Here is a before, just for funsies.
We mostly finished it in February and since then we had a baby, realized we hate our appliances, procrastinated on putting up the shelves, and lived without switchplate covers.
I wouldn't change anything. Except our KitchenAid appliances, which are crap! That range is supposed to have a power burner that boils water super fast, but I swear it takes longer than a regular one. This next picture is the best representation of the paint color, Behr Lotus Leaf.
Here is a before of the sink wall. Yikes. Notice the sweet trash compactor. Hello, 1980!
Our faucet is so good looking, and it only cost me $85!
The counters are a quartzite called Phantom Green. It is pretty much black, but the veining is a slightly aqua-tinted white.
We hate this KitchenAid counter-depth refrigerator. We have had four service calls on this thing (the ice maker, of course) in the first 5 months we owned it. Unacceptable.
I can barely remember when the frig wall used to look like this!
The lighting is all from Rejuvenation except for the can lights and under cabinet lights.
Our gorgeous shelves! I couldn't be happier with them. All of our daily white dishes fit perfectly and we use them so quickly there is no way they will get dusty. Well, maybe the small plates will - who really uses those, anyway?
We LOVE our Sharp drawer microwave, by the way. This is the best place for a microwave, in my opinion! This counter is raised up to 42" to make it easy to use. The Restoration Hardware Lugarno pulls and knobs on the cabinets make me giggle with glee, they are so shiny and beautiful. I am not even mad that I had a mental breakdown installing them.
We spent a lot on this kitchen, but walking into the room and loving what you see is worth it to me.
Last details - I have to actually make the curtains (right now it's just fabric pinned to the rods) and I'd like to cut the table down to a more reasonable height and get some stools.
Until then, I'm enjoying walking in the back door and seeing our finished space!
If you have specific questions about stuff in the kitchen, I'm sure a search on the blog would find it for you - but I love getting emails/comments, so send them my way!