Kitchen Revamp – Day 6 (and beyond)
I know – there is about a 2 months difference between Day 5 and this post (Day 6) of our kitchen remodeling adventure, many things have changed and many delicious dishes were cooked since, but though of bringing things to a partial closure with this post on kitchen remodeling, so we can get on discussing cooking after all.
One of the reasons was the IKEA took about a month to deliver the Adel solid birch cabinet doors. Apparently they were switching wear-houses in Pennsylvania so we got bumped back on the delivery date. Nevertheless, I was very eager to have them delivered and finally put a “face” to our kitchen.
And it really was worth. I was amazed at IKEA’s cost versus quality ratio. Mounting the whole thing myself (with help of course from Steph) I learned and believe that the cost of a kitchen remodeling consists 60% if not more in the work – not necessarily in the materials used, although that can be costly as well. Of course we didn’t change the whole thing – like the fridge, or the oven and that wasn’t needed, since it blends in well with the retro look.
I was pleasantly surprised at how much warmth was brought to the kitchen by the natural wood look. Just compare how the kitchen looked before the remodeling and after to have an idea of the overall ambiance. Not as I have anything against white in the kitchen – but for my eyes there needs to be a color balance of sort.
Nope, I am not done yet – still need to install the back-splash, find a baseboard that’s 8″ wide as found on old houses, and all the little stuff that still needs to be fixed/added etc., etc., but at least I am at a point where I can concentrate more on cooking, baking, making fresh pasta from scratch, instead of aligning cabinet doors, cutting, mounting, and so on.