Tuesday, 6 May 2014

The Kitchen Reno - D Day 2nd Week September 2014

AHHHHHHHHH freaking out. My leave has been approved for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th week of September to get this old, broken kitchen out and put this new bitchin kitchen in! All by ourselves (well.......hopefully with a little help from our lovely friends and family and a great electrician).

You might be thinking, Gee Jess that sounds easily doable, why three weeks off? 

In true CaseyPedersen form, it is not simply a kitchen swap - oh no....we will also be pulling up the multitude of floor surfaces (read: horrible yellow laminate, black lino over white tiles in random places, and manky carpet) and installing our new flooring throughout the ENTIRE house; which will this be this beauty:

Quick-Step Classic Midnight Oak Brown

Yeah. We're insane. But we like it.

As for kitchen design, we are finalising our IKEA 3D build and making a few adjustments here and there (an undermount sink? YES PLEASE) so I should have a screenshot of that soon for you all.

We have chosen the gloss white ABSTRAKT cupboards with a Laminex Freestyle benchtop (including waterfall edge on the island) in Smooth Concrete. Pretty much the exact kitchen look below (down to the handles) but with an integrates dishwasher & different backsplash (we'll get to that in a minute)


As for the backsplash we are on the hunt for some 51mm white hexagonal tiles with white grout, ala:

hexagonal backsplash.....Portico Design Group ..,kitchen.... modern kitchen cabinets,gooseneck faucet, undermount sink, white countertop, pull tab hardware, white hexagonal backsplash tile, honeycomb tiles

But what about lighting, I hear you ask. This one is a difficult choice. Tim is what I like to refer to as a BIG FAT SNOB. He is headoverheels for $400 concrete pendants (each!!) from The Block below; whereas I am of the mind that it is ridiculous to spend $1200 on 3 lights to hang over a bench (no matter how pretty and delicious they are). So I guess we will see how much room we have in the budget once we have some items locked in and go from there.

 Honeycomb Pendants

Speaking of budget, we're hoping to pull this whole reno in under $15k including appliances - some of which we have already begun collecting. We scored a $3k 70cm Westinghouse induction touch Cooktop on GraysOnline for about $270 and a discontinued hidden Rangehood from Ikea (still in box) for $74 (85% off!!!!!!).

Next up is an oven and fridge as we know we are buying a Microwave Oven and the integrated Dishwasher from Ikea. But promise me you won't mention fridge size around Tim; he thinks we need one big enough to feed a small family of 30.....

Until next time xox

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