Bill Houghton, Sebastopol, CA
"So we needed new cabinet doors and drawer fronts … and then it became a new countertop in granite … and then a more modern range hood ... and the gas hob would be replaced with a fancy-shmancy ceramic electric one that Lynndy has been eyeing for a long time.
"Lynndy wanted modern and light. And so the cabinet design would be Shaker and in Hard Maple (from the USA - my local wood salvage supplier had just received a large shipment).
"I think that Lynndy planned this all along."
Every kitchen remodel replicates the overall arc of biological evolution: from simple to complex. You're just lucky you didn't have to go back to the studs, as we did in our kitchen remodel.
Very nice new kitchen!