Finally my partner has some free time after months of an overload of work. Of course he's ready to give the kitchen some attention now and it's about time. He got on his computer last night and started playing around with floorplans ideas and I still don't feel like we are closer. I amost feel like we should make a scale model of the room and appliances and move them around that way -- if only there were the time.
We are still up in the air about whether or not we want to take on the small addition and rebuild of the sleeping porch or just stick with the interior remodel. The interior remodel seems like a more tolerable thing to do as we're expecting a baby in February (which is why I haven't been doing more).
Right now my biggest project is working on the nursery, which is going slowly at the moment. He's going to get my art studio and since I had painted that room before it just needs a touch up and the trim painted. The rest is just moving my art stuff to other locations in the house.