What made your kitchen/bathroom awesome?
June 7, 2012 6:49 AM Subscribe
We just bought a house and have to gut the kitchen and master bathroom. Damn. ... but we get to rebuild whatever way we want. Outstanding. What made your kitchen/bathroom awesome?
posted by Seeba to Home & Garden (45 answers total) 52 users marked this as a favorite
The kitchen's a pretty decent size (16'x11') for an old house, and the master bath is probably 10'x15' and has a door out to the second-floor screen porch (where we're putting a small sauna), so we've got some space to deal with.
We're both tall, so we're probably going to raise the cabinets by 4-5 inches.
We like hosting people for dinner, so the kitchen will be well used.
The kitchen has a 48 inch custom vent hood (previous owner was a chef) that we'll keep.
We're in Texas, so while I've seen heated floor bathrooms as a suggestion on here before, it's probably not our biggest priority when the winters get down to 35F at the worst... Thanks!
Bonus points for low-cost, high-mileage ideas or warnings about high-cost, low-utility crap. (We know we'll spend money, but if there are situations where the delta between price and quality is extreme, that's a good factor to incorporate.)