P.S. If you haven’t been following from the beginning, you can catch up on all things kitchen renovation in these posts.
Stick a Fork in It
Because the kitchen is done! All it took was a little sanding and painting on the ceiling. Ben hates sheet rock work, hence the reason we just finished it. And mostly pressure to get the house ready to sell. But, it’s done, and that’s what matters.
If you recall, before we started work, the kitchen looked like this:
Almond appliances, orange oak cabinets, too small drawers and cabinets, and one large wall trapping the cook in the kitchen. After months of work and tearing everything out to start from scratch, we’ve created this:
A warm, open, light filled, and functional kitchen.
Replacing the soffit with cabinetry has added even more storage.
A low profile vent hood keeps the focus on the wood counters and new cabinetry.
And I can’t forget the wall of marble tile. Oh how I love thee.
We will definitely miss this kitchen, but it was such a learning process and we love how it turned out.
Because Ben built our cabinets, our total kitchen budget is about what our store-bought cabinet budget was. Yes, that is the single most money-saving thing we did. As you can see, our appliances more than made up for that savings.
So what do you think? Every potential buyer has commented about the kitchen and how nice it is, which makes us happy.
Posted by Our Humble Abode on March 13, 2012