Kitchen Makeover 

Thursday, June 4, 2015

As some of you know, I have decided to update my kitchen. That work has been in process for several months, but now it is coming down to the actual installation of new cabinets and countertops. The footprint of my “new” kitchen will remain the same with the exception of the island which will increase in size by 18” allowing me to have a pull-out waste basket/recylce bin. 

Instead of waiting until these old cabinets were removed to repaint, I already tackled that over a month ago. Now, any touch-up will easily be accomplished without risking dribbling paint on the new cabinets or countertop. With the intention of using Southwest colors, yet being much more dramatic, I choose some vibrant colors, Moroccan Red and Social Butterfly. The cabinets will be a medium wood color, similar to the back of the chair you see in this picture above and in the “Shaker” style, offering a simple and pleasing appearance. Then, countertops will be a lighter colored granite with darker streaking throughout. The stainless steel sink will be under mounted (under the granite, not on top), a look and functionality that I have admired as I researched and looked through thousands of kitchen remodel photos and in kitchen displays.

Additonally, I have already installed a wall mounted TV. My friends Steve and Mark are planning to help remove the old cabinets this weekend. Once that is done we can then hide the TV cable along the wall behind the cabinets and up through the wall behind the TV. Steve already came and helped hide the electric wiring behind the TV. No messy, unsightly cords and wires hanging down to an outlet.


Here is a succession of photos from old to new:


It was just so-o-o-o much FUN up on that ladder!

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Flat screen TV mounted to the wall

This afternoon I received a confirmation call from the installers that they will be here at 7 A.M. on Monday 6/8 and Tues. 6/9 to put the new cabinets in place. 

However, the granite countertops will not be installed for another 8 to 10 days, as those people will measure after the cabinets are installed, then I get to go to the factory, pick out my slab and they will proceed manufacturing them.

Finishing off the project, I plan to install different overhead lighting. © Donald E. Kline 2012                                         Disqus Comments