stuck with a vision or open to new ideas?
We met with a custom cabinet maker a couple of weeks ago and picked cabinet colors, door style, counter tops, pulls, sinks. Several of the choices surprised my husband and myself because they are nothing like what i tend to gravitate towards. I left thinking "what did i just pick???!" Since then I have been scouring houzz, trying to find other kitchens with similar choices. I also reviewed the many kitchen photos in my idea book and found a definite pattern that is different than what i picked. Is it just that once you see things in real life, you realize that you like other things, or am i going to be disappointed?
Basically, my idea book on Houzz is filled with transitional kitchens with white recessed paneled cabinets (both inset and full overlay - no predominant preference) with white/ light counter tops (marble,granite,quartzite) and an island either white with wood top or stained wood with same counter as perimeter.
What did i pick out seems so much more traditional to me - raised panel door, white on perimeter, mahogany stained island. Cambria Bellingham perimeter and Torquay island and anthracite silgranit main and prep sinks! The island is totally me, but the sinks, raised panel and perimeter counter top has me worried. Part of it was some compromises i was trying to make with my husband.
I guess my question is - did anyone's kitchen end up not being like what they initially thought they wanted, but they ended up loving it even more? Nothing is set yet - i can change my mind, but maybe my gut choices at the cabinet maker is what i should stick with.