Mar 15, 2009
Our new cabinets have arrived! We ordered the ready-to-assemble cabinets from Home Depot called Distinctions (made by KraftMaid), the style we chose was Glendale Burgundy. This is a new line so there's little information on it, but since it's parent company makes high end cabinetry, we thought we'd give it a go. We've promised Joann at Home Depot that once we're done with the kitchen, we'll bring her a photo to show future customers (we know the HD staff by name now). We also opened a HD credit card and saved $200!
The cabinets are still in boxes in our garage since there's no room until the old cabinets are gone. But like kids on Christmas morning, we couldn't wait to open up some boxes to see what we got. Here is our sink base cabinet. It was pretty easy to put together, and even had the European style footing which will make it a breeze to install (this is what I say now).
We made a slight miscalculation of an inch with the cabinets and realized that our existing fridge would not fit. We hadn't planned on replacing it just yet, but it being the only non-stainless steel appliance in our new kitchen, we weren't disappointed :)
I posted our fridge for sale on craigslist and it was sold the day our new fridge arrived. After lots of research, we opted for a stainless steel french door energy efficient fridge (which qualifies for a rebate from the electric company). I don't like paying top dollar for the stainless steel appearance, but with such a small kitchen I think it'll help open it up (like a reflective mirror). Plus, since we are doing this all ourselves and it's a small kitchen, we can afford to splurge a bit here and there. The french doors (like our previous side-by-side fridge) can be opened one at a time and won't block the entire kitchen, but can also fit a pizza box which our old fridge couldn't. And we anticipate several pizza boxes in our near future.
The new fridge is currently sitting proudly in our living room. Is it normal to love a kitchen appliance so much?