Hope you all had a lovely weekend! We enjoyed every minute of our gorgeous weather & spent a lot of time out on our newly-purchased land. We did a lot of brush clearing, apple tree pruning, and walking-path-making. It was wonderful to stand on OUR land.. all 54 acres of it. Zane and I did a lot of house planning as well. We discussed the direction (south-west for gorgeous sun exposure to our great room), garage placement, driveway location, and lots of smaller details. On our way home we stopped at a granite/natural stone center & perused the selection. That got us on to talking about kitchen design.. this is kind of where we're at right now:
I'd love to do the backsplash with carrara subway tile in a herringbone pattern like the fabulous Ericka did:
What do you think? Any suggestions from those of you who've designed your own kitchen? Or maybe there are things you wish you had done we should know about? We figure the best advice comes from those who've 'been there, done that'.