Although our kitchen has undergone a few cheap, cosmetic changes over the past 4 months, I have mentioned before that these quick fixes are just to tide us over until our major kitchen renovation in the next year or so depending on how quickly we can save up the funds.
In addition to saving up the moo-lah, we are still finalizing a few plans. A few things are definite: removing the corner pantry, adding a double wall oven next to the fridge, replacing the self-standing stove with a counter cook-top, replace the cabinets and counters, add lots of large drawers and more storage where the stove currently is, add some open shelving and a sleek backsplash, replace the sink, fridge and dishwasher. We will most likely replace the refrigerator and dishwasher soon. ASAP really. The dishwasher has already died on us a few times and the fridge is on its last leg as well. If the plan was just to replace the stove with another self-standing one, we would replace that one asap as well because only one of the burners gets hot. Yeesh!
I thought I was gonna win him over with a chunky butcher block but he blind-sided me with his diagrams. How could I compete with them? I couldn't. I can't. So it is, Chris, I think your last picture is perfect. Let's go with it. A shortened, narrow peninsula will make us both happy.
Even though Chris has given me a lot of freedom, we don't go through with any plans unless we both agree on something...which sometimes means walking away from an idea, or fixture or piece of furniture completely. It's okay. It's only stuff, right? We care about our relationship a lot more than paint colors or pillow shams.