When we renovated this old house over a decade ago we expired our budget prior to getting to the kitchen. (Too much money went on old stained glass windows). Then over the past few years we've been bitten by the travel bug and have spent our kitchen money traveling to France and Italy. (Worth every penny). But this past summer I was bequeathed a small sum of money from my Grandmother. She had asked my Dad to give each of us grandchildren a little something of her estate when she sold her home. Being that my grandmother was a fabulous cook I decided that the time was right for the kitchen.
Just before the kitchen was installed my grandmother did pass away. I am so glad I chose to use her gift this way. I know she would have loved it.