Okay, that title’s a bit misleading.
What I should have said is that we don’t always have the most expensive taste… just most of the time.
A few years back, I was out car shopping and Stephanie was thinking about what her next car might be. She casually pointed to an SUV parked at the dealership saying that she liked the look. It was a Porsche Cayenne! I’m pretty sure she didn’t even know that Porsche made an SUV, but that’s just how it goes.
I’m not any different, though. When I was in high school, my family went to pick out a new dog. The breeder had quite a few puppies at the time (cocker spaniels). It didn’t take long playing with them for me to fall in love with this little brown puppy with quite a lot of personality. Decision was made. As we were getting ready to check out– for lack of a better term– she mentioned that some of the puppies had chocolate coloring in their lineage that would come out if they were bred and the chocolate coloring carried a premium. Sure enough, I looked down at Nugget and she had a chocolate nose, not black. We had no intention of breeding, but that nose cost me an extra $100.
Anyway, back to the house. We went out to look at kitchen design yesterday and tried to educate ourselves a bit about the different options.
And there are a lot of options, some of which I may tackle in future posts. But, for now, I’ll focus on the topic at hand: how we actually didn’t have the most expensive taste possible when it comes to cabinets.
First off, I think we’ll just try to keep ourselves from even considering custom cabinets because I’m sure we would want them if we really investigated it. Plus, from looking at the semi-custom cabinets that are available and knowing that we don’t have an irregularly shaped kitchen, we will definitely be able to get some really nice stuff without going custom.
The other conclusion that we came to was that we don’t want inset cabinets. This was something I didn’t even know existed until the designer showed it to us. In my mind, all cabinets are the like ones I’ve grown up with, with the door mounted on the front of the cabinet frame. But it is also possible to have doors that are inset so that they are completely flush with the cabinet frame. I can see how it would be appealing, but at least in the display we looked at, it wasn’t our thing. And they would have been an added expense that we don’t have to worry about now… hallelujah!
(Sorry, I totally neglected my duty as a blogger to take a picture to show what we are talking about, and when I looked online, none of the pictures I can find are allowed to be reused, so just google “inset cabinets” to see some examples.) #Fail
Again, inset cabinets probably can look really awesome. Our impression might have been swayed by the fact that the display also happened to have lots of added details in the edges and moldings that we definitely don’t want, but we’re happy concluding that we don’t need or want inset cabinets.