Kitchen Remodel: Quartz Countertop Installation

After months of waiting, my quartz countertops are finally installed! I figured after not hearing from the company for weeks they would call and want to install them right away, and that was exactly what happened..

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Finding New Kitchen Hardware

A few weeks ago, I shared that I was looking for new hardware for my kitchen cupboards. Because we are adding 4 new drawers to fill the hole where the dishwasher was, I either had to find matching hardware or replace all of the hardware so it would match.

I thought it would be nice to refresh all of the hardware with a more modern look, and ended up purchasing simple bar pulls. I realized once they arrived that this design would not work in my kitchen because of where the existing holes were placed. The overhang of the pull stuck out over the edge of the doors. Total design fail! I wasn’t too heartbroken, because I felt like they didn’t quite fit the kitchen anyways.

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Choosing A Kitchen Paint Color

I’ve previously shared that I wanted to update my kitchen wall color as a part of my remodel. I like the retro green color that I currently have, but with the refresh of the counters and floors, I wanted to take the time to make the walls look refreshed and modern as well.

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Kitchen Remodel Decor Details

While waiting on my new countertop installation, I have started pulling together some of the smaller decor items. As I’ve mentioned before, I really want to keep a retro vibe for the kitchen and keep it original to the design of the home. I am keeping the birch cupboards as is, and just refinishing the wood since the finish is starting to wear off.

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What I’m Loving: Kitchen Wall Color Inspo

I’ve recently talked about my big kitchen remodel, but one of the smaller tasks is changing out my wall color. Right now, it is a retro mint green color, which I actually really love. But, I feel like my house started to become a hodge podge of colors between each room after I did my first round of painting after purchasing my house.

As I’ve done overhauls in each room, I’ve been toning down the color a little bit. I actually stuck close to my original palette, but just found a grayer, softer version of each color that refreshes and ties everything together more. My advice when painting a room is that the color is always going to be double as bold as you think it will be, so maybe take a step down from what you think you’ll like.

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Kitchen Remodel Update

I’ve made a lot of progress the past few weeks on my kitchen remodel plan. I’ve gotten estimates from a few contractors and made a decision on where I will purchase my counters and who will install them. What was most important to me was to find someone who would let me do the parts of the work that I can (removing the old counters, installing the new sink), which freed up money to spend on materials. Some people were not willing to work that way, but there’s no way I’m paying someone $200 to put a sink in!

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