I have been saving "the big one" to talk about until I had all of my ducks in a row and I had a clear vision on the look that I was going for. You all may remember from several blog posts back that I gave up a basement for this...so it better be worth it!
It all began with this picture of this kitchen ceiling...
which as you can see,
had the "Dave Gray coffee shop" eat-in area
Something about this layout struck a cord with us and we designed our entire house around this concept.
Because I am a "visual person", I decided to mock up my cabinet layout so I could take it to meet with the cabinet builder. I could immediately tell from his reaction that he thought he was dealing with a "crazy person".
As the crazy person that I am, I decided to go for it and push the cabinet builder over the edge by presenting a plethora of kitchen images to confuse him even more.
First, I started with images of kitchens with the range in between 2 windows.
|Interior Designer: Betty Burgess|
Next, I kicked into high gear with photos of pantry walls and islands.
Let me tell you, he was psyched!
|Wendy Barze, Marjorie Johnston Interiors|
But seriously, the cabinet maker, Tim at McCormick Cabinets, was the nicest guy! I appreciated his patience with me considering he had just finished a 48 hour shift at the Mountain Brook fire department. I only made the poor man sit there and listen to me ramble on for 4 hours.
And while I'm talking about patience, there may be an award given to our builder, Byrom Building. They both have endured my countless emails, all with multiple photos attached. Marty & Colt have the "patience of Job" and are the nicest people to work with. We couldn't have selected a better pair of guys to help us along this LONG bumpy road to finally getting this house built! And as my son, Jack Gray, would say, "THANKS A LATTE!"