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That is great!  We lived in a small house that was 698 square feet.  The kitchen was small and because it used every nook and cranny it was not real convenient.  My mother use to tell me she use to sit in the kitchen during the day and try and figure out how she could re-model it and make it bigger and better.  We were a family of 6, 2 adults and 4  children and we all fit in there but it was small.  She also shared with me that if she had her life to live all over again, she would be a carpenter.  If she had that chance, she would probably have the kitchen she always dreamed of.   Just remember that when if you ever sell your home that that remodel will pay off.  I live in an apartment buildling that is all modular.  It was built in one state, then transported to this state and assembled into a building.  We have 10 foot ceilings so in the kitchen the cabinets need to come down at least one more foot but do not so I can only reach the first shelf which would be the 2nd shelf in a home build in the 1040's.  I have to have someone else reach the stuff on the 2nd shelf and the top shelf because I cannot.  We can only fit a small 8 cubic foot refrigerator in its space.  I am sure my next place will have more room because I will be moving to a house or a one bedroom appartment from this studio.

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I feel you.  My plan is to retire in a couple of months.  My dream kitchen would have all storage draws with open shelves giving the kitchen a clean look and a pantry that is deep enough to put all grocery needs. My house was built in the 70's (split level) so you can imagine what it looks like and its too late to remodel unless I win the lottery.

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I'd like a walk in pantry, too!  I made shelves going down a ledge on my basement stairs. In my perfect kitchen,  I would also like a gas stove, triple my cabinet space (new cabinets, of course), a working dishwasher and more counter space.  Basically, I would like a whole new kitchen!  Of course, that takes $$$$ and I am 3 years from retirement, so that's not going to happen!

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My dream kitchen would be the one in any good restaurant where the meal would be prepared and served to me!

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I had a kitchen remodel 12 years ago, but the one thing I wanted I could not get - a walk-in pantry. There was no room to put it.
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How exciting, @angeleyes64! How's your project coming along? Let's see some pics!

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I just re-read your post again. I have always wanted a degree. My parents and grands have passed and my 11 siblings don't care. It is for me. I will be paying $500/mo for the rest of my God given life, but it is something I WANTED, I am DOING it, and I will PAY for it forever it seems. But that is OK!!! It is what I wanted!
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I so agree! Woo hoo!!!  I am so glad that after all of these years you finally get to have a kitchen YOU want, not one that you had to accept because you bought the house!  Enjoy the years you have left in your brand new kitchen.  I was just telling myself today, the 1st year I lived in this tiny, 325 sqft apartment I was over the moon and loved it.  The 2nd year, with which is almost over is just so-so.  I need some more space.  I just need to store about 10 totes and 15 boxes near by so I can look through them and pull winter things from them when I need to.  I am staying here until the latest next spring, so next year, I will get an apartment with an OUTDOOR pool, as I love to lay in the sun.  And it has to have A/C too.  I know the electric bill will be higher, but the time that I am not at the pool, will be spent watching tv under a/c and staying cool and loving watching tv in my new place while being cooled off!  Enjoy it all the way girlfriend!  I do hope you are female.  I also hope you love to cook, I know I do.  I don't even have enough room for my brand new Kitchen Aid mixer.  Still in the box.  Has been for over 6 months.  So, that is incentive enough for me to move to a larger place, so I will be able to unbox my $400 mixer I have had in the box for so many months!  ENJOY!  God's blessings always.  WOO HOO!  Shawn Anderson.

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Iam finally getting a new kitchen. I have lived in our home 30 yrs and the family before us 5. 

I have wanted a new kitchen for years and at last  I am getting it. 

I will probably be paying the rest of our lives, but I don't care. 

The cabinets came in yesterday so maybe in 2 weks or so I will have my new kitchen.

I can't wait.   

Live For Today, No One is Guaranteed a TOMORROW !
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