Monday, May 25, 2009

Kitchen Remodel

So being the sadists we are, after remodeling our bathroom about a month or two ago, we decided to go ahead and spruce up the kitchen too. It wasn't a full on gut the room type thing, but it was still quite a bit of a change. The old cabinets (from the 50's) were still good but the doors were shot, so we had a cabinet maker refinish the bases and make us all new doors and drawers. He also cut out 2 cabinets (over the stove and counter next to the stove) and built new ones to reconfigure it so we could have an over the range microwave. The "cabinet" that was housing the dishwasher was totally jury rigged, so he built us a new one with a bank of small drawers to hold cooking tools. In the process we also had the countertops replaced with some hi-definition laminate and had both sides backsplashed with slate tile with a wet look sealer. It's amazing how much nicer it looks (sorry no before pics). We're replacing the rest of the appliances with stainless steels ones, but that has to wait a little bit so we can save up some more money.