We are making progress in the kitchen. It has been gutted which included removing all of the cabinets, flooring and windows. The recessed lighting goes in today.
The cabinets have been delivered and assembly has already begun. I ordered the cabinets from Ikea. I talked to at least five people who have kitchen cabinets from Ikea and they all encouraged me to order them. The cost is about 1/4 of custom cabinets and selection is great.
I created an online plan of our kitchen using all of my measurements and then spent a few days designing the placement of the cabinets. I then finalized the plan at the ikea store and was able to qualify for the 20% discount. Yippee.
The appliances are ordered but I haven't yet decided on countertops. I had considered butcher block but there is a gorgeous white quartz stone that I am seriously considering. They are more expensive and over my budget but will last forever.
Let me know your thoughts!