I outlined all of our choices for the rental’s kitchen here and now it’s fun to see the room really come to fruition. We have the template for the granite tomorrow so everything had to be set up for that. We wanted a different configuration for the kitchen than was originally there and it wouldn’t work with the existing cabinet layout. I made a little floor plan in Word with text boxes to send to the granite company. It’s obviously not to scale (I was rushing. Big time.)
Remember the first floor kitchen of the rental (click here to see the whole house tour)?
The cabinets are pretty neat looking from a distance but were not that great close up. We also knew that we wanted those cabinets to match with the sink cabinet and since the sink cabinet was atrocious it had to go.
This is a very much in process photo… Drew, Elle and I were at Home Depot by 7:30 this morning picking up a faucet for the sink since we didn’t know if the granite people were going to come first thing this morning or tomorrow… we had totally forgotten to purchase that and they need the faucet to make the granite template.
Our vision is to keep the shelving idea but rework it a little bit… We love the molding on the very top and AJ doesn’t want to take it down because that’ll mean we need to redo some dropped ceiling (ick for dropped ceilings). Each of the shelving boards, from the pre-existing wall shelves, were, needless to say, disgusting and covered in 70s contact paper. Soon you’ll see the boards completely replaced.
Here is the before of the other side of the room.
And an in process photo for over there… WE ARE NOT KEEPING A WHITE DISHWASHER… it is a placeholder for the stainless one which is being kept safe in the box and will be slid in after the template (they are the same height as each other).
You’ll notice that I ripped off the linoleum backsplash above the sink. This morning I purchased the very same faux tin tiles we used for our own backsplash to cover these glue marks. They will tie in nicely with the stainless appliances.
How could I forget the floor that AJ worked tirelessly to install before he put the cabinets in!?! He found Pergo that was cheaper at Home Depot than the sheet vinyl flooring we intended to us and used it in other rooms of the house. It’s amazing how much cleaner the house feels with the kitchen looking like this now… I can’t wait to update you on the backsplash and the shelving in here but first I need your help…
QUESTION FOR YOU, BLOG READERS (comment here or on the Facebook post):
We will most likely paint the molding at the top of the shelves white to give it a crown molding feel and to match the trim in the room OR we will paint it the wall color… with renters moving in on July 1 we don’t have time to sand down the entire piece and stain it to match the cabinets. I’m wondering what you think would look best on the shelves…
Should we paint the shelves to match the trim in the room white OR should we find the closest stain we can to the cabinets and stain the new shelves? What would you do?
To see the whole house click here.
Cabinets: Home Depot Express Order Shaker Java cabinets
Appliances: Lowe’s. Fridge (Frigidaire 18.2 cu ft Top-Freezer Refrigerator). Range (Whirlpool 30-in Smooth Surface Freestanding 4-Element 4.8 cu ft). Dishwasher (Frigidaire Gallery 2465 Series 24-in Built-In Dishwasher with Hard Food Disposal)
Flooring: TrafficMaster from Home Depot in Glenmont Oak
Soon to be Granite: Excel Marble and Granite out of Malden, MA