Welcome to the brand new Gunpowder House blog!
2013 was a big year for us, and for our home. The biggest thing to come of the year was our glorious kitchen. When we closed on the house in 2009, our kitchen if you recall, was pink. Some said it was “cute”, while others had more creative terms to describe it. Here is the pink goddess in all her glory.
Once we bought a fridge, the peninsula didn’t allow for much in the way of walking room, so that was the first thing to go. We installed new butcher-block countertops and painted the cabinets green. We like to call this our interim kitchen.
Notice the lack of range hood/microwave. We lived like that for 3 years!
Once we were ready and able, we began to think about what how we would like our kitchen to look. I went on to Ikea.com to build a kitchen using their online program. Here is how it looked.
We went in Ikea to have a look around, and to see the quality of the cabinets in person. There were a couple things that bothered us about the cabinets, so we opted to go elsewhere.
We went to Lowes and Home Depot to get their takes on the kitchen, and in the end we decided to go with Lowes.
The appliances came:
The sea of boxes came:
The men demolished!
The dust settled, and there was nothing left of the old, pink kitchen.
The electric and lighting was redone. We had our contractor get rid of the old light fixture in favor of recessed lighting. As an added treat to ourselves, we had the kitchen wired for under cabinet lighting as well!
Drywall went in.
Cabinets went up.
Appliances moved in.
After a couple issues with the countertops, they finally went in, which leads us to the big reveal.
OUR NEW KITCHEN!
The animals really seem to like it in there
One more look at it, so you can see the new dining room fixture:
We are still shopping for the perfect dining room table, and hopefully we find it soon!
- Kitchen Cabinets – Kraftmaid Gentry Maple Square Full (Lowes)
- Cabinet Hardware – Style Selections Aged Bronze Pull (Lowes)
- Appliances – Frigidaire Gallery (Lowes)
- Countertops – Caesarstone London Grey
- Faucet – Delta Berkley Stainless 1-Handle Pull-Down Sink/Counter Mount Kitchen Faucet (Lowes)
- Dining Room Fixture – Design Classics 16 Inch Schoolhouse Pendant Light Bronze Finish (Amazon)
- Rug – Homegoods
- Wall Color – Benjamin Moore