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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Escapades in Remodeling - Part 4

Today is the big reveal!!!! 
Here is the kitchen before....once we had the fridge and stock cabinets installed.
Here is the final product!!!!!  I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE my kitchen!!!! 
 Our lights were ordered online from Ferguson, two pendants over the island and then one big drum over our kitchen table.  Costs were originally $600.00 with shipping.  However...  the light over the table had some wiring issues, and the company credited us the cost and we were able to fix the issue.  This company has great customer service, very helpful and quick to take care of any questions or issues that come about.    So the total cost came to $
Exact Budget Breakdown:
         Cabinets - $12,700
                           Island countertop redo - $100
           Flooring - $ 650.00
              Microwave - $300.00
              Backsplash - $435.39
         Lighting - $200.00
          Hardware - $200.00
                     Industrial faucet - $200.00
Paint - 50.00
                                       Electrial items - bought in bulk before
  Tools - $800.00
Trim - $80.00
Grand Total: $15,015.39

Lets take a snoop thru our cabinets and our upgrades that were provided by Kraftsmaid - FREE!
Corner Lazy Susan - houses our pots and pans 

Our pantry (please excuse our mess!) All pull outs have soft close.  The cabinet above has 3 shelves and houses our mixer, blender, food processor, and our wine and liqour (got to keep it out of reach of small people)

Picture of our free sink base and tip out drawers - provided by Kraftmaid - for FREE!
Faucet came from Lowes

Pull out cabinet with 4 shelves.  Houses our odds and ends at this time.  Kitchen towels, baggies, lunch box, and the neccessities

Here is a nice view of the kitchen and the new location of the fridge. 

A shot of our upper cabinets.  They hinge upwards - this is only available thru Kraftsmaid.  The hinging is quite impressive... they are also soft close.  GREAT Storage!  These house our serving ware and pitchers. 

Pull out drawers in the island - vew of our silverware drawer....

an ever so lovely view of our pull out recycling center... complete with cans and our recycling materials.... aka trash :)  

A view of our other pull out drawer in island.

This light is a fun little story!  This used to be a plant hanger that I bought at an antique store in Oskaloosa.   This used to be a mobile in our house in Oskaloosa, and was serving no purpose at the new house in Pella.  So, I asked and Shawn made this into a light!  A pendant light fixure from Lowes for $12.00, a cross bar welded to the metal ring and a lightbulb from Walmart.... There was some welding involved and some help from our neighbor Blake, viloa... light fixture!
 Originally, he cut off the metal basket, and then created an original light for over our sink. 
He drilled small holes in the metal ring and the silverware.  The silverware came from the Pella Thrift Store.  Each piece was .25 if memory serves me right....

Our under-mount sink and faucet.  The sink was new when we bought the house, so we kept it as well as the countertop.  - Money saver!

Our broom closet!  Houses our extra cleaing products, shark steam mop, and other various items.  Everything has it's place! 

close up of our hardware and backsplash.  The tile color/style is called Flagstaff as was a dry stack so it was a pretty quick and easy install with thinset on the back and some pressure.  We did seal the stone, which will last for 10 years. 

Our upper lazy susan cabinet that houses our baking goods and measuring items.  My Grandma Alice had lazy susan's in her house and I always liked them... so I wanted that in our corner cabinets as well.
Here is the overall picture again... final product, and I absolutely LOVE my kitchen, all our items in one organized room, its efficient, the flow of the room is so handy, and makes our time in the kitchen so much better.  The way it updated our house and brought it out of the 1970's is amazing. 


Many thank you to each person who helped us with our dream, without you, we wouldnt have this wonderous room for our family for many, many years to come.  The saying is true... the Kitchen truly is the heart of the home!

Next remodeling "treat" for Shawn..... the dinning room

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