It took 3 years, we are now done. It is all paid for, we paid cash as we went, that's why it took 3 years.
8' x 12' addition, moved everything, washer & dryer out of the basement, new dining room window. Also put new windows in the whole house, new walls & ceilings in the dining room & living room. New siding on the house.
Next happening starts in the spring of 2007, addition to living room & master bedroom, 4 seasons porch/office, & an old-fashioned open porch with posts & railings & gingerbread trim.
Very nice! Love that area behind the corner kitchen sink. Also love the cabinets. Would love to paint mine white but they are still in okay condition as is. We had cabinets between our kitchen and dining room and had thought about putting in glass doors but hubby didn't want to go that route so we removed the cabinets all together really opened things up. Great job. Also love the color of the outside of the house, looks so homey!
considering replacing countertops with corian, due to the cost factor.
Also wondering about the best type of sink. The integrated corian sink sounds nice. Anyone had one for a few years that still looks good?
Hi there...we are in the process of re-doing our kitchen. We built the house 12 years ago, and are replacing formica with granite, and painting cabinets a cream color. My question is..I need to replace the cooktop and dishwasher, but can wait a bit on the fridge, and microwave is new. All are black, and it would be much cheaper to just replace what is necessary, and stay with black. Will black be OK with light painted cabinets? I like stainless, but really don't want to spend so much money on appliances right now. Suggestions?
My thought would be that off-white or stainless appliances would look better with the light colored cabinets, but that's my personal taste. In your case, I'd think about what look you want in the long term--if you think you'll like the black appliances then by all means get the new ones in black. But if you'd really prefer light colored or stainless appliances and you think you can afford to replace the rest of your current appliances in a few years, then I'd get the color you want and either put up with mismatched appliances for a while, or get the replacement panels or paint the others to match.
Have a stainless steel sink and the original white dishwasher; the formica strip along the front edge of the counter has fallen off; have not tried to put it back on because I don't know what kind of glue to use.
Now when I decided I wanted an island . . . thought a little wood would be nice. The counter top matches the other counters. off to the left I have another table that is wood but has a stainless steel
top on it . . . where I keep my commercial meat slicer.
So I have a mix of about everything you can imagine . . . it's probably not kosher but it doesn't bother ME!