My Kitchen Transformation [Part 4]

Hey, it’s been awhile! Check out parts 1-3 here.

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Last time I posted, the (beautiful) flooring had just been installed. Now, my kitchen is almost completely done. All that needs to be installed now is the backsplash, dishwasher, microwave, and faucet.

This will be a super short post, because I don’t have a whole lot to say. Here’s my before shot, in case you’ve forgotten:

Ugly. So ugly.

And here’s where I’m at now:

[insert a million heart eyes emojis here]

I am obsessed. It finally looks like a real kitchen.

To get an idea of how short the original counters were, take a look at the space between the countertop and the window above the sink in both pictures. I think it’s crazy how much of a difference there is.

The fridge is also super tiny, but I’m going to wait until it needs to be replaced before I buy a new, full-size one. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. My kitchen designer made sure there was plenty of room for a standard size fridge to fit in there when I decide to upgrade.

My kitchen table and chairs came to $600 and I bought them from someone local who was selling the set on Facebook. It’s a little taller than a normal kitchen table (bar height), and I really love how it looks. It’s 4’x4′, so it’s a bit big for the room, but I’m getting used to it more and more every time I go over there.

I bought my drawer pulls on Amazon and I love them! They’re matte black and very simple. My favourite are the long ones on my wide drawers.

They come in a few different sizes, so if you decide to order some, make sure you measure to see what size you need. I ordered the 3-3/4″ handles for my skinny drawers next to the fridge, a 5″ handle for the drawer on the right side of where my stove will go, and 12-3/5″ handles for my wide drawers.

The only issue I ran into was that the screws that came with the handles didn’t actually fit, so my contractor had to go out and get other ones. Other than that, they feel really study, look pretty sharp, and I can’t complain about the price. You can find the handles here.

My cupboard knobs are from McMunn and Yates. They order them from Richelieu, and the woman working told me to check if there were any I liked better on the Richelieu website. There are tons of really pretty ones, but I loved these square, matte black ones they had in the store. They only had 10 in stock so I had to get them to order another 7, which took awhile to come in and added quite a bit of time to the entire project. I’m getting so antsy to get this kitchen finished.

Here’s a closer picture of the cupboards and drawers with their hardware:

Anyway, that’s all I have for updates on my kitchen. Let me know what you think so far in the comments below!

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