And…it’s a wrap!

Well, not really.  The tile guy is coming back tomorrow to grout, but I’m tired of waiting to put pictures up.  Other than the grout and painting the ceiling, our Kitchen Remodel 2010 is complete.  It came in at just over $16,000.  Yikes!  I think this is a pretty decent price, though.  We wanted to spend conservatively, but we were also replacing everything so costs add up…Cabinets, hardware, sink, faucet, four major appliances, countertops, tile and, of course, labor.  We “saved” a bit on two things: (1) Home Depot ended up picking up the costs of the quartz backsplash since they called me difficult in an email and botched the edge of the countertop (savings of almost $300) and (2) Home Depot called us one day to pay off the balance remaining on the job (10% — that’s right, they make you put 90% BEFORE anything even starts) and said that if we paid it off that day, they’d knock $270 some off the price.  Something about monthly quotas or bills and us spending a lot of money there or something.  I didn’t understand anything but that I would be allowed to pay less than I thought.  So that I did.

Before kitchen

Before kitchen

New kitchen

New kitchen

I think it looks pretty good.  My favorite parts, aside from the dishwasher, are the subway tile backsplash, the gray quartz countertops and the sleek undermount sink.  I think the hardware on the cabinets is great and, for the most part, I really like the cabinets.  We have so much more room than we had before even though we added a dishwasher, a bigger fridge and a built-in microwave.  This is for two reasons: (1) we took the cabinets all the way to the ceiling, which I absolutely love — more hidden storage and no more nasty dust and grease in that space and (2) the cabinets make more sense — the lower ones have slide out drawers, which is just a better use of the space. 
More new kitchen

More new kitchen

I apologize for the bluriness of the pictures.  Also, we normally have some things on the counter (I picked up a super cute colorful-dot tote at Target last weekend that we’re using for onions and garlic) and it isn’t so boring, but everything’s off for the tile.  And I’m going to put some art on the back wall.  I have the frames but need to pick some pics.
My love, my tile

My love, my tile

Sink

Sink

8 Responses to “And…it’s a wrap!”


  1. 1 Kristin April 1, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Ahhhhhhhhh!!!!! I love, love, love it. Color of the cabinets + white of tile + grey = fabulousness. Congratulations!

  2. 2 Kateandgracie April 1, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    Thanks, Fee! I really wish you could see it in person. It looks much better than on camera.

  3. 3 Kristin April 1, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    Wellll, we need to talk about that actually. Family wedding in Chicago in July! Mom, Dad and Tara are gung ho to go, so I may be headed your way!

  4. 4 gracieandkate April 1, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Omgomgomgomgomgomg

  5. 5 Sara April 2, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Kate, it’s so PRETTY!! And it’s going to be even more gorgeous when you get your tote/pics in there – I love splashes of color! So cool. So jealous.

    And also, you have the BEST seasonal puppy pictures – yet another great picture of Gracie at the top of the blog to match this weather – love the composition, love the crocus.

  6. 6 gracieandkate April 2, 2010 at 9:17 am

    Sara, that’s so nice of you! Thanks so much. I really appreciate it. Tile guy is here now grouting so I’m hopeful we can have a pic of truly done kitchen soon.

  7. 7 Stephanie April 15, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Love love love it. I think the tile looks awesome and that’s a great price for a total gut kitchen redo. Congrats!


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