Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Kitchen Update

When we first moved into our house the kitchen looked like this...
Dirty white cabinets, old appliances, and green countertops. Initially we replaced the appliances, repainted the cabinets, and replaced the hardware. We knew eventually the kitchen would need a total facelift. A couple of weeks ago we said goodbye to those lovely green countertops, and we are loving our new kitchen. A few more before pictures...

I feel like this project involved SO MANY decisions, but I am so pleased with the results. The first decision was the countertops. In the beginning I really wanted marble countertops, but I was nervous they would be sensitive and high maintenance. After talking to a few people who had marble, my fears were confirmed and I decided we needed to go in another direction. We still liked the look of lighter countertops so we went with Kashmir White granite.
The cabinets are BM's "China White" on top and Pratt & Lambert's "Durango" on the bottom. I love the dark cabinets on the bottom. This was one of the things I was hesitant about and I am so pleased with how it turned out.

We removed the soffit above the sink and put in a pendant light.

We replaced the hardware with bronze knobs and pulls.

I love everything about the changes...but if I had to choose a few favorites it would be the undermount sink, subway tile, and the dark cabinets on the bottom.