Thursday, September 29, 2011

Kitchen Remodel Update

Our kitchen update is moving along smoothly and faster than we expected. We couldn't be happier with our contractor and his team. They have been ahead of schedule the entire time even with our last minute changes. I cannot wait to share the before and after images in the coming weeks. I purchased the above light fixture from Lumens which I think will fit perfectly with our updated look.
The new oak top nail wood floors match the rest of the homes 86 year old floors. This was the only part of the renovation we did not like. In fact, we spent 2 nights away at a hotel until the strong varnish odor went away. It was a dusty,loud and smelly process but a necessary to get the floors to look like they were part of the original wood floors throughout the home.
This is a sample of the soft white cabinets with a antiqued metallic gold glaze finish. However, I have since contacted the cabinetmakers to ask that the gold is rubbed out a bit more for a more realistic aged patina. Brush chrome cabinet knobs and pulls to compliment the stainless steel appliances.
Sample of the granite for the counter tops scheduled to be installed tomorrow 9/30. Although this stone is beautiful and I know we'll be happy with it, it was not our first choice. We really wanted Carrara marble but it was more expensive and our friends and some neighbors aware that we are heavy(and sloppy)red wine lovers thought it would be a messy marriage. We thought this white stone was a good compromise. I just hope I don't kick myself when I see or visit a home with my dream marble.
A sample of the glossy white subway tiles with accent rope for the backsplash which is scheduled for installation this Saturday and possibly Sunday.
I found and purchased this ceramic high relief online from Anderson Ceramics located in Round Rock, Texas. The artist/owner Neal was very nice and accommodating to my last minute request in getting the piece to me in a week. This will be the backsplash over the cooktop.
This wallpaper(Pattern#:SS21303 ) is from the Cottage English collection by Sandpiper Studios. Because of the small size of the kitchen, there isn't a lot of visible wall space which is why I thought a large pattern would compliment the kitchen beautifully. No one in our circle of friends and family share our love for wallpaper. They consider it either too over the top or something grandma would appreciate. We're hoping to prove them wrong.
This wallpaper, also from the same Cottage English collection will be the background for the glass door cabinets below.

Please continue to stay tuned and visit me again for the final reveal.


The enchanted home said...

Wow all of your elements are SPECTACULAR!! I cannot wait to see it all come together..truly beautiful.

Anonymous said...

How exciting!!! I love your choice of wallpaper. I think the granite will make you very happy, it is a lot more user friendly. What about the curtains you just ordered. Please post a picture. I am sure they look fab in your gorgeous home. More pictures..... Please!!

Janie's World said...

OOOh, everything looks wonderful. I love the knobs and the wallpaper. Wallpaper has always been a favorite of mine, it's just so hard to take off when you want a change. I can't wait to see everything come together.

The Nelke's said...

Julio, Hi,Wow this is going to look amazing, I love all your sample choices! Hope you folks have been well , especially that little American! I hope to get back to blogging more often, been so busy this Summer and Fall so far. We just redid our living and dining room ceilings, what a job but so worth it, looks much better! I have my ceiling medalion up for our pretty chandelier now too. Will look forward to the end results on your kitchen, going to be fab!
Hugs , Linda

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Linda Queen said...

Ooops, that last post from me, Linda Queen at Royal Touch. But I am using the kids laptop while Landon is down for his nap (Gamma duty today). So I guess it sent me as their address.

Aleya Bamdad said...

I'm loving the wallpaper and the marble. Cant wait to see the finished product.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Julio, Your kitchen is going to be over the top gorgeous. I love all the choices you've made so far, I cannot wait to see them all together.. looking forward to the reveal, please high tail it over here, send me an email, shoot up smoke signals.. I don't want to miss the reveal. hugs ~lynne~

Anonymous said...

I have no shame!!! I just copied your lanterns from Lumens, they should be arriving today, Yeay!!! Thank you for the source info. You are wonderful!