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Old 02-22-2015, 04:36 PM   #1
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What's better than a new kitchen?

I've had several people wanting me to share the kitchen story, so here it is.

As newlyweds seven years ago, we each had two large houses and we wanted to downsize to a place of our very own to make our own memories.
We loved this place for all the important reasons, and although the kitchen was well laid out it needed upgrading. We did it slowly. The first thing that had to go was the ceramic tile counters. To me there's nothing worse, so we replaced them with beautiful granite a couple of years ago. Although the appliances were new seven years ago, they were very low end and thanks to research with the help of DC, we had them all replaced except for the refrigerator. That we are waiting on until GE comes out later in the year with the matching slate color in the model we want..(one door, freezer on bottom).

Everything leads to something else it seems, so we no longer liked the chintzy cabinets, although the insides were fine, and the granite counter tops in place. We found an outfit perfect for us called Cabinet Refacing | Kitchen Cabinetry | Bath Remodeling | Anaheim | San Diego
and the job was completed in three days. The old doors and falling apart drawers were replaced, the existing cabinet "boxes" were resurfaced with
1/4" wood veneer, perfectly mitered. We are over the moon happy with the results. Here's some before and after pictures.

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New counters, sink and faucet..



Here is the new completed kitchen...




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Old 02-22-2015, 04:51 PM   #2
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Very, very nice!

Too nice to use!
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Old 02-22-2015, 04:57 PM   #3
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Wow, beautiful, Kay!
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Old 02-22-2015, 05:41 PM   #4
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Wonderful Kayelle and SousChef! Love the color change.
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Old 02-22-2015, 05:53 PM   #5
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Technical details

Here are some of the things you cannot see:
The drawers are dovetailed construction, are 3 inches deeper and slide out completely. They also have soft close slides.
All the doors also have soft close hinges.
The pantry doors to the extreme left of the stove have hinges that allow the doors to be open much more than 90 degrees. The hinges were positioned so as not to interfere with the slide out wire racks.
The two slide out drawers for the pots and pans to the left of the sink are also much larger and also slide out all the way.
I am totally impressed with the entire operation, starting with the samples brought during the initial visit, the professional way the measurement were taken, and the project individual website reports during the process. The installer worked steadily and professionally, and got the job done to Kayelle's approval.
The end result was fantastic, and the cabinets almost look like fine furniture,
Thanks for the good wishes.
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Old 02-22-2015, 06:22 PM   #6
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That is one pretty kitchen.Just love it!

Kayelle, don't freak out on me..You know what?

We both had the exact same dishwashers..Before and after.
I'm extremely happy with the new one.It has to be the best one we've ever owned.

Nice job!

I'm off to finish contemplating the universe.

Oh, and what's better than a new kitchen?
When the kids move out and can mess up their own kitchen instead of mine!My dream kitchen...Yeah..some day.
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Old 02-22-2015, 06:28 PM   #7
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That's a really nice upgrade! Congrats to both of you.
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Old 02-22-2015, 09:10 PM   #8
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Looks absolutely beautiful, and I love the colors! Enjoy!
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Old 02-22-2015, 11:55 PM   #9
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OMGosh, what a transformation...it looked nice before, but what a difference afterwards! Great job, it looks so nice, I love the dark cabinets. Thanks for sharing the before and after, Kay and Souschef!
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Old 02-23-2015, 01:37 AM   #10
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Wow Wow WOW! Delicious looking kitchen for making your delicious food. Enjoy cooking in your new dream kitchen as much as you enjoy those luscious meals you turn out.
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