Now here's some inspiration to get me through the hard parts. 3d renderings of my kitchen. The colours aren't right, but you can get a good idea of the layout and style.
I am going to have a Corian type counter top. I did look at Ceasarstone (composite stone), but I decided that a Corian counter is better for me. It's more chemical resistant, so if I am naughty and weigh dyes in the kitchen, it shouldn't be a problem. Plus the plastics used for a solid surface counter don't echo like the composite stone benchtops.
This is the one that I'm getting
The cabinets are going to be Dulux Fair Bianca half strength which Colin describes as eggshell. Love it when the colour-blind boy can call the colours. He does surprisingly well. He's only red/green colour-blind. And yes, I am going for a neutral toned kitchen. I would have thought about another red kitchen, but it could potentially clash with my lounge and by having the kitchen neutral I can add in colour and change it more easily (or so my colour advisor tells me!).
Oh and my super sweet Jura coffee machine in white is going to look fabulous in the new Kitchen. Col and I made the decision on Sunday to just get it. Now I can't wait for it to arrive.