Cucina No Mas…

I will miss our circa 1975 pristine, pickled oak with avocado trim, and fab domed fluorescent ceiling kitchen…it has serves us valiantly for the last couple of years…

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That being said, no turning back now…

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The demolition work started yesterday on our kitchen renovation.  I have mixed emotions,  I’m not a fan of remodeling, renewing or replacing anything, just for the sake of it.  I drive old, used cars.  They get me from point A to B.  They are inexpensive to acquire and there is no monthly payment.  There is no computer screen or docking port of any kind…thank god…  I buy used kitchen utensils.  It is amazing that people will insist on buying new Le Creuset pots and pans, when there are a boatload of gently used ones available on Ebay or Craigslist for a fraction of the price.  I buy used furniture from the likes of Roche Bobois, Dakota Jackson and Thayer Coggin, but for a fraction of retail.

Alas, our kitchen has outlived its usefulness.  To quote an unknown, but wise cook, “Having a well designed kitchen is not a matter of life and death…Its more important than that!”  The new kitchen will be our vision of what a kitchen should look like, how it should function and be equipped.  It is a deeply personal process, from deciding cabinet types and finishes, counters, lighting, workflow…there are all sorts of guides available and advice is endless.  In the end, however, it is a personal choice that is totally perfect…for you…

Out with the old, leaving a clean canvas for the electricians, plumbers and carpenters to do their thing…I can hardly wait to dirty my first dish…

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