Thursday, September 5, 2013

Building Our First House - Our Kitchen

hi beauties.

Things at the house are slow moving while drywall is being done, so I decided to share a special kitchen post instead.
 In terms of importance, I put the kitchen right near the top of the list. To me, the kitchen is the heart of the home, a gathering place. So my husband and I decided it was a part of the house that we were willing to add a few upgrades to. Our builders offer a few different kitchen designs (standard, deluxe, grand and gourmet). We went with the Grand Kitchen option, as it was a nice middle ground with our desired features. I will share all of the options that come with the Grand Kitchen package below.
We also decided to upgrade our granite one level, our faucet, stove top, and our cabinetry from oak to maple.
My husband and I also added a 2 foot extension onto the back of the house, which allowed us to have a larger island, and a small coffee nook area with extra cabinetry. As mentioned in a previous post, we opted to convert our 4th bedroom upstairs into a laundry room, so the original laundry will now be a larger walk-in pantry :)

Our Grand Kitchen Includes:
Oak Cabinets (upgraded to maple)
Granite Countertops (upgraded one level)
Stainless Steel Undermount Sink
Standard Faucet (upgraded)
Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Cooktop (upgraded), Single wall oven
No Bulkhead & Upgraded Crown Molding with Rope
Solid Core Dovetail Drawers
Soft Action Drawer System
Raised End Panels
Cabinet Knobs
Under Cabinet Lights
Large Island
4' Twin Casement Window with Arch
Staggered Wall Cabinets

Our Kitchen Layout

Our Kitchen as of 8/16

(pretty, right?!) lol ;]

Yorktowne Cabinetry Coventry Style Cabinet in Maple Toffee
Upgrade Level 2

(Our Cabinet Style on Top, Our Color Choice on Bottom)

this is not our kitchen, but this is the same cabinet manufacturer & style:

Brushed Nickel Knobs C12

Light Giallo Ornamental Granite
Upgrade Level 2

Pendant Lights over the Island

Kitchen Faucet

Horrible Scanned Photo, but this is our Kitchen Sink,
Exec Chief Undermount Sink in Matte

I'm not including appliance photos as they are pretty generic, but we went with all black appliances (standard option) and only upgraded our stove top to a 30'' Advantium radiant cooktop in black.

Hope you guys enjoyed this little sneak peek! Let me know what you think in the comments below :) & Be sure to
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