Saturday, February 24, 2007

Almost finished.

The kitchen is almost done! The new quartz countertops went in yesterday and all of the under-cabinet lighting is finished. We're still waiting on a few parts of the crown molding to arrive and we need to choose and order the backsplash tile. Scott and I will tile the backsplash whenever we have a free weekend and a babysitter.

Most of you probably don't remember how the kitchen looked when we moved in nearly three years ago. Here's a photo of it then:

And now:

We made a few changes as soon as we moved in (painted the cabinets, changed the hardware). Right before Callie was born we replaced the range and dishwasher. Last Christmas we replaced the countertop and backsplash and a few months later we got a new floor. This summer, we found an amazing deal on the refrigerator we'd had our eye on, so we snatched it up. Then, this January, we decided we were ready to tear out all of the old cabinets and replace them. The old cabinets looked pretty good but with the amount of time I spend cooking (and the joy Scott and I get from a great meal), it seemed worth it to us to upgrade the insides of the cabinets. I wanted full extension glides on the drawers, roll out trays, European hinges, all the good stuff. So, we replaced the windows, ripped out the old (but still sort of new) countertops, moved the old cabinets to the garage, and let the fun begin.

Psst...for final photos of the kitchen, check out this before and after post

Friday, February 9, 2007

We're getting a new kitchen!

Today Brynn told me that her pink kitchen is getting old and she needs a new one. Apparently my enthusiasm for our new kitchen (or should I say MY new kitchen) has been obvious. The cabinets arrived today (8:04 am - KraftMaid doesn't mess around) and the installer opened every box, inspected every cabinet, and everything appears to be in good shape for installation on Monday. Scott and I are tearing out the old cabinets and repairing any damage to the wall this weekend. We're going skiing on Saturday so Sunday will be a busy day. Hope we can get it all done!