Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Kitchen Part III

While we were enjoying our honeymoon in Japan, my parents decided to surprise us with a early Christmas present and hired someone to mud and tape the walls. This meant we were able to jump right into finishing!

We began by installing walnut hardwood flooring.

Next we installed white Adel cabinets from Ikea. Since the dimensions of our kitchen are so constrained, we had to get creative and ended up cutting a corner unit to fit around the chimney and building a custom pantry by stacking three base units. We also recessed one cabinet and a frenchdoor fridge into the wall in order to get the look of a built-in fridge.

For countertops we installed White River granite - the closest you can get to Carerra marble countertops without installing marble countertops! 

The backsplash got finished with Carerra marble mosaic tile which I found on eBay of all places! The fear of having to scrub tomato sauce out of white marble and grout prompted us to install a stainless steel backsplash behind the stove. The cinder block chimney was covered in a brick veneer from IXL. 

Finally after almost a year of living in a construction zone, the dirty work was done and we could begin to enjoy our new kitchen!

Stayed tuned for a tour of the completed kitchen...


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