(Closed) Kitchen Renovations

posted 7 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

We have all white so I really don’t have any personal experience. But I think it would be nice to have lighter cabinets with darker floors, otherwise the room would seem too dark.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We have stainless appliances and I hate them! They always look dirty and streaky no matter what I use to clean them!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

If you get the dark stuff in and you hate it would it be in your budget (I mean moneywise and timewise) to refinish the cabinets? Or maybe even painting over the stain would be an option?

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

How exciting! We are just about finished with our new kitchen. Got the counter and sink yesterday (after a 12 day wait) and I finally as of tonight can cook and use our kitchen again!!. Yay! We got very dark cabinets, with a medium-light floor and medium-light shade counter. But I agree with you that with lighter cabinets, a dark counter will be much nicer. My husband and I googled kitchen images and looked at hundreds to help us find something we liked! We also took a sample of our new cabinet that they gave us when we ordered them with us to look at flooring and counters. That helped. Have fun picking everything! 🙂

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@JoJo Bananas: I have no issue with our ss appliances. What brand are yours? are they the bare ss or coated?

I think dark floors are strange with medium cabinets. I think it only works when the cabinets are white. However DH just re-did are kitchen and we have more neutral floors and tops with our medium cabinets. Here’s pics of the remodel I put in another post

For those who did home renovations... :  wedding Kitchenreno

 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@mwitter80:  They are all GE: fridge, cooktop, oven, dishwasher.  Not sure if they are coated or not.  I didn’t buy them….

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I have just chosen colours for our kitchen as we are in the process of building.

I have chosen a grey slate tile. Silvery kickboards, white cabinets with a dark grey counter top and white splash back.

I figure if i keep all fixtures in the house neautral, I can add colour with accessories, paintings etc etc. Because they can be easily removed when i get sick of the colour. I am doing no feature walls but keeping everything white in the kichen. I figure that will brighten the room and open it up a little as the floor will be grey.

I really think tho that almost the wood should act as a feature and everything else should brighten it all up. But thats just personal taste 🙂

Would love to see pics of what you have in mind!

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I agree with a pp – if you hate it, is it in the budget to refinish the cabinets? It can be done relatively cheaply.

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