Monday, February 13, 2017

Kitchen Resource List

Thanks for all the fabulous compliments about my Kitchen Remodel.  ( If you missed the "Reveal" post, you can see it here. )  I am thrilled with how it turned out.  Many of you asked for resources so I thought I would share all the details.

The original kitchen was definitely off the counter builder basic.

  So when I decided to replace a few cabinets and add a few others, I bought the stock oak off the counter cabinets at Lowes.  These matched perfectly with the ones I already had.

Raising the microwave cabinet, adding in the new cabinets and adding crown molding was all the "new" that was added to the existing kitchen..  Stock Crown Molding from Lowes.  I hired a painter to spray the cabinets Swiss Coffee and then he sealed them with Lacquer.

Appliances are all Samsung purchased at Lowes on sale.

The floors are NuCore from Floor & Decor.  They are a laminate that is 100% waterproof.  The color is Gunstock Oak.

The granite is called Kashmir White  - I love the shades of cream, white, gray and brown with just a touch of gold.  We bought it from Aracruz International in Phoenix, Az.

Cabinet Hardware is Amber Gold Steel Bar Pulls from Cool Knobs & Pulls.

Backsplash is Carrera Marble from Floor & Decor layed in a brick pattern.

Pendant lights - Bubble Glass & Brass from Amazon.

Breakfast area light - Wayfair

Saturday the very last two things that finished off the kitchen were my sliding shelves in the two new 24" base cabinets.  They came without any shelves, so I contacted Shelves That Slide here in Phoenix and they came out, measured and made custom shelves with a lifetime guarantee for these two units.

The shelves in the island hold all my mixing bowls.

The shelves beside the stove are perfect to hold all my every day use pots and pans.

My contractor is Abel - He is the same person that did my floors in my previous home.  He installed the floors in this home and also was the person that suggested the Cabinet Painters and the Granite Fabricators.  He removed the cabinets that I was replacing and reconfigured and installed the new cabinets. He is a jack of all trades and can do anything.  He also installed my backsplash. He is a prince and all of his crew are so fun to work with.  I love how they laugh and smile all day when they work.  Always prompt and totally professional.  If you live in the Phoenix area, give Abel a call if you need some work done.  602-471-1602  He is Affordable, fair and his work is top notch.

I am thrilled with how my Kitchen Makeover turned out.   I get a huge smile every time I walk in and I love working in it.  Plenty of space to spread out and comfortable for two people to cook together too.  I think my new kitchen is the jewel of the whole house.

New Kitchen Cabinets - Stock Oak from Lowes
Crown Molding - Lowes
Cabinet Color - Swiss Coffee
Appliances - Samsung from Lowes
Flooring - Floor & Decor - Nucore Gunstock Oak Laminate
Granite - Kashmir White - Aracruz International - Phx,Az.
Cabinet Hardware - Cool Knobs & Pulls
Backsplash - Carrera Marble from Floor & Decor
Pendant Lights - Amazon
Breakfast Area Light - Wayfair
Sliding Shelves - Shelves That Slide
Kitchen sink-faucet-soap dispenser - Overstock

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  1. Such a gorgeous reno Marty!! Drooling over the granite!! You must be so happy with how it all came together!

  2. Marty, I love how your kitchen turned out! Painting the oak cabinets is such a great way to update a kitchen.

  3. It was fun to follow the steps to the final renovation. Everything must have turned out the way you had pictured. You do have a good way of visualizing how a room will look. One of my favorites at your other house was your closet. xoxo

  4. I enjoyed following along as you created your custom kitchen! Great choice for flooring. My other favorites are the granite selection, and the back splash is fabulous!

  5. Marty, absolutely fabulous. I would never know that Swiss Coffee would produce such a lovely color. I love how all your colors meld yet have so much personality. "Boring" could never be said about your kitchen!

  6. It really IS a jewel of a kitchen!!! You did an AMAZING job. I really am loving the drawer pulls and cabinet knobs! My post tomorrow is featuring some new (to me) brass accents. have a beautiful day!

  7. I so love it all, Marty! Your kitchen turned out just gorgeous! Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  8. Beautiful! Absolutely stunning, Marty! Abel is worth his weight in gold. He and his crew did a fine job. I hope mine goes half as well! My quartz choice is similarly hued as your granite selection. No doubt you are a happy woman. You will love those sliders in the cabinets. We have those too (not changing them either!). Bet you're glad tha project is complete.
    Rita C at Panoply

  9. The whole kitchen looks amazing - my favorite items are the granite counter and the pendant lights - they really compliment each other! and of course - the slide out shelves in the cabinets. Now - don't you find it almost fun to clean the kitchen!!! Love it!!!

  10. The entire kitchen is gorgeous. I love the countertops and all the gorgeous detail you added in the kitchen. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party

  11. She's a beauty! You should have a wonderful time preparing meals here.

  12. The sliding shelves are a MUST as we age, in having easy access to all that we keep in our lower cabinets. Can't tell you how much we love ours. xo

  13. I love the way your kitchen turned out! It's gorgeous!

  14. Me fascina como ha quedado la cocina, en realidad toda la remodelación en tu gustaría que me dijeras que pintura usaste para las paredes...Quisiera cambiar el color en la sala y comedor de mi casa y me gustaría pintar color crema ...

  15. I adore your kitchen remodel Marty! Your new granite and backsplash are stunning.

  16. It looks so good! I wish Abel was closer to do my floors. Have a Happy Valentine's Day! May love and joy always be yours.

  17. Wow, I’m totally blown off with the awesome work you did renovating your kitchen!. From the new cabinets to the lights, everything looks phenomenal. Major props to you for putting in the hardwork and commitment in remodelling an important part of the house. God Bless You!.

  18. What a pretty kitchen Marty. Great choices and very clean. Great job Abel and crew. Enjoy your kitchen.

  19. We all know the kitchen is the heart of the home & you have shared great ideas here. I enjoyed it and found really informative. Thanks for the wonderful idea.

  20. Marty, your kitchen is gorgeous! From the lighting to the flooring you've chosen it all!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  21. LOVE! What a great job and I am definitely saving this post-our kitchen needs something. The colors and gold touches are really nice. I appreciate the chic on a budget and your documentation- do you mind revealing your wall color?

  22. Just found your blog! What a gorgeous kitchen reno!! LOVE IT. Your contractor is the best- wish I knew someone like him.