We reorganized the guest room so that the girls could have their own play space and that room is now referred to as “Plan B.” This will work until we have another baby.
One good thing to come of this, was a detailed conversation regarding our long term housing plan. We decided that we will likely live in this house for another 3-5 years and then move to a larger, more modern house. With that in mind, I am putting my dream kitchen vision on hold for the next house. A lot of the things that I wanted in the kitchen are rather expensive and we will never get that back in Kenmore. Reality stinks sometimes, but it just doesn’t make sense to spend a small fortune on a kitchen that I will only use for a few (hopefully) years.