September 26, 2010

Kitchen Remodel

We've got ants in our pants - err - cabinets.


They are literally emerging from the cabinets and it totally creeps me out so we thought why not rip everything out and start over again.

No really we are ripping everything out but not ONLY because of the ants.  It is just time it gets a face lift. 

I mentioned in an earlier post that we've been tile shopping for the kitchen and now we are cabinet shopping too.  We searched around a bit for cabinets and finally landed on a set from Ikea.  We were really surprised by the features and quality they offered for such low prices.  Plus we have heard amazing reviews from consumers and contractors who have been really pleased with the product.  After visiting the store and exploring all the finishes and features we went home and were able to create our future virtual kitchen through the kitchen planner webpage.  

Here is how it turned out.

So it is pretty much the same layout but with much cooler cabinets full of great organizational and storage features.  Since the above picture is hardly complete here is a sample of some of the finishes we are hoping to use.


The floor will be a grey, textured slate or slate look-a-like with white cabinets, a white and grey/black marble or granite countertop and white subway tile backsplash.  We will be keeping but upgrading our butcher block storage unit in the corner to bring in some warm, wood tones.  And then I found a charming glass pendant light for over the sink.  And to finish off the look I will keep the yellow/grey/black fabric to introduce some fun pops of yellow and brighten the whole space.

I sooo badly want to put in a farmhouse sink and I even had Brandon's approval but then our contractor dashed my dreams.  Apparently a farmhouse sink won't fit since our dishwasher is so close to the sink.  Such a bummer - bit a classic undermount sink will be fabulous too!

I am so so excited to start this project.  We meet with the contractor again on Tuesday but I am sure it will still be awhile before we get into demo mode......
but no worries I will track the whole transformation here.  

Stay tuned.

3 comments:

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~*~*How exciting..well um not the ants part..lol..but to get a new kitchen!!;) We are currently battling some ants in our house..ugh..they are so gross!! ~*~* :)Rachel

Modern Country Style said...

Oh, that's going to look wonderful. Can't wait to see it come together.

Nick and Kara Smith said...

Oooooooooo! Lovely. I CANNOT WAIT! I am coming over to cook in your new kitchen! Please?!

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