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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Kitchen Reno Stage 3: Sink + Cabinet Panels, Doors, & Hardware

It's almost done.  It's been such a slow process but we're nearing the finish line.  In the last post we only had our boxes, counter tops, appliances, and our wine rack installed.  Even though it was a big improvement, it still looked dreadful and more importantly, it wasn't usable.  So I was still washing dishes in the bathroom sink and we were on our seventeenth rotisserie chicken. Luckily this stage didn't last too long.     


So needless to say I'm very thankful that we now have cabinet doors and a working sink!!


Our cabinet boxes are the IKEA SEKTION system in white but we bought the doors, drawer fronts, hardware and panels from a company called Semihandmade.  They make custom fronts specifically for IKEA cabinets, including bathroom cabinets.  They have gorgeous colors and styles to chose from including a raw wood choice that is paintable.  We chose their clay color in the slab style for our base cabinets, which is a beautiful gray-green color.  We only have upper cabinets above the refrigerator and we went with white for those.  The hardware is a combination of Lewis Dolin pulls and bars in brushed brass.  They might be, by far, my favorite part of the kitchen!  
  

We also finished sheet rocking and painting the back wall.  The color that we went with for the dining room, living room, and this one wall in the kitchen is polar bear by Behr.  The other walls in the kitchen will be tiled.  The tile will be going up this weekend since we finally agreed on a pattern.  
I'll be sharing more on that over on Instagram (@bklishia) and Snapchat (lady_lishia) this week!
For more storage space, we will add two open shelves to either side of the kitchen window.  Can't wait until there up and I can share pictures!  
  

 Another project that we are in the middle of right now is switching (no pun intended) out all the receptacles and light switches to be more updated, a little less "gold plated" and a lot more child-proof.  


Thanks for reading along and keeping up with our progress!


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