We’ve lived in our house for 4 years. The starter kitchen that I thought I could deal with is now driving me insane. It feels dark and moody, not bright and refreshing. And now that we don’t have immediate plans to move, it’s time to add some custom touches to our builder grade finishes. Starting with our Kitchen.
The Banquette will be finished by our anniversary, believe you me. And along with the Banquette, our kitchen’s getting a face lift. The only reason we haven’t done this sooner? We were worried about the appeal of painted cabinets for resale. But we’ve done some research and looked at some options for moving. We could move to a bigger house with my dream kitchen, a fourth bedroom and a bigger yard, for sure. But B and I have pretty big financial goals for our future and at this point we’d rather put our extra money each month into retirement, savings and college funds. So why not just stay in this house that we LOVE for a few years longer than expected, put some cash into upgrading the things that we don’t love, and live really well within our means until our means allow us to buy a house with a big kitchen island and a 4th bedroom?
So, our “Walnut” kitchen cabs are going white. Yay. I’m adding crown moulding to the tops of the cabinets, and I’m toying with the idea of beadboarding the sides facing out and adding a subway tile backsplash. But we’ll see on that step. And for the big money portion, we’re replacing the countertops.
I’ve narrowed down my search to the eco-friendly Quartz options in a concrete gray (I’ve heard a lot about radon off-gassing from Granite lately and am just not gonna go that route). Now we’re just getting bids from the different brands before we purchase. I’m very excited about the project