Ordering Cabinets Tomorrow, Advise Please!
I am doing a new kitchen at Lowe's, and going to purchase Diamond Reflection cabinets tomorrow because they have this extra 10% back promotion tomorrow. Last minute advise please!
The house is a 2600sqft cape cod with rustic cedar shaker sidings. So I tried not to use anything too contemporary. The kitchen was a 10X10 small kitchen, but we are opening the wall to the adjacent family room, so we will have a open kitchen/sitting room.
There is a mudroom off the kitchen, which connects garage, backyard, kitchen and a half bath(at the far end). We will be putting pantries with roll out trays and a bench.
We are lazy, so we try to recreate the cover look of Diamond catalog....it is a transitional shaker style full-overlay door.
Because we will put Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Floor, we will use off white paint finish(Coconut, one shade lighter than in the catalog cover) on the 'L' shape perimeter, and for contrast we will use dark stained finish(Thatch) on island and pantries in mudroom.
We want to have a lighter tone granite counter, so two options are Blanco Gabrielle and Creama Pearl. Blance Gabrielle seems to be brighter(not sure if it is true for every slab) and a little bit more expensive.
We are cheap, so we won't put fancy high-end appliance because when we resell the return on appliances are low. Kitchenaid is what we choose, two dishwashers on both sides of the sink(single bow under-mount SS), one french door fridge and one mini beverage fridge on the ends of 'L' shape counter. Standard range and hood.