December 15, 2015 Leave a comment
We have a plan!
- White subway tile with light grey grout as a backsplash, and possibly on one entire wall (still undecided)
- Drawer/cabinet pulls (similar to these from Home Depot)
- Kitchen cabinets, the Thomasville line from Home Depot in Cottage Maple White and the shaker-style doors
- Granite countertops, also from Home Depot (I forget the name, but once I put in the order then I’ll update this)
- Exalt flooring in cherry oak (luxury vinyl tile–we’re using this throughout the entire house except for the bathroom)
- MOEN Lindley pull down faucet in spot resist stainless (when we got quotes from plumbers they all recommended MOEN or Delta faucets since they work well and are easy to repair, so that limited our options a bit). The faucet won’t have the base plate shown in the picture.
The sink will be stainless steel undermount (apparently if you order your counters and cabinets from Home Depot, then they throw in an 18-gauge stainless sink for “free” so I figured why not).
Appliances will be stainless steel and I’ll do a separate post about those–I’m currently in the process of trying to find the best deal and comparing prices but the purchase will be made this week so then I’ll break it all down.
For the layout of the kitchen, this is the almost-final design:
I say that it’s the almost-final design because nothing is final until the installers from Home Depot come out to do the measurements (a $99 fee that later is credited towards the cost of the cabinets). But I’m pretty sure it will be very close to that design.
The only things that are off in the rendering are the window and the doorways. The wall with the range actually continues to the left of the range and the wall with the fridge is longer as well. Basically, the doorway in the back of this photo is the only opening on that side of the kitchen.
I used Home Depot’s in-store designer services to plan out the kitchen. The designer was great and she also filled me in on Home Depot’s regular “sales”–basically the Thomasville cabinets alternate between being on sale (15% off) and full-price every two weeks. And the granites also have a rotation for which ones are on sale. So basically you just want to make sure that you’re hitting everything when it’s on sale, and if it isn’t, then just wait two weeks and it will be.
Once we put in the order, I’ll do a cost breakdown. I’m also trying to use eBay to find the faucet and cabinet pulls since it usually has the best prices (as long as you’re patient).