For reasons I can’t explain, I feel a need to redo my kitchen.
Which is odd, because I really like my kitchen.
Never mind that we renovated it 10 years ago when we moved into our house, or that (by design) it’s relatively neutral and timeless, neither overly stylish nor garishly unstylish.
It’s also made of solid wood and is so sturdy that it might just outlast us all.
But it’s missing some stuff: granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and a cappuccino machine, to name a few obvious ones. Don’t ask me why I want these things. I don’t even like the look of stainless steel, and I don’t drink cappuccino. (To tell the truth, I can’t stand it.)
I also want orange cabinets, if only because Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, a couple of Italian hunks from New Jersey known as the Kitchen Cousins, say it’s absolutely fabulous. It’s the colour of the moment.
So what it if it will be out of date next week? (Anyone out there have sable-coloured kitchen cabinetry? Come on, now. Fess up.)
I’d also like to tear out one of our bathrooms – nah, make that both of our main bathrooms. I’d replace the bathtubs with clawfoot soakers, and I’d install waterfall shower heads and cover everything in black marble tile. Who cares what it costs? Continue reading