Sorry, but the green was just not our style. Or the linoleum. It seemed “charming” at our open house, along with the rest of this 1925 craftsman bungalo. However, upon moving in and starting to use the kitchen, we both had an overwhelming feeling that it had to change. After a contractor’s quote of triple our budget, we decided to forego a contractor and go directly to local importer/fabricator/retailer Granite & Marble Specialties for the floors and countertops. We choose the sink and faucet to be installed, hired a cabinet painter to paint the cabinets, and painted the walls and applied the stikwood wall ourselves. We finished off by installing a corner of open shelves and hanging fruit basket, as well as putting up a new window shade. Oh, there was some unexpected plumbing work as well, but I won’t go into that part of it.
The whole process took a little over a month, and I’m happy we took the route we did since this wasn’t a massive remodel. It made the world of a difference and I don’t miss the green one bit!
- floor: Cemento Treviso
- countertop: Calacatta Vicenza Quartz
- backsplash: Rittenhouse Square in arctic white
- sink: Blanco
- faucet: Moen
Speaking of kitchens, check out these kitchen spring cleaning tips from Main & Vine, they’ve got some really useful ones.