• Late last week we had our second real meeting with our designer Carol and we got to see the plans she drew up based on the output of our first meeting. Design at the early stage is fun. The budget prioritization comes later. One reason that a designer is a real solid addition to a renovation project is their perspective as an “impartial” outside observer (in addition to their skills in assembling trades, know how about the process, design sense… I could go on.) During that first meeting Carol was quite detailed in her approach to finding out how we use our current kitchen and what we’d like to see in an improved one especially what some of our priorities