Kitchen Face Lift

Recently one of our clients was telling me how much she dislikes the 1990’s style country kitchen she has and especially the old 3 compartment cast iron sink. The tile was off white with a desert rose liner and the sink just lacked practicality with the small center compartment for garbage disposal waste and the two outer for soaking and washing. The sink was so huge any faucets she tried never gave her the reach to utilize the full capacity of the sink. She had already replaced the counter tops and bar with a shiny black, slightly sparkly, quartz material. She had issues with the tile flooring as well.

A complete kitchen remodel was price prohibitive. Instead, keeping in mind the newer counter tops and bar, we came up with some improvements that didn’t break the bank and did not look cheap.

New quartz material square nose black counter tops to match the bar and a large 32” single basin trough style sink demo’d and installed in about 5 days. We installed subway tile back splash. The plumbing hardware was all replaced under the sink for the drains, disposal and dishwasher which was less expensive than a leak under the sink down the road. (With plumbing fixtures, replacing everything at the same time reduces risk of problems later).

We used a Hansgrohe high arc pull down single hole mount stainless steel faucet. Hansgrohe has lifetime warranty. We used a 1 ¼ horse power American Standard garbage disposal which features super quiet and powerful operation and a 10-year full warranty.

The cabinet faces are to be repainted and ultimately we will pull out the tile floor and lay down laminate with a wood finish. The color scheme created a contrast between the surfaces that is classic, simple and elegant. Light cabinets, white subway tile with grey grout, dark counter tops, light flooring, and stainless steel fixtures updated the kitchen at a fraction of the cost of a complete remodel.

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