After living in the same home for 14 years, we finally moved last Fall...6 streets north. The house we bought hadn't been updated since it was built in 1991, and is full of golden oak cabinetry with white laminate counters. So I decided to start by updating the kitchen. As often happens, "the kitchen" turned into a wholesale remodel of everything in sight. So the pattern for the last couple months has been to work in the shop all day, come home, work on the house. Rinse, wash, repeat. Thought I'd share the vision for the kitchen. I designed this in Google Sketchup. I've built all the cabinets and they are waiting in my garage. Haven't started the island yet. Cabinetry is birch and maple, sprayed with 2 coats of basecoat in Benjamin Moore "Shoreline" and 2 coats of conversion varnish. Counters will be Caeserstone London Grey. For the island, I bought a large walnut log and will use two of the big slabs for the waterfall/bar seating. The rest will go into the big honking butcher block behind the sink. Appliances are pretty pedestrian since I can't afford the fancy stuff, but I think they should work better than the 27 year old microwave. I'll try to post some pictures as work continues.