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Basil
08-23-2014, 05:42 PM
Well, except for a little trimming out around the edges.

This is what the crapola kitchen looked like before! Mineral stained stainless steel sink. White formica countertops, and el-cheapo fake whitewashed oak cabinets, linoleum flooring.

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Now, I'm sure there are lots a much nicer kitchens in the world, and this isn't going to make into Better Homes and Gardens, but compared to the low-rent crapola we've had for the past 15 years, this is definitely a step in the right direction.

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I love this sink! It's a Kohler Langlade "Smart Divide" undermount cast iron sink. This is probably my favorite part of the new kitchen. (I did the install and plumbing myself).

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JPSmit
08-23-2014, 05:54 PM
Looks great boss! And, it really is the details (like the sink) that make it pop! Enjoy.

NutmegCT
08-23-2014, 05:55 PM
That looks *great*! Congratulations - what an improvement over the 1970s K-Mart Flashing Blue Light Special you had before. Who did the design and color choice, etc.?

PS - you're missing two cats ...

Basil
08-23-2014, 06:01 PM
Who did the design and color choice, etc.?

PS - you're missing two cats ...

That would be me. My wife let me design it as a 39th anniversary gift! She did help pick out the door handles though! At first, when I showed her the color of the cabinets, she wasn't sure she would like it, but once she saw it all installed with the countertops, she's very happy (which for my sake is a very good thing).

Basil
08-23-2014, 06:06 PM
Looks great boss! And, it really is the details (like the sink) that make it pop! Enjoy.


Picking the sink was the hardest part!

Boink
08-23-2014, 11:36 PM
Worth the wait!!!

catfood
08-24-2014, 09:44 AM
Got a dishwasher? Very handy for cleaning those grubby carbs!

And I see you have a well lit table for the engine rebuilds.

Enjoy!

Basil
08-24-2014, 09:57 AM
Got a dishwasher? Very handy for cleaning those grubby carbs!

And I see you have a well lit table for the engine rebuilds.

Enjoy!

Once upon a time, in a different house, I actually did rebuild an engine in the kitchen! Wife wasn't happy. It won't happen again.

Bayless
08-24-2014, 10:05 AM
Woo hoo, looking good. Are the counter tops granite or quartz?

DNK
08-24-2014, 10:12 AM
Have to be quartz (my guess by the pics)

Basil
08-24-2014, 10:15 AM
Woo hoo, looking good. Are the counter tops granite or quartz?

They are 3/4-inch quartz. For as small as our kitchen is, I felt granite would be too thick.

sail
08-24-2014, 11:06 AM
Your color combinations inspire me. We had a new countertop installed a couple months ago, huge improvement from the one I made. Haven't decided on a backsplash and paint, maybe I'll go for something other than basic safe off white.
I'm sure it's nice to be moved back in.

DrEntropy
08-24-2014, 11:56 AM
Looks great, Basil. Nice fit to the sink.

DNK
08-24-2014, 01:04 PM
Love the cabinet color boss

Basil
08-24-2014, 04:28 PM
Love the cabinet color boss


Thanks. We were a little unsure about that color at first. It's hard to tell from looking at samples in the showroom what it's going to look like as a completed kitchen. Now that it's all done, I'm glad we stuck with that color (called "Marine" - it's sort of a Teal color)

PAUL161
08-25-2014, 06:00 AM
My compliments to a true craftsman! You did a wonderful job refurbishing you kitchen. The teal color is one of my favorites, My 93 Chevy customized truck is Teal. Nice that the Mrs. gave you a free hand and nicer yet is she likes the outcome. Enjoy! PJ

Bayless
08-25-2014, 11:27 AM
My Formica counter tops are getting old and I think we will go for quartz this time. I like the idea of not having to mess with sealer like granite.

PC
08-25-2014, 12:41 PM
Picking the sink was the hardest part!

:)

Steve
08-25-2014, 11:00 PM
Very nice! I am half way through doing our kitchen.