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31 July 2011 @ 10:56 pm
Kitchen pics  
At long last LJ has decided to let me post these.

Clearly inadequate for all my power needs.  I was very happy to lose those awful floor tiles, too.

Now it is the kitchen of awesome!  Though I just realized this pic was taken before we put the hardware on the cabinets and installed the granite windowsill.   Loads of counter space and no more Easy Bake- sized oven!  The whole process took about a month and a half.  We were down to bear studs and I was without a kitchen sink for that time...major suckage.  The only thing left is the backsplash which we've finally agreed on and just need to order the tiles and install.  I'll post a pic of that when all is said and done.

Jukebox: Embajukebox_csi on August 1st, 2011 04:21 am (UTC)
Nice! What a big difference! And all that extra counter space is nice, yeah? Did you do linoleum on the floor? Where did you get your cabinets?

We've been working on ours for 2-3 months now, and been without a sink for about a month. But, it's close now. They should be coming to install the Silestone in another week or so, yay! The only thing I regret so far is not planning my cabinet knobs correctly. He put them in the middle of the doors instead of the corners, and now I have to reach way high to open the upper cabinets. At least it looks good, even if it makes it a little harder functionally.
evilkat_meowevilkat_meow on August 1st, 2011 12:51 pm (UTC)
The floor are porcelain tiles and are so beautiful. The pics hardly do them justice. Our cabinets are maple and we got them at a place called Consumers Kitchens and Baths which I believe may only be a New York tri-state area chain. We checked out Home Depot and Lowes and this place came in much cheaper for better made cabinets. The counter top is granite- Blue Pearl GT...so awesome. The appliances are stainless with the stove being a glass top. Both the dishwasher and stove are Kennmores and the microwave is an LG.

Ugh...the cabinet hardware. We spent, no joke, 2 hours, figuring out the right placement for all the handles cuz we knew once the holes were drilled, we were committed.
Jukeboxjukebox_csi on August 1st, 2011 02:48 pm (UTC)
Yeah, for all the time and effort we spent laying out the new kitchen (it's going to be double the size it previously was), the cabinet picking (we went with Lily Anne cabinets - solid wood throughout and half the price of HD/lowes), countertop material and color (what an angst-ridden ordeal that was), etc, we so totally didn't even think about the damn knobs.

It was like "thank goodness we found decent looking knobs for a good price, let's get them put on already". We had to buy something like 73 knobs and it was so tiring trying to find that many that wouldn't break the budget that we just didn't even stop to think about how they should be placed on the doors. I kick myself all the time about it now, but it's a done deal and I've got to learn to live with it. *sigh*
pfmoi on August 1st, 2011 04:33 am (UTC)
*drools over your new kitchen* Someday....when I'm rich.
evilkat_meowevilkat_meow on August 1st, 2011 12:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks! And we are hardly rich. You'd be surprised at how much you can save by doing the work yourself. Its a good thing my husband is very handy...I'm so not.