Frank Lloyd Wright Quote

"Form follows function-that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union"

Frank Lloyd Wright

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Kitchen: The Plan

We went back and forth several times trying to decide just how extensive of a remodel we should do on the kitchen. At first it was paint the cabinets, tile over the masonite, and put down a new floor on top of the old one. But for just a few extra bucks you could... You know the story.

Here's what we ended up with:
  • All new cabinets
  • Hex tile countertops
  • Subway tile backsplash with a strip of mosaic glass squares (my wife's favorite)
  • New "Big Chill" retro refrigerator
  • New sink (with a garbage disposal!!!)
  • New faucet & plumbing - no more galvanized plumbing going to the kitchen, yipee!
  • New floor - Marmoleum click-tiles on original subfloor; only had to remove 3 layers of old flooring.
  • New (old) vintage stove - 1940's O'Keefe & Merritt
  • New Vent-a-Hood 9" Excalibur range hood
  • Removed old utility chimney
  • Removed dumpy old pantry
  • Added new GFCI recepticles around countertops; two outlets in a kitchen will NOT cut it!
  • Under and over-cabinet lighting
  • New lights over the sink
  • Replace ceiling fan with vintage Schoolhouse Lighting fixture
  • All new door and window trim


  1. It is funny how everyone's plans "grow." It is hard to keep yourself in check, especially once the $$ starts to add up. But once you get through it (I'll let you know once we do - ha!), you won't have any regrets.

  2. Poppy says, "I can't believe it looks that good. Great job!"

  3. Id be scared of the total price of your renovation :) Its still cheaper to do it yourself, so great job!