Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Kitchen is DONE! Before and After pictures!

Yes! I'm very happy with the result!


And after:

Backsplash is daltile 3x6 subway tiles in Almond:

Removing the flourescent lighting panel really opened up the space:

Finally a kitchen I look forward to being in!

Kitchen - progress being made!

First stages of the kitchen work. Lighting panel ripped out. Cabinet faces off, counters and appliances gone.

Contents of kitchen cabs on our garage floor. And yes, those are crutches holding up the surfboard that my husband is shaping.

Contents of kitchen counters in our dining room.

Cabs are starting to get sanded/painted/stained.

Granite goes in. I love it. It's Sage Brush.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Closet project - before picture

I've got to organize this closet. I will purge it and then possibly put a bookcase in here to store things. Linens, Barbies, holiday stuff, supplies...no clue. But so much of this goes unused for too long to be taking up this much space.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Kitchen update is underway! So happy!

We've been putting off updating our kitchen for years. I knew that if it wasn't done before Baby arrived (hopefully in January), it would be...another couple of years. So I put my foot down and here we are!

Contractors are hired! Appliances are purchased! Counters, backsplash (I think), and faucet are picked! We start demo in about a week to update our kitchen. Not a huge overhaul but I think it will make a big difference, at least I really hope so.

The flourescent lighting panel and the Brady Bunch chandelier thingamajiggy will be tossed, thank.God.

Official "before" picture:

Kenmore Elite and Kenmore appliances. Sears had both brands for 25% on their Labor Day sale, and if you opened a store card you got an additional 10% off! There were also about $80 in Energy Star rebates. We didn't go big on the oven and microwave as far as getting convection features, which H doesn't think he'd use anyway. And the salesperson (Bill McCormick at Laguna Hills Mall Sears who was amazingly kind and patient with me) said most average people will only use convection features on their oven about 5x a year at most anyway. The dishwasher is quieter than some of the other models, which was a selling point. And the refrigerator is my favorite! I can't wait to finally have a functioning ice maker!

The granite we chose is Sage Brush (or Sage Bush). Backsplash tile is white onyx 4x6 subway tile. Haven't nailed down the cabinet color yet but they will be dark wood.
I will keep track of the updates here as we progress. WOOOOOOOOOO!!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Dear Fugly Kitchen

It's been fun, but I can't wait to say goodbye to you.