Friday, September 09, 2005

rima_wa's Kitchen

Rima_WA's Kitchen

Posted by: Rima_WA (My Page) on Thu, Oct 2, 03 at 19:09
Great idea, Weed. Adding my kitchen pix in. Will cut & paste the text from my original
Finally, I am posting photos of my kitchen remodel. It is pretty much done except for
knobs, putting the baseboards back on, backsplash, and touching up the paint that
was scuffed when the cabinets went in. The doors for the cabinet over the frig came
in in the wrong size, so we are still waiting for those. Also, we plan to get new windows
sometime in the future, but not anytime soon.
We started planning for this remodel in August of 2002, started demolition Memorial
Day weekend of 2003. The contractors came mid June and left around August 1.
Since then it has been a flurry of houseguests and vacation, and generally not thinking
about the kitchen for a little while.
Work DH did:
All demolition (except floor removal – we had a contractor do that)
New subfloor
Installed cork floor
We also took care of getting our own granite, floor and appliances.
We estimate that the stuff we did on our own saved us more than 10K. We were lucky
to have contractors who had no problem with splitting the responsibilities.
Info about what we got:
Floor – Duro cork in "Edipo" (we designed our own pattern)
Counters – Arctic Rainbow granite (Pental/Priceless Granite)
Cabinets – Neff "Mainau Tree" finish (Seattle Kitchen Designs)
DW – Miele
Sink – Kindred Big Single Bowl
Faucet – Grohe
Disposal - Hydromaid
Cooktop – Wolf
Ovens - Wolf
Hood – Miele
Table & Chairs – Ikea
Pendant Lights – Tek lighting
Rug - Ikea
I mention Priceless Granite and Seattle Kitchen Designs because they did a fabulous job – Priceless was so accommodating and the install is beautiful – they really gave some thought to where the seams should go and making the most of the slabs we bought. SKD also GCed our project and they were great to work with too – coordinated plumbing, electrical, cabinet and appliance install.
Knobs – I am still in “knob hell” and can’t decide what to get, thus the blue painter’s tape on the cabinets
Backsplash – will be a blue opalescent glass tile, applied only behind the cooktop. It picks up the various blue shades in the granite perfectly. I plan to put it in next year sometime, doing it myself. Picture of it with the granite in the link.
Still looking for little extras like new dish drainer, canisters and stuff like that.
Thank you everyone for your help and input on this – so much of what we ended up with I learned about on this forum! You all made it so much easier and better.
Here is a link that might be useful: Rima & Andy's Kitchen


DAG1839 said...

Hi Rima,
We will be starting to remodeling our kitchen. We really like the contemporary style of Neff cabinets. Would like some info on these cabinets.