Have to post this. Bellajourney and I have been working....
I have to post this pic. Since the "which cab with my sink thread", Bella and I have been conspiring to work on my kitchen layout and design. She, for learning the kitchen program and me, well... duh.
I can't express how hugely helpful this has been in tweaking my almost perfect (to me) layout. Being able to see the various ideas in almost real life has headed off at least several 'could have been' mistakes (one of which would have been huge, leaving me with not nearly enough countertop space). Looking at some flights of fancy have caused most to be discarded and several to stick. Re-examining illogical mindsets (sick of white cabinets, no room for prep sink, etc) and being able to SEE how letting go of those mindsets has opened up true possibilities has been very.... good.
I cannot improve upon the layout anymore IMO. I believe this is MY one true layout.
Although this is still a work in progress as we are still tweaking the ultimate design and finishes (and I hope she doesn't get mad at me but she's not around to ask if she minds if I post this), I present to you, version #968,534 of my future kitchen, courtesy of our very own Bella with her patience, persistence, good humor AND her mad, mad, kitchen computer program skilz:
p.s. The appliances are stainless. They just look black in this particular rendering.