Modest kitchen makeover - reveal
Hi folks -
I appreciate this Kitchen forum more than I can say. I think I read every single message thread.
Things I learned from the forum:
Don't be afraid of white cabinets!
Cabinets to the ceiling.
Level A granite is less expensive than solid surface.
There is so much more out there to choose from than
what is available at the big box stores.
Ordering online is usually very successful -
you can get much better prices.
Bookcase on back of island.
Don't feel like you have to "keep up with the Jones'";
do what you can afford. Do what you like, not what
other people urge you to do - you will have to live
with your kitchen, not them.
-Haas Homestead Heartland Maple cabinetry,
Whipped Cream on the perimeter, Java stain on the Island.
-Azul Platino granite (Level A)
-Giagni Almost Zero undermount sink GSAZ250
-Hardware House 544478 Lighting Fixture above sink
-Ceiling lights: Whitfield Lighting ESFM55-16AWSS
-Elkay LK7922SSS Allure Stainless Kitchen Faucet, Satin
-Fasade Rib in Brushed Nickel Kitchen Backsplash Panels
-GE Profile Series 30" Free-Standing Double Oven Range with Convection PB950SFSS
-Whirlpool Gold Dishwasher Model #: WDT710PAYM
-Broan Undercabinet Range Hood Model #: 413004
I'm not too happy about keeping the old fridge
(GE Profile purchased in 1997), but DH insisted.
Of course it will die at the least convenient time possible.
This whole process has taken almost a year. The local
cabinetmaker put us off twice, I went to Lowes, wasn't
happy there, then went to High Caliber Cabinetry of
Sellersburg IN. They did a perfect job. We had
Trademark Universale Stone of Louisville KY for the
granite. They did a pretty good job. My DH did the
plumbing, electrical, painting and backsplash. Total cost: around $15,000.
This post was edited by karlsmom on Wed, Feb 5, 14 at 15:02