Friday, January 13, 2012

Bright and white

This week we got our cabinets, they are looking very good to a chick dealing with a frig in her living room.  I really love the shaker doors and deep drawers!
I talk more about the Koch cabinets here
And today, our wonderful electrician came back to install all the outlets and ceiling lights.  I almost peed my pants when I got home and saw how gorgeous my Rejuvenation schoolhouse lights look in here...
The can lights and main lights are all on dimmers, as well as the (not yet installed) under-cabinet lights.  It is amazing how much better the kitchen looks with those can lights!  Wow.  I'm so glad we installed those, as I originally didn't think we needed them.
The kitchen lights I purchased are:
5 - EcoSmart 6 in. LED downlights from Home Depot
2 - Jefferson flushmounts in ORB with 12 in. opal shades from Rejuvenation
1 - Bryant flushmount in ORB with 10 in. opal shade from Rejuvenation
1 - Rhone pendant in ORB with 8 in. opal shade from Rejuvenation

Luckily, we found the LED downlights for $40 and WE Energies was running a rebate for buying LEDs ($25 each!) so I will be getting those babies for $15 each.  The Rejuvenation was purchased on sale, so I ended up spending under $400 for all four lights.  They are well worth it!  Next up is picking cabinet hardware and getting appliances and window/door trim installed.  Never-ending, I tell ya. 

35 comments:

Hilary @ My So-Called Home said...

Wow it all looks amazing! The room seems huge now and you'll be so blessed to have it all done before the baby comes. We just redid our kitchen top to bottom and we're putting all the finishing touches now. I know how you feel about it never ending :)

Jen @ RamblingRenovators said...

That is looking incredible! Love love love the shaker cabinets. You have SO much storage! The lights are pretty fantastic too.

Comeca Jones said...

Gorgeous even at this stage!

Shasha Kidd said...

The Rejuvenation lights look wonderful!

Deb said...

Looks great - let us know how you're feeling when you have a chance!

Martha said...

Omgomgomg!!!

Looks incredible! Can you tell us the dimensions of your kitchen?

Maggie {Okay, now what?} said...

Wow it is starting to come together! You must be so excited. Looks amazing!

Barb said...

We are so jealous of your beautiful kitchen.....it is brilliant. I love the drawers, lights, and all the white is so yummy!!!! Be patient, it will be done soon. Can you then post a million pictures...from all angles. Please!!!!!

Jeannine @ Small and Chic said...

EEK! Sara, it looks AMAZING already! I hanging on your updates. I can't wait to see how this turns out!

KellyH said...

Love it!!!

Lisa @ Trapped In North Jersey said...

Omg it is looking excellent. I think lighting makes such a difference--the Rejuvenation lights look great!

Liz @ It's Great To Be Home said...

It looks so yummy!!! Loving the Shaker doors, and I'm amazed by how HUGE your kitchen looks! You're totally going to have to have a serious party to break that sucker in. And the lighting is gorgeous - and I'm with you, I HATE dark rooms and can lights make all the difference!

Pine Tree Home said...

Looks like you have some serious storage...way better than before and the creamy white is so clean and fresh. Can't have enough light! Really like what you chose. Great job.

Nodakademic said...

Looks wonderful! I am a bit jealous because your doors look like my doors, which means if I DID paint my dark red cabinets they would likely look more like this, and this is GORGEOUS! It's coming together so nicely!

Carolyn said...

Wow! It is looking fan-freaking-tastic!

Anonymous said...

This is awesome! Love your choices, it's already gorgeous and not even finished. So happy for (and insanely jealous of!!) you!

Just Beachy said...

Omg I so love this , it's amazing I adore white kitchens my last two have been white,classic . But I need to try a color kitchen for once , time for a new look for me . Those lights make me think of school house lights again !!!!
I can not wait to see this kitchen all done .

Elisa @ What the Vita said...

wowowowowow! cabinets = perfect, school lights = awesome.. gonna be magazine worthy once this is done!

Kerry said...

The cabinets are fabulous, and I love all of your lighting decisions! The room is coming together so well Sara! I'm loving following along!

Brittney said...

It looks SO GOOD already! I love the school house lights. So cool.

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

You can't hear me, but I'm cheering for you and your cabinets right now. Holy cow, they look good. This is going to make me want a kitchen makeover of my own! (Well, except for all the work and money involved...)

emily said...

Holy WOW!! I am so jealous...will you please come make all the decisions and order everything we need to finish our kitchen? Help us pull the trigger :)

Michelle said...

It is coming along so quickly!! Love it so far and can't wait to see it done.

InteriorGroupie said...

That lighting is spectacular! Your kitchen is going to look gorgeous, I'm excited to follow along!

LifeBegins@Thirty said...

Wowie! I can't believe how fast this is going. That is going to be one beautiful, HUGE kitchen!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

This is so exciting. Love the cabinets and the lighting - isn't lighting just the unsung hero of great design? Can't wait to see your fridge in there!

threeacres said...

WOW! I think I just peed my pants a little and I'm not even pregnant! LOL! Those cabinets are to die for. I <3 Koch so much! We're getting all of our custom craftsman cherry doors from them. They have great quality products that are well priced and made in the USA. And the lights are gorgeous! I think some ORB bin pulls and knobs would look fab in that space BTW.

wherelovemeetslife said...

Can't wait to see how this all turns out. What a wonderful space to work with!

Angela of Fixing It Fancy said...

It looks so beautiful so far! The room is really coming together and you can really see it all starting to take shape. I love the lighting choice!

Jenny @ Anything Pretty said...

A.ma.zing. I love the cabinets...and the lighting. And I just wait to see it all with the floor. You guys really are doing an awesome job!

Lynett said...

Ohhh hell yea! Now we're turn! It's lookin' mighty fine :)

Katie said...

ah! how did i miss this post kitchen reno buddy!!

the cabinets look fantastic. and those lights, wow! this is coming together quickly (at least is seems to me it is, i'm sure that you're ready to have a working kitchen again). love it!

Erica @ Erica's Inspirations said...

That looks fantastic! I love the simple elegance of the shaker door. I think it is a classic look that will stand the test of time!

Freckles Chick said...

GORGEOUS! And this room isn't even fully completed yet! Those cabinets, those schoolhouse pendants--OMG.

They're so hawt, I'd totally do them.

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

first, congratulations on having a boy! its so nice to know the sex so the planning can start. second, your kitchen is gorgeous already! i love everything you chose!