Thank you for the great response to part 1 of my home tour!! I received a lot of questions via email and instagram about my kitchen, so today here's a round-up of all you need to know about my kitchen renovation.
You pretty much have 3 choices when it comes to choosing kitchen cabinetry:
1) Ikea pre-fab particle board cabinets (usually the lowest-priced)
2) Solid wood pre-fab cabinets (mid-priced)
3) Custom wood cabinets (higher-priced)
I've used Ikea cabinets with my clients plenty of times when the budget called for it, and they can be a great option. But this time around our installer happened to have a great deal on some mid-priced, solid wood pre-fab cabinets. The quality was great, the price was right, and I loved the simple shaker style detailing. The only down side was that they only came in various brown stained finishes, none of which I liked. They weren't even available in white! But we were working with such a limited budget and doing so much else to the rest of the property that we decided to go for it, knowing we could always paint them later on.
I always love these side-by-sides ... they are just SO ultra satisfying!
Check out my posts about choosing affordable brass cabinet hardware, painting my tile backsplash, and DIYing the black and brass pendant light above the sink, and that pretty much covers my kitchen remodel from start to finish!
paint: Benjamin Moore "Eagle Rock"
countertops: Caesarstone "Oyster"
brass cabinet knobs: vintage on ebay ... explained here
brass drawer pulls: National Manufacturing window sash lift
chevron indoor/outdoor rug: Ballard Designs
cordless roman shade: ebay (with DIY added trim)
Links for the rest of the home tour:
And catch this house featrued on Domaine Home too!