Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Updates for Kitchen Remodel

Hello friends. Long time-no chat. The hard drive on my laptop crashed.  I'm no techy and there is definitely a learning curve on my new mo-chine.  The most irritating thing is the arbitrary deleting of text.  I digress...

Good News! Remember the kitchen in my long-ago-last post?

The Seller's agreed to paint their kitchen cabinets!  My painting contractor quoted $1,900 contrasting their contractor's $5,000 bid.  We are going with BM's Ballet White.  They used that color in their master bath (and I am a Consistency Girl in a house for sale).
Benjamin Moore Ballet White

Master Bath with Ballet White

Then more good news. Check out the special above. ("Above" because I can't get the flippin' picture to move....grrr...)

The tile company is running a special on 10 styles of granite.  We went with NEW Venetian Gold.  The NEW Venetian Gold is creamier, less gold (verses 'old' Venetian Gold). It will look great with the painted cabinets. ANDdddd, our sales person threw in the Ogee edge upgrade for free! I love me some Ogee edge.
Ogee Edge-Bay City
The upgrade will really make the kitchen look cha-cha!  Details, don't ya know.

This picture ain't all that--but you get the idea for the color combo and they are keeping their Burnished Bronze hardware.

We are going with "Biscuit" subway tile for the backsplash.Biscuit is a delicate off-white that is the perfect companion to the Ballet White cabinets and New Venetian Gold granites countertops.

Here's our before again.  Won't it look great?

Can't wait to show you the reveal.
Please pray for the computer God's to smile on me.


  1. That's wonderful .....they will paint!!! All the rest falls into place perfectly.

  2. We just had our oak cabinets sprayed with a Benjamin Moore white and then my husband and I painted the sides. It's amazing what an improvement there is! We also did a combination of marble and granite. I have views of my kitchen on my blog. Sounds like you got a contractor that offered a fair bid. We had one come in with 5,000 an couldn't believe it!

  3. Oh my goodness - it's going to look amazing!! And what a steal on the countertop!!! Wish they would ship to Canada for that price.

    Good luck with the computer.

  4. How exciting....cant wait to see it! I would love to up-date my counters.... so bad!

  5. Sweet! So glad they listened to you! It's going to look awesome!

  6. Hey! How was the kitchen remodel? How does your new kitchen looks like? I wanna see it! When I had my first kitchen remodeled, I just had my cabinets painted and I changed my old appliances and bought new ones. Despite of these minor changes, the kitchen still looked impeccable and it seemed like a professional did it!

  7. Bad news on the computer and all the lost files, but good news on the home, the contractor's bid, the paint, and most importantly the kitchen! It is often overlooked how integral the kitchen is to a house and we all know a little bit of paint often goes a long way, and your place will truly look really good.

    Essie Reed @ Valley Home Improvement