Designing a kitchen for myself is not easy, I am a bad client!

I started this process with the desire for new cabinets. My old cabinets are 30 years old and very tired looking. The hinges do not match the hardware, and there are at least 6 coats of peeling paint on them. I intended to keep my granite, but found that the process of removing it and then putting it back after the cabinets went in was not cost affective (it was $2,000 more to put on new counter tops). As with all construction, one action leads to another. When the counter tops are removed they cannot save the backsplash. Do you see how things are adding up? Oh, and they cannot remove the sink from the granite to install on the on the new counters…really come on!

The project is adding up quickly. Well, it is too late now so I guess I better just enjoy the ride.

Here are the final choices…

brookshireThese are Shrock Cabinets and will be painted in Dover Grey.

dover

The top cabinet will have glass doors and the interior of these cabinets will be painted blue

Benjamin Moore Wythe-blue
Benjamin Moore Wythe-blue

The new counters are going to be honed Marble.

carrara post

The stove wall (below) and backsplash are going to be nickel gap boards

stove

Justine Hand www.designskool.net. (nickel gap boards)

backsplash

 

The hardware that goes with my scheme (functional-vintage) best is this…

knob pulls

On Thursday my existing granite was removed, then all we had to do was demo the cabinets. This is what our kitchen looks like now.

REMOVAL DAY:

photo (23)

NOW…doesn’t it look great?

kitchen

I looked into the most cost-effective way to dispose of the cabinets, 1-800-got-junk does not give you estimates before they come, they said it would be $445 to dispose of the cabinets.

former kitchen

I sent them away that is just too much, so I broke down the cabinets and put them in this Bagster it was only $149.

bagster

If you are considering a renovation on your kitchen, stay tuned. Our next post is a guide to buying kitchen cabinets.

Thank you for stopping by. Let me know you like the post by liking it, or commenting.

Best, Celia

6 comments on “Kitchen Update

  1. Wow Celia!! Love your final choices. I can’t wait to see the finished product!

  2. So funny how doing someone else’s house, the choices are clear as day but for ourselves, not so much. Your choices are stunning! I can’t wait to see it finished!

  3. KAREN THIBEAU

    So interesting to have you walk us through the process. Love seeing the updates and your selections!

    Karen

    • I know you help your clients by showing them what is possible in the homes you show them. I imagine you have seen some bad kitchens in the Bethesda/Washington area.

      C

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