Earlier this week, our dishwasher just happened to die right in the middle of things. As much as that new expense sucked, it worked out pretty well! We were able to find a gently used stainless steel dishwasher on Craigslist and the guy selling it was a repair guy. He ended up removing our old dishwasher (and disposed of it), and delivered/installed the new one for a REALLY great price! It worked out so perfectly!
You can see our old dishwasher in this picture:
I'm going to keep it real here.... our kitchen is a DISASTER zone. Here are pictures of it this morning:
And here is our "new to us" dishwasher.. it's still sticking out because we're going to push it back in when the counters are installed. You can also note that half our counters have been pulled up.. ha!
The counters are going in tomorrow (yay!!) and the floors are being installed on Saturday. After all the back and forth with the floor tile, we finally have all the tile purchased and I laid some out to get a feel for it. It's just a basic neutral, but it flows perfectly with our carpet which is what I was looking for!
I'm praying everything returns back to some sort of livable normalcy by the end of the weekend.
So here are the plans once the counters and floors are in. We are keeping our current fridge and stove for now. We can always replace those later down the road, but truth is we'd probably move before investing in those pricey appliances.
We will be replacing the old, ugly hood range with this stainless steel one from Lowe's:
Then comes the DIY backsplash project! I found this post from Dream Book Design to be very helpful:
They used a product called Bondera, and we plan on doing the same. It's a bit pricey, BUT it will save us time and energy, which is well worth it.
I'll be using this basic white subway tile from Home Depot:
I'm planning on using medium gray grout, similar to this:
I'm using Oyster Gray grout on our floors, and considered using that on our backsplash as well, but then I found this picture and it looks a little light.
|Oyster Gray Grout via The Inspired Room|
And that's where we are currently at with the kitchen! Hopefully everything will go well and we'll be ready to tackle the backsplash on Monday! :)