Finished (finally) kitchen - dark cherry wood and delicatus
Hello all, I thought I should post a few pictures of my final kitchen reveal since so many of the choices were researched first at gardenweb. This place is such a wealth of knowledge and I loved seeing the wide variety of styles and tastes represented here, so decided to throw my hat in the ring as well. This was a total remodel in that we tore out all the existing, but there were no structural changes, our layout was fuctional for us before so we didn't feel the need to incur the extra cost associated with structural changes. My one regret with this, I wish that I would have held my ground about a bigger window over the sink. But my husband had dug his heels in and I could tell that he had reached his "stop" so I didn't push. One change that I think I will make is to have the contractor back out to extend the backsplash up to hood level on the range wall. I don't know why I didn't think of it when he was installing, but oh well, if I have learned one thing from this process it is patience!
Overall, I am very pleased. I love all the bells and whistles I have now, such as lower drawers and pull outs, soft close (I didn't know that I had to have them until I had them), induction stove. I wish I could say that it has made me a gourmet cook, but all in due time.
Anyway, without further ado, here are some pics.
Close up of the granite that caused so many problems, but I feel like it is beautiful now. And a very plain backsplash because by the time we got around to it after the granite fiasco, I just couldn't muster up the energy anymore. But it is a clean look, so I am happy with it.
And then since no project is complete without renovation creep, we also did a little mini facelift to the powderroom with new counters and sink. I gel stained the existing cabinet. Then painted the doors black (almost had a heart attack applying that first brushful of paint, but I like it now.
I can post specifics if anybody is interested.