Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Day 4 kitchen remodel Cooktop is in!

So we have our drop in glass cooktop. Now my plumber/tile guy/husband will have to get busy and put things together.
The Venetian Gold granite seems to be the granite that is popular right now and the tumbled, natural stone white backsplash is the choice to tile.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

kitchen remodel day 3

Well the granite was installed pretty smoothly. We are waiting for the cooktop to come in at Sears and should be picking it up this afternoon.

I will stand on my soap box for a minute. Sears customer focus is pretty bad. I have tried to call numerous times and the answering machine sucks, quite frankly. "Which department please" says anonymous fake friendly woman, "appliances" says dazed and confused customer who only wants to know if her cooktop is in. The machine on the other end totally misunderstands and then HANGS UP ON ME! What a joke. Luckily the sales rep gave me her card with her cell phone number on it in preparation for just such an encounter. Is it my fault I lost it? A trip to Sears it is and hopefully our cooktop will be installed.

My DH informs me the cooktop might not fit. So this picture might be different in the end, but, this is what we've ordered.

The next big decision is the backsplash. I really like the rustic natural stone look and I think I prefer these rectangle tiles. The big choice is white or gold? The creative part is above the stove of which there are many choices-I found a rooster, but, then, for resale, maybe just and interesting white on white manipulation of tiles.
Putting tiles together is like making a quilt, you might fall in love with fabrics in the store, but until you sew them together you really don't know how the colors and visual textures will work together. Notice how the gold tiles really pull the gold tones out of the granite and the white does the same with the white. How Fun! I should have been an interior designer.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Day 2 Kitchen Remodel 2010

The granite is coming tomorrow so my DH has been hard at work removing the old 1980's white formica. It's quite a money saver being married to a Jack of all trades.

After we get the counter top and bar on then we need to work on the back splash and redo the cabinet doors.


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