Thursday, November 19, 2015

And so it begins

the tradition of handmade holiday cards....

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Kitchen Remodel

Where to begin? This kitchen remodel felt like it came out of nowhere. 

Fast forward to now, I had an unexpected visitor tell me about this company called KT Building Supply. I googled them and if you do too, you will find a lot of negative reviews. I knew my budget and after I went through the quote process, I decided to take the risk.

And here is what I got......

Here's the before for a refresher. Those black countertops are not granite, but laminate with some of the edges peeling off.

I love design and had a really good idea of what I wanted - Shaker style cabinets with a skinny rod pull, quartz countertop, undermount sink, white subway tile back splash, white appliances and wood flooring.
It doesn't have the bells and whistles of a dream kitchen remodel, but as far as I am concerned it has my stamp of approval.

Now let me take you on a little tour....
I have white subway tile all around the kitchen.
 You can see below that the hanging cabinet was removed. It feels so much bigger now.
 I also got rid of the wall oven and the drop-in stove top and put in a range. It also feels brighter and roomier.

For the countertop, I chose a quartz called Bianco Venato. I knew I wanted something white and this looked similar to marble which I absolutely love, but can't afford. Also marble is high maintenance.

For the flooring, I went with Smartcore Rustic Hickory from Lowes. It looks like wood, but it is a vinyl plank flooring that I chose to float right over the existing checker board vinyl. This has been the biggest transformation because I hated that checker board!

And last but not least, the undermount sink. Huge difference, don't you think?

The kitchen is 99% done. I feel like I have been procrastinating trying to find the right 2 shelves to hang, but it will come soon enough.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Never say Never

After the main bathroom remodel, I had said DIY was off the calendar for the rest of this year. I was so wrong.

Hello Demo to the Kitchen! Pretty nasty, eh!
Here's the BEFORE

and new pics soon to come!