Friday, May 28, 2010

The Kitchen Remodel was a Piece of Cake

Thanks to my friend Allison Barnes for the post!
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When it was time to remodel our kitchen, we almost didn't do it because of all the horror stories we had heard. I finally told my husband we were doing it no matter what. We did a lot of the demo work ourselves. We took off the old counter tops and removed all the appliances and cabinets. My husband has plumbing and electrical experience, so we saved money with him doing a lot of the work. Once the demo was done we did have to call in the pros, and ended up getting a whole kitchen remodel from Sears.
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The cabinets did a wonderful job, and it didn't take long at all. They said it went fast because we had done the hard part. We chose very simple cabinets; they call it the Amish style. There were very reasonably priced, which meant we were able to splurge a little on the counter tops. We didn't get granite like my husband wanted. I won the argument and we had quartz counter tops installed.
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From the day we did the demo, until the day the project was completed, was exactly 6 weeks. The contractors we used said it would have taken about 8 weeks if they had to do all the demo and electrical work themselves. Doing some of the work yourself does pay off! It did in our case. We lover our new kitchen, and we are glad we did the remodel.

7 comments:

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Yes, it's wonderful to have your kitchen remodeled to your heart's content. Nothing beats a new cozy place to cook your favorite food. Thanks for your post. God bless you always.

Toknowhim said...

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Susan said...

Your new kitchen looks wonderful. I just did mine too in dark brown cabinets and white flecked counter tops. It feels so good to have a nice workspace in the kitchen. It is really the hearth and hub of the home!

Leslie said...

Wow! You guys did good. I LOVE those counter tops. The back splash looks excellent too

Nessa said...

Hi Grace!

I can't wait to have my own dream kitchen ... :)

Thanks for dropping by my blog ya. Have a pleasant day.

Dori said...

You have such a lovely kitchen :)

Campbell Jane said...

It's beautiful. I'd love to cook something up in there! I'm one of those people with a horror story :)I love your choices.