Thursday, June 25, 2015

Kitchen Reno - samples

Before we even owned the house, Keith and I knew we would revamp the kitchen. While the layout is wonderful, it's so freaking dark. It's also kinda wonky in a major way. Almost everything needs to be leveled, aligned, or remounted. No exaggeration. So, leveling, aligning, and remounting is what we are doing. Woot! Woot!
Here are some bits and pieces to give you an idea of where we are heading.

As I said, we are keeping the layout, but that's about it. We will be using Lyra quartz by Silestone for the counters. (Planning to purchase it tomorrow. Eeep!)  I am super excited to be rid of the dark, cheap laminate and am looking forward to pale expanses.
The cabinets will be painted. The lower ones will be the darkest color, Light Sage, while the upper ones will be the white paint chip, Designer White pkg.
We love the classic look of white subway tile so that is what we will be using as the back-splash. Currently, we have some nasty-nast porous tile for a back-splash. It doesn't clean well and frankly, it gives me the willies. I'm looking forward to ripping them out.
The pulls, sink, and faucet are all stainless. Not sure about the wall colors yet, maybe a pale, pale grey? Anything but the stupid mustard brown that is there now.

We still aren't 100% sure about the floor yet, but that's because we aren't 100% sure what we will find when we roll back the linoleum. We are thinking we will use bamboo hardwood but aren't sure about the color yet. Basically, we are trying to decide if we want it to match the color of the hardwood throughout the rest of the house or if we should go a titch paler. The flooring sample you see above it a really good match to the rest of the house but, as you can see, it's quite rich.

So all that is what we are currently planning. We'll see how much of it changes before everything is done ;)