I've seen so many beautiful kitchens here on Gardenweb. I would really appreciate any advise you can give.
I am on a tight budget for this project. Our appliances are fairly new so I don't want to replace them. We have a 36" 5 burner gas cooktop, a black 30" double oven, and a large black side-by-side refrigerator. We need a new dishwasher & microwave.
We can move the gas & water lines if necessary, but the only wall we can change is the one between the kitchen & dining room. The kitchen & dining room are at the back of the house which tends to be dark.
We are a family of five with two teenagers & one eight yr. old. Many neighborhood kids hang out at our house, and we have large family dinners for ten once or twice a month.
We like to bake and cook. The youngest does his homework in the kitchen. We need a beverage center for hot tea & coffee.
Two people frequently work in the kitchen at the same time. We�d really like an island and some counter seating if possible. Storage is a must have!