Posts Tagged ‘Kitchen Renovation’

Choosing the granite was difficult because we were on a budget and knew we wanted a dark/black color.  Once we found the granite we loved we priced it out at three different places.  The last one we went to charged us over $600 less than the others AND included a stainless undermount sink.  Shopping around pays off again!

We ended up going with Verde Peacock, which is mostly black with green, silver, gold and gray bursts throughout the slab.  We are extremely happy with our decision:

Granite is in! by you.

Undermount sink by you.

We had a hard time deciding on an edge as well and at first we chose the bullnose edge, but after searching for pictures of edges online we found the bevel edge and quickly changed to that:

Granite - bevel edge by you.

Extended bar by you.

The only things left to do (before the big reveal) is install the subway tile backsplash and the crown moulding on top of the cabinets.  I’ll be updating again soon…

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Prepping the kitchen for the new cabinetry included:

1. Demolishing and clearing out the old cabinets

2. Cutting tile to fit the new cabinets (can we say dust?!)

3. Painting

4. Moving electrical and cutting the wall where there were no cabinets and attaching wood to the beams for new cabinet installation

5. Cleaning


Ok new kitchen, we’re ready for you…

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We chose white subway tile for our kitchen backsplash, but now we’re faced with the grout color decision.

White grout

The faucet and backsplash by pinklovesbrown.image courtesy of makingitlovely.com

Darker grout

image courtesy of mariotileguy.com


Our cabinets are white and granite countertop is black. 

Which would you choose?

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Choosing our new appliances was actually fun.  We shopped around and ended up going with Sears because of a 20% off sale they were having (plus additional rebates) the weekend we went plus Maytag was also having a sale if you bought 3 or more.  We needed 5 appliances…

Dishwasher (maytag)
Range (kitchenaid)
Microwave (maytag)
Washer (maytag)
Dryer (maytag)


(little preview of our range in the kitchen!)



More kitchen renovation posts to come!!

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