funkykeys1's Kitchen

Our 90 percent completed kitchen

Posted by funkykeys1 (My Page) on Fri, Nov 25, 05 at 21:38

This was a DIY except for the countertops. Started August 19th and used it for the first time yesterday for the Thanksgiving feast! Yeaaaaaaaah! Still have about half of the trim to install, my wife will be painting a mural and curtains in the bay window, but it's great seeing light at the end of the tunnel!

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Congratulations on a beautiful job. Very impressive DIY project!! I love your tiles, flooring and the colors you chose. They all blend together so well. Also impressive is how comparatively quickly you were able to complete it. I'm sure your Thanksgiving meal tasted even better because it was prepared in such a beautiful kitchen.

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I had maple cabinets similar to yours in our last house and loved them for 11+ years. I think they are timeless.

Congrats on a job well done! Allison

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It is gorgeous. I agree with Beth4 that from Aug-Nov is not a lot of time. You did a great job and I love the layout and the choices you made. All this and your wife does murals too???

Please give us all the details about your cabinets and other choices. Is this your first DIY project? You should be proud of yourselves and what better way than Thanksgiving for the christening party. :-) Nothing better than having a fabulous new kitchen and knowing all the money you saved. Enjoy it.

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Thanks for all of the positive commments!
Here's additional details on the install:

Kraftmaid Piermont Cathedral in Ginger Glaze maple w/ full extension drawers (love em!) Left side of sink is the double waste pullout (Love it too!) Plywood upgrade, glad I did that. Island is also Kraftmaid. Knobs and pulls from Ebay.

3cm tropical brown granite w/ full bullnose edge.

Tile is Daltile "Passaggio", 12x12 mostly on the floor and 6x6 on wall.

Fridge, stove and microwave are Kenmore Elite.

Sink is off of Ebay from (I think ITP sinks)a real bargain at $130. Faucet and soap dispenser is Price Pfister Parisa. Faucet also off Ebay for $90.

It has been an interesting last 3 months. Mostly working on weekends and whatever time after work I could fit in. Believe me, there were many evenings I'd walk in the front door and not even want to look at the kitchen...ugh..but persistance does pay off.

For cooking, the George Foreman grille came in very handy! We also had the barbecue going with a side burner. Fridge was moved to the dining room around the corner. Not even unplugged and still had water and ice! The toughest part was using the downstairs bathroom sink for washing dishes etc....
I won't be doing one of these again any time soon! lol !

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very nice!! Looks so warm and inviting. You are so lucky to be 90%. Hopefully I'm right behind you.


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Fabulous colors and choices of materials, so love everything you proud you must be of yourselves. Congrats!!!!!!!!!!! Pictures are wonderful, thanks for sharing with your friends. Susan


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