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My Kitchen Re-Do! Cabinets Are Here!

Week 5

Owens Cabinet based in Midland Michigan is a family business. They built our new cabinets and are excellent craftsmen. Bridget Owens is our kitchen designer and we think the world of her!

This week our cherry cabinets were installed. They are a clear cherry without stain which will darken with time. Since our house is a traditional style, we chose the raised panel style.The crowned molding was installed at the pantry so far and is gorgeous! The color and finish of all the cabinetry is exquisite! We are so happy and pleased.

The hardware/jewelry is from Top Knobs. I love them! Tuscan bronze with crystals from the Chareau Collection

Our countertops will be measured Monday and will take 2 weeks to process. They are a man-made quartz by LG Hausys called Rococo. I am going for the Carrara marble look.

I wanted the powder room to be unique and interesting. Up in Petoskey, Michigan at Lake Street Design Studio we found a mirrored gothic style wood chest that fits perfectly. We also discovered there an ornate metal mirror that is a cool curvy old world match to the chest. For a splash of color we are adding a small blue glass vessel sink. The faucet will be a Venetian Bronze wall mount called Trinsic by Delta. We’ll add a backsplash made of ceramic with a Carrara marble look.

Next week the phase 2 of our two-tone kitchen cabinets will be installed. White-grey painted.

Owens Cabinet is here!

Owens Cabinet is here!

Island with frig cabinet in back. Lower cabinets installed below window

Island with frig cabinet in back. Lower cabinets installed below window

Counter height desk area with pantry to right

Counter height desk area with pantry to right

Pantry with soft close pull out drawers

Pantry with soft close pull out drawers

Lots of drawers! Notice the pretty crown molding.

Lots of drawers! Notice the pretty crown molding.

Cubby ready for GE Advantium Microwave/Convection Oven/Warming Oven. Corner lower cabinet saves floor space

Cubby ready for GE Advantium Microwave/Convection Oven/Warming Oven. Corner lower cabinet saves floor space

Corner cabinet swings open from middle

Corner cabinet swings open from middle

Island with gas range opening at left back. Sink below window and dishwasher to right of sink

Island with gas range opening at left back. Sink below window and dishwasher to right of sink

Powder Room floor with finished floor and grout. Florida Tile in Silverscreen and light grey grout

Powder Room floor with finished floor and grout. Florida Tile in Silverscreen and light grey grout

Mirrored wood chest with glass vessel sink

Mirrored wood chest with glass vessel sink

Metal mirror with backsplash tile sample. Thank you Terry and TJ.

Metal mirror with backsplash tile sample. Thank you Terry and TJ.

LG Hausys quartz in Rococo for the kitchen.

LG Hausys quartz in Rococo for the kitchen.

Jewelry! Top Knobs pull and crystal emerald knob from the Chareau Collection

Jewelry! Top Knobs pull and crystal emerald knob from the Chareau Collection

Your suggestions and comments are welcome! Thank you for your interest 🙂

 

 

My Kitchen Re-Do! Porcelain Tile Floors

Week 4

This week Griggs Building & Design is installing the gray Florida Tile. The color is Silverscreen. I chose 12×12 tiles that are slightly beveled and shiny because they have an old world marble look. The newer styles are the larger 20×20 inch squares or rectangles, but my open floor space is not that large, so I thought the smaller tiles would make a more noticeable pattern.

I had been contemplating the grout color until the last minute. When I saw this tile installed at the beautiful showroom of Beaver Tile & Stone outside of Grand Rapids in Wyoming MI, the grout used was Oyster Gray. My problem was the installers use a different brand of grout, with different names. Also interesting is that the color of yellow fall leaves reflect through the kitchen window onto the tiles, sometimes giving them a beige cast 😦  I’m sure the color changes will continue as the cabinetry is added and the LED light bulbs are installed.

Installing a tile floor takes a sharp eye for keeping the lines straight, plus artistry, strength and flexibility. Thank you Terry!

The kitchen walls are painted with Sherwin Williams Repose Gray 7015.

Florida Tile - Silverscreen 12x12

Florida Tile – Silverscreen 12×12

Tiles with 1/4 inch spacers. Sherwin Williams Repose Gray painted on the kitchen walls.

Tiles with 1/4 inch spacers. Sherwin Williams Repose Gray painted on the kitchen walls.

Terry laying the tiles over the cement board, cementing each tile in place.

Terry laying the tiles over the cement board, cementing each tile in place.