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My Kitchen Re-Do! Nina is Back in the Kitchen

Week 7

Roasted Cabbage & Beef Roast is Our First Dinner in the New Kitchen

Roasted Cabbage & Beef Roast is Our First Dinner in the New Kitchen

Roast Beef in the GE Advantium 120 Oven

Roast Beef in the GE Advantium 120 Oven

Bottom Round Beef Roast Studded with Garlic Cloves

Bottom Round Beef Roast Studded with Garlic Cloves

GE Advantium 120 Oven

GE Advantium 120 Oven

Love the GE Advantium 120 Oven! We roasted a beef roast and also roasted cabbage wedges. The oven is quick to preheat, browns the food nicely & cooks in less time using the convection oven. Microwaving to reheat food is easy too. Switch the cooking trays and voila! It is interesting to have a metal lined microwave oven. Reading the Owners Manual is essential. This is not your typical microwave and oven.

Top Knobs Pulls in Venetian Bronze

Top Knobs Pulls in Venetian Bronze

Pantry with Pulls

Pantry with Pulls

Frig with Top Knob Pulls

Frig with Top Knob Pulls

Crystal Knobs in Venetian Bronze too!

Crystal Knobs in Venetian Bronze too!

Yes, that is snow out there

Yes, that is snow out there

 

The beautiful hardware from Top Knobs is in. There’s even matching pulls in larger sizes for the pantry & frig. The cherry panels are on the frig too. It’s a Kitchen Aid that is called “panel ready”. It is actually black. Owens Cabinet made the panels and installed them.

Florida Tile in Silverscreen with Light Gray Grout

Florida Tile in Silverscreen with Light Gray Grout

Rugs from Target

Rugs from Target

Loving the porcelain floor and Twister is cozy in his matching gray bed too. I found the best matching area rugs at Target: Threshold in Grey Trellis pattern.

My Kitchen Re-Do! Barn Doors & Advantium Oven

Week 6: Friday

The frig was delivered midweek and today the rest of the appliances came and are in the garage waiting for installation. All except the GE Advantium Oven which is now in place ready to go!  I bought this space saving oven rather then a double oven and microwave unit. The Advantium can switch it’s function from a standard oven, a convection oven, a warming oven and a microwave oven. It is sturdy and sleek and takes it’s spot as a built in unit. Our friends in Barcelona have a similar type oven.

Built In GE Advantium 120 Oven

Built In GE Advantium 120 Oven

It's a Fancy Microwave/Convection Oven!

It’s a Fancy Microwave/Convection Oven!

Stainless Interior!

Stainless Interior!

The barn doors were installed Friday. They are awesome and add a lot more fun to laundry day! We replaced the old bi-fold doors which were always falling off their track, with two new six panel pine doors. Bridget Owens recommended the barn doors sliding concept. I found a HUGE variety of barn door photos at Houzz.com. Most were by RusticaHardware.com so I ordered from them, out of Utah. They offer all kinds of options. You can also order different types of stunning barn doors from them. After staining, the doors were hung with the new hardware. The rollers at the top are a very smooth black nylon. They glide seamlessly. My hangers are an arrow shape, but there are others to choose from.  The floor guides are a wall mount adjustable double roller guide. Even though the doors hang from the top, the floor guides help keep the doors in place. The pulls are 8 inch Santa Fe style. Love love love it!

 

Old Style Bi-Fold Doors

Old Style Bi-Fold Doors

Bi-Fold Doors Removed from Laundry Closet

Bi-Fold Doors Removed from Laundry Closet

Barn Doors in Place

Barn Doors in Place

Barn Doors Opened

Barn Doors Opened

Hardware Close Up

Hardware Close Up

Arrow Hanger in Flat Black with Nylon Black Wheel

Arrow Hanger in Flat Black with Nylon Black Wheel

Wall Mount Adjustable Double Roller Guide

Wall Mount Adjustable Double Roller Guide

As week 7 approaches, we wait another two weeks for the quartz countertops which were measured this past Monday. During this time, the cabinet hardware and frig and dishwasher panels will be put into place and the remaining appliances will be connected! This weekend I began moving our kitchen belongings into the new space. It’s beginning to feel like home 🙂