Kitchen Update

Something’s gotta give, when a project goes over budget.  When the kitchen was updated about 15 months ago, I decided I could live with the cabinet hardware a little bit longer. Lately, I noticed how much the finish has worn off the old pulls, and got busy looking for replacements.  I found the new hardware at Lowe’s.

 

Old Hardware

 

Let’s back up a second, to see the before photo of the kitchen. These are the same cabinets but they look very different with the previous reddish gray tile back-splash, charcoal corian counter and hammered finished hardware.

 

Kitchen before update

 

Travertine Tile

 

Replacing the counter top with granite had the biggest impact to the kitchen, however believe it or not my favorite features turned out to be the travertine back-splash and granite composite sink.  The wall oven and microwave were also updated, so you can imagine how quickly the cost added up.

Island

 

Silver spoon worn with use

 

Ready for Dinner

 

The current colors are much warmer making the kitchen more inviting. I love standing in my kitchen with a cup of tea or glass of wine, admiring the space. You might think spending time in the kitchen means I’m cooking more, but I never seem to have enough time to cook all the things I envision.

 

Granite composite sink

 

Favorite Tea Mug

 

This is the point in the post where I have to laugh at myself, for my previous attempts at installing the old drawer handles.  Apparently my measurements were off but the hardware covered up the holes. I completely forgot my mistakes until I removed the old handles.  This is typical of my projects, but what’s insane, I did this not on one but on three of the drawers. Luckily the new handles, I already purchased cover up the holes…mostly.

 

Learning how to measure

 

Repair drawer

 

New Hardware

 

Hardware for cabinets

 

The new hardware has a subtle bronze finish and an understated design I’m very fond of. Now I pronounce the kitchen is complete… until the next project comes along.

Cheers!

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