For 7's room, I found three storage options:
#1: Metal locker cabinet - $99
#2: Lack shelves - $80
#3: Expedit shelves - $60
We are probably going to go with Option #1, the metal locker.
My requirements for 7's area rug: soft texture (very important for my tactile kid!), neutral color, washable, low pile (to reduce the amount of lost Lego pieces.)
John and I were very impressed with the kitchen cabinet options. There was so much to choose from, and we are seriously considering IKEA cabinets for our kitchen. Over the next few weeks, I'll probably spend some time reading reviews of IKEA kitchens.
Last, but not least, this is what really excited John: stainless steel table tops.
Why would these table tops make my husband so happy? Because we are planning to have a roll-out table with a stainless steel top. The table will roll in and out of our island -- hard to explain. (I'll explain better in another post, with pictures.)
John has been trying to figure out how and where to have the stainless steel table top fabricated. Also, he didn't know exactly how much it was going to cost, but he knew "it wasn't going to be cheap."
We didn't buy anything, but we hadn't intended to buy anything. However, we came away with all sorts of ideas! A great success.