Having a Kitchen Crisis?

Posted by Mary Sweigert ~ June 6, 2008

Kitchens, kitchens, kitchens...

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Can't live with the olive green retro countertops, can't live without your meal preparation space. The age old struggle over style and function continues in the most important room in the house.

A good friend of mine is struggling through a kitchen remodel, and like many others in this circumstance, he's found himself battling 1960s era cabinet mouldings and some of the strangest color patterns that could only have come from the age of free love and Woodstock. And time, as you might imagine, has not been kind to these eye bleeding kitchen trends. If only they could have aged as well as Keith Richards.

What to do?!?

The problem is that many of us can't live without our kitchens. We don't want to be stuck surviving on peanut butter and jelly eaten around the ironing board while the kitchen is gutted to an unrecognizable shell of its former self.

There is a solution to get around this problem if you're willing to take the process in stages. Set out a game plan to tackle one project at a time, so only your cabinets, or your countertops will be out of commission at any given time. Granted, your total kitchen remodel timeline will lengthen with this approach, but if having a livable kitchen for the duration of the remodel is a priority, this might be much more reasonable for you and your family.

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