Friday, August 17, 2007

Seriously, that fridge has an attitude problem

Work on my kitchen is set to start Monday. Yay!

Here are some pictures of what it looks like now and a picture that was the inspiration for my new kitchen style.

The inspiration picture is just that: inspiration. It is driving color choices and basic design, but the final product will be a little different.
I do think that the overall style will fit nicely with the rest of the house, which has sort of a modern, cottage feel to it.
The remodel will give me more cabinet space and more countertop. I will get rid of all that tile. I just hate cleaning so much grout.
My initial choice to go with white cabinets (only one new bank of cabinets opposite the window will have glass doors) is a charcoal gray granite countertop, stainless sink and stainless appliances.

I still have to choose flooring and backsplash tile. I am leaning toward a slate floor in a bluish-gray tone and glass tiles in blues and grays and greens.

I am thinking I may be brave enough to try and tile it myself. I know it is work, but I can save money and learn a new skill in the process.

And if I screw it up too badly, I can always call in a professional.

So anyway, the cabinet company called today to schedule delivery for Monday afternoon.

The remodel people are scheduled to be here Monday morning.

Now I need to clean out the stuff I want to keep, which basically includes dishes, pans, food, fridge and that case of beer I just got yesterday at Costco.

I think I will leave that until Sunday as late as possible. I don't want to be inconvenienced any sooner than is necessary.

The new appliances are here. They have been here for a few weeks now, sitting there making me all antsy every time I walk past. Like they are mocking me with all their stainless steel beauty and newness. Just sitting there wrapped in plastic and cardboard wanting to be used, but not yet having a home.

I think the fridge is the ringleader.


Tammie Jean said...

I love your inspiration photo - the colors are perfect! Good luck with your remodel :)

Jill said...

Yeah, I was not sure about the blue because I have that color in a spare bedroom.
But I love it. And I think with some grays and greens mixed in, it will work but not be too matchy-matchy.

Sona said...

Oh, I so want to remodel my kitchen. Take lots of pics so I can live through you. I like the slate idea!

Jill said...

Moer pics will be coming later today.
Unfortunately they are pics of the UGLY part of the process: demolition.
That is also the scary part for me.