Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Kitchen Day #17: a big swipe

The last "real" kitchen progress was Saturday, when we did the first coat of spackle and I started with the ceiling texture.  As you may remember, Monday night we were treated to dinner with by friend Dave (a reward for Justin helping him move).  Last night, we were treated to dinner by our friends Glenn and Jenny (a reward for Justin's driving time during their car troubles).  Yeah, I made out pretty well for having a helpful husband!  (in more ways than one!)

Tonight, we ORDERED OUR CABINETS AND COUNTERTOPS!  And that led to one expensive credit-card swipe!  (although, we're proud to announce that our total kitchen renovation will come in under our budgeted $6,000....pretty excellent, considering we gutted the place, added 2 appliances, and brand-new cabinets & countertops).  Oh, and the national average is around $56,000.

Lowes has an excellent free kitchen design service, and if you're in the Ithaca area, Jon was great :)  Without further ado, I'm proud to introduce you to....our future kitchen!

If you need a refresher on how things looked before, check out this post here.  The biggest changes you'll notice are as follows:

  • The addition of upper cabinets (that will be a game-changer for storage!!)
  • Moving the refrigerator from the random corner by the back door to the actual line-up of cabinetry
  • A new peninsula between the windows, adding both seating and extra countertop workspace
  • A dishwasher & microwave range hood
Needless to say, looking at the above picture makes me near giddy.  It also motivates me to get on some drywall sanding...perhaps tomorrow?

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