Wednesday, January 22, 2014

New Kitchen. As promised.

I know I've probably promised pictures of the newly remodeled kitchen at least a couple of times in the past two months.  After all the rush, rush, rush to get it done by Christmas - well it wasn't completely done.

We had most of it installed, and it was all back to working order so we could cook Christmas Eve dinner.  But we were still waiting for the windows to come in, so we had big torn out spots with the old ones there for weeks.  It was just after New Year's that we finished that part.  Which meant another round of painting - trim and touch ups.  By then I wasn't in such a huge hurry to get that done, and it was several coats over the course of a week.

It's been so grey during the days this month, that I took pictures but they don't look all that great.  I should have taken new ones this past weekend when the sun broke out for a few hours.  But holy moley.  When the sun shines in through those back windows it's so darn bright you're practically blinded!  The sun is low in the sky in January and it just beams right into your eyeballs and reflects off all the shiny new stainless.  I need sunglasses to walk around in there.

So I'm posting a few quick pics, with the apology that the color is not great.  It's better than nothing.  I always hate when people say they are going to show us the stuff they've been yapping about, and then never do.  And I don't want to be one of those people.

It's hard to see the actual colors, but the floors are a barn grey stain of bamboo.  The lower cabinets are called 'peppercorn' and are also a slightly darker color slate grey stain.  The upper cabinets are called 'flour' and are a creamy off-white stain.  The wall and trim color are also a creamy white color.  The island area counter is a quartz composite, Eco by Cosentino "Luna" which means it is mostly that same sort of cream color with flecks that are mostly natural tones of grey, slate, brown, beige and a little silver shiny stuff.  Butcher block counters in the other two corners.  Big deep single sink in stainless.  

We knocked out a little section of the wall where the island part is, so that it was open to the dining room and the rest of the house.  It was all wall cabinets before with a tiny doorway that made the rest of the house darker.  So much sunlight comes through the kitchen that we wanted to open it up and bring it into the other rooms - this is a really small house so it makes a huge difference.

I love the new look.  It's actually much prettier in person than it seems here. It's way easier to cook in there and a lot more fun.  I've never even had a dishwasher before!  It didn't cost a fortune and came in under our little cheapie budget. And it's finally, totally, absolutely done.  It's starting to get back to normal around here which is the biggest relief.

Since this isn't a home decor blog, I haven't blathered on about brands, styles, appliances etc.  But I'm happy to share details if someone wants more info.  Just leave me a comment or something.