Planning a new kitchen
I just started planning a new kitchen. I have been working with a KD since August. We have finalized (I think) a design and I have received estimates of major appliances and cabs. I am waiting for an estimate from the KD's contractor. I think the KD is expecting a go/no go decision and then to move forward if i decide to go with them and then order materials, supplies, etc. The way this KD works, is if I decide to purchase cabinetry Thru them (i only committed to working with them on a design and lighting scheme), they will work with me on finishes. Many of the major finishes like countertops, I've pretty much decided on (thanks GW!). I can be anal about details and I am beginning to feel the stress. I don't feel comfortable about *all* the details because I don't know *all* the details. I don't know what the entire project will cost. The low/high estimates included things like cabs, sink, hood, flooring, etc, but not things like hydronic heated flooring (or do i want to go with electric radiant flooring since i only want to use cork flooring tiles, not click planks -DK?) for example. I like the layout but not absolutely sure about each cab. I'm still undecided (in my mind) if I want glass side panels on upper end cabs. I kinda like to mull things over, because I have been known to change my mind. After the kitchen is completed, I don't want to feel - oh I wish I had done this or this would have worked better if I had done that. In other words, I don't want to have any regrets.
How long did it take you to design and plan your new kitchen? Before ordering items like cabs, did you have every detail nailed down or did you do as you go along? Am I being silly?