Post Renovation: The Kitchen

Our new kitchen was completed in April of 2013. Given that that time I’;ve obtained a lot of e-mails from readers asking me if I am happy with my alternatives, so right here is a run-down of what I enjoy and don’;t like about our kitchen.

At very first I believed about going with Ikea–I love the way they appear in the retailers but assembling all those pieces? No thanks! Rather we went with Diamond cabinets from Lowe’;s. I was actually taking a likelihood…I did not know much about them but in the end, I Enjoy them. They have the soft self closing, are easy to wipe off spills, and they look fantastic. They are super tall (I use a stage stool to attain the prime shelf) but there is tons of storage so I’;m fine with that. I also love the tuxedo appear (white on best and a gray stain on the bottom.) The 2 shades genuinely perform off one particular an additional.

Since my design named for white counter-tops, granite was not an option, and I did not want marble given that it absorbs stains like red wine. Aside from a laminate or concrete, that basically leaves a reliable surface like Corian or a man-made stone like quartz. Yes, it value a lot more but the quartz is wonderful! It isn’;t going to soak up (fantastic for a kosher kitchen) and it really is so easy to wipe clean. The only damaging is there is previously a small chip on the edge of the sink exactly where my husband was as well sloppy dropping a dish!

Our Vigo sink is 10 inches deep….need I say much more?

OMG…I adore the Grohe faucets! They search so modern and function so nicely. The faucets and the sinks are from which has some wonderful deals.


The limestone tile from Tile America is not only very good looking but the gray grout is straightforward to preserve clean.

Recess lights have been put in in the ceiling and the fixtures above the sink and peninsula are from Schoolhouse Electrical. They are quite lovely but here’;s the truth: the Edison light bulbs in the clear glass pendants will not give off considerably light at all and are just for present.

Oven/Cooktop & Hood
We are fortunate to have fuel in this home and there is absolutely nothing greater than cooking with a gas cooktop. We got the GE Cafe line oven/stove we enjoy (with a Shabbath mode) and saved on the hood from Ikea. Since they are both stainless they appear excellent with each other and I enjoy cooking with each.

Brass Pulls
The Martha Stewart pulls from Property Depot have been only a couple of bucks every single but come to feel and look like they expense so a lot much more! They are the “jewellery” for the kitchen and truly make the dark cabinets come to existence!

The conclusion? I am fairly thrilled with our options and it really is a pleasure to cook here everyday!

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