UPDATE: for the folks having troubling viewing this, let me know if this newer upload is visible, thanks)
I spent the whole day working up this design using Adobe Illustrator, a program I have barely touched (From New York, C, who knows it like the back of his hand, walked me through some of its wonderful mysteries). You may notice the absence of refrigerator. It's being moved to what is now adjacent storage space that houses the hot water tank and the A/C unit. I found all the needed tiny appliances (they are costly because they are tiny - go figure) on a site called "Compact appliances". We will also be replacing the hot water tank with a wonderful new gizmo that is no larger than a camera and instantly heats the water that passes through it. I'm getting a Lieber refrigerator (expensive) and granite counters, but I think I can save money by getting the cabinetry through IKEA. We will also remove the wall separating the kitchen from the dining area allowing me to view the ocean while mincing garlic. We will also replace the indestructible but quaint white ceramic tile floor with something more dazzling. Something like those shimmery old New York sidewalks loaded with mica. Haven't quite found it yet. I met with a reputable contractor whose work I admire and who charges a set fee for labor only. Meanwhile, in New York, our ill-fated renovation is now in the hands of a lawyer who will get our deposit back from the despicable and non-performing company we hired almost two years ago. These projects can be great fun when they involve the right people, and cheaper when you do the design and the shopping yourself. It's now 2AM on a Friday night and I'm still home thinking about cabinetry. Somebody slap me.