The good news is it looks like we have found a house and are in escrow already (it's a buyer's market in Hawaii for sure). The home is in a new sub-division being developed and the candy they are dangling to get buyers is hard to pass up. The prices are right and the amenities are fabulous. This is a good thing since living costs are pretty high. Hawaii's property prices are like most coastal areas, and D.C. (so in other words, HIGH priced), so we are dealing with housing costs as well as private school for the little man (Hawaii's public schools consistently rank low on a national scale).
I said there was good news, didn't I? Well, that would be getting to add my two cents' worth to the home. While the house is being built by a developer, it's semi-custom with a design crew on staff for what looks like my delight alone. Right now I'm in the throws of choosing kitchen cabinets, flooring, and countertops...with wild and ruthless abandon, ladies. I am in the midst of a dream kitchen. So I have to ask you...
What would you dream kitchen be like, if money was no object? What kind of flooring, appliances and materials would you use?
Personally, given our new house will be on a tropical island, my dream kitchen would have travertine floors, cherry wood or darker cabinets with modern looking pulls, and granite counters. While stainless steel appliances are standard offerings for the house, I think I'd like to pull out the big guns and go with Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, along with a must-have wine fridge (because y'all know I like my vino).
What do you think and what would you do if money was no object and husbands or significant others couldn't subject you to their non-worthy opinions?