Friday, July 13, 2012

I LOVE My Kitchen Cabinets!

I absolutely LOVE my kitchen cabinets, even though my kids said they look dirty!!!  My kids don't have an appreciation for the hazelnut glaze that highlights the details of each cabinet!  Oh well, I do! :-)

I am glad that I love my Timberlake Rushmore Painted Maple Hazelnut Glaze cabinets (non-standard request), because after paying that much for them... I would have been really disappointed if I wasn't crazy about them!  Now I have to figure out what color I am going to paint the kitchen.  Any ideas? 

Also, I have a few updates... I caught the well being dug in action on Wednesday, July 11th.  I have pictures, a video and details that I will save for the next post.  I spoke with the mortgage broker yesterday and I already feel 100% better about the loan process!







Pin It now!

40 comments:

  1. I looooove them! They are gorgeous!! I selected these, too, for our home but we haven't started our building process yet. Still waiting to sell our current home. Ugh! But looking at your pics make me so excited. Enjoy!! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! I cannot wait to see your kitchen. Time flies... you'll have your house sold and be in this stage of the building process before you know it. Share your listing with your Facebook friends (if you're on FB). You never know who knows who. Your next buyer may be closer than you think! Your next buyer might be a co-worker of a friend.

      Delete
  2. The hazelnut glaze really does look beautiful! Good job sticking to your guns to get what you really wanted!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! I was so nervous about this choice.

      Delete
  3. hubby is all about dark wood, i wanted white...so the compromise was neither LOL they look great! i think the paint should reflect the tone of what your doing in ur family room...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. LOL We currently have cabinets that are the same color as the Spice cabinets that RH homes offers. We didn't want to have the same kitchen, so we went from one extreme by choosing Espresso and then to the other extreme by going with white! I currently have a burgundy sectional. I think it's time for a change! I agree with you, I'll have to figure out what color will look goo in both rooms.

      Delete
  4. Your kitchen looks great so far!

    I have a question for you about your Courtland. Do you have your w/d stacked or side-by-side? I can't imagine how a side-by-side w/d will fit in that laundry room. I was also considering asking them to change the door between the mud room and the garage to swing toward the garage to save a little space in the mud room. Do you think you would suggest this? Thanks for your input!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi *colette* I put in a request to have several doors swing out to maximize the space inside the closets and kitchen cabinets. I wanted to be sure I could use the space instead of it impeding upon some of my designs.

      Delete
    2. No, our washer and dryer are side by side and there is still room for a small cabinet that is about 12 inches. I wonder if the new mud room is smaller than the old laundry room? Our garage door swings into the mud room and the mud room door swings into the kitchen area. We have a shoe rack across from the washer and dryer. The door does not hit it. We also added an extra shelf above the washer and dryer. Here are pictures of our current Courtland laundry room (look past the clutter!): https://picasaweb.google.com/113112933421614166500/LaundryRoom?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCPrE4ci01a-DeQ&feat=directlink

      Delete
    3. Thanks so much for sharing those pictures! I think our laundry room is the same, so I feel better being able to visualize how it will look now. Thanks again!!

      Delete
    4. You're welcome! I tried to utilize every square inch! I even have a little hamper on the right of the shoe cabinet.

      Delete
  5. Love the look of those cabinets! The Victoria Falls has them and they are so great! Alas, had to spread out the upgrades.

    Might pull color from your granite? Have flow to family area and morning room. A design tip is to pull a color from a rug, pillow, etc. The cabs are neutral so maybe pull from the granite?
    Or get someone from Basset to help LOL!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. OH they have your cabs and granite in a model home here and it's awesome!!!

      Delete
    2. It would be great to see some pictures from the model. I chose the same cabinets! I chose the cabinets to create a vintage eclectric design style.

      Delete
    3. I would love to see pictures! If you have any, please post them or send them to me at mariastrong at hotmail dot com
      Thanks! Rick & Nadase, What color granite and flooring did you choose?

      Delete
    4. Hi Maria, I am usually the only blogger on our site!! If my husband does not start blogging once we start building--he is getting evicted and I will be just using my name. lol He said, he would, we shall see!! LOL Anyway, I chose the St. Cecilia granite and my floors are espresso with 3 1/4 plank by Dundee. Did you choose the same granite color? --Nadase

      Delete
    5. And what color flooring did you choose too?

      Delete
    6. Hey Nadase, I know you told me that before! Yeah, he's going to have to get evicted! LOL
      I went with Santa Cecilia granite and the standard Bruce Cherry hardwood floors. The espresso is going to look really nice. I had to stop somewhere or I was going to blow my price through the roof!

      Delete
    7. LOL LOL I almost switched to the Giallo Venezia until I realized it was going to cost another $2150! NOT! Couldn't do it--the variations in color made me nervous and the price was blowing us through the roof too! I had to be willing to compromise so I decided to take the risk with the St. Cecilia and hope it comes out to the color of my choice. Plus, there is still one more little thing I would love love love to have--the central vacuum system from Guardian!! Working with the hubby on this one! Wish me luck!!

      Delete
    8. Nadase, Was that the brown one? If so, I was going to switch too until I saw that ridiculous price! Our Santa Cecilia granite was installed today. I am about to post pictures. I LOVE it! I'll pass on the central vac... I just want the crumb catcher! LOL
      Good luck! :-)

      Delete
    9. Nadase, If he doesn't budge on the central vac, get a Dyson. They're wonderful!

      Delete
    10. Hi Maria, you could definitely use the brown under tone with the Hazelnut! Score for you! :-) Can't wait to see more pictures!!! As I considered my color palettes, I could use the gold or the brown undertone. If it turns out gold, It would pull color from my backsplash. If it turns our brown, it would pull color from the espresso floors. So either way, I should be safe which is why I kept the St. Cecilia. Once I see the granite, than I can have fun with the paint and accessories! Too excited!!

      As for the central vac, I keep mentioning how much I would love to have it in the house. Honestly, I don't do floors (sweep, vac, mop etc) He is the designated floor monitor and it's really for him to enjoy to maintain the hardwood and carpet throughout the house. LOL My husband loves to do floors and some years ago, he bought this heavy duty vacuum that is heavy as hell and I refuse to mess with it. If we get it, I will definitely consider doing the floors since it's user friendly. lol He is trying to very hard to remain practical and my job is to move him past it. Once he uses the central vacuum, he is going to be in love and appreciate my gentle nudging. We have another meeting with Guardian on Monday, so we shall see what happens. I will check out the crumb catcher, too.

      Delete
    11. I have never had the opportunity to try out a central vac. They would probably sell more of them if they put them in the models. The crumb catcher comes with it. My husband is in charge of washing dishes! LOL

      Delete
  6. I just saw those cabinets in Home Depot and they are even better in person! How awesome!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I thought white cabinets were just white cabinets until I saw the difference between the butterscotch and hazelnut glaze at Lowes. I put my request in based on what I saw at Lowes (a different manufacturer) and what I saw on the actual manufacturer's website. I finally got to see them at the tile company and now!

      Delete
  7. Love your kitchen!!! Looks like you'll be in your new home real soon. How exciting!!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hi Maria!

    Your home is moving right along and nicely I must add. I did end up getting the butterscotch cabinets. (was originally sitting on the fence between them and the espresso) I love how light and airy the cabinets make the room look and the nuetral pallet they provide. I love colors so I'm looking forward to making the cabinets pop.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello! It's funny how so many of us were on the fence with such opposite colors. I am glad that we went with the white cabinets. My husband tried to take credit for them tonight! I had to remind him that he was leaning more towards the espresso cabinets!

      Delete
  9. Your cabinets are wonderful, Maria! :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. And you have lots of them too! I like how you went with the all-white concept for your kitchen. The color lends an airy, bright atmosphere to the entire kitchen space. I looked into your more recent post, and I love how everything turned out great! The granite countertop does look very stylish in your kitchen. Your kitchen is one anyone can love!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Darryl! I just posted an update.

      Delete
  11. I LOVE the hazelnut glaze -- my sales rep is adamant that they can't make the switch for us from the butterscotch to the hazelnut -- how did you convince them?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You have to put it in as a custom/non-standard request. We paid a total of $7,495 for them. I think that was $1,600 more than the butterscotch. Show your sales rep this blog to let her know that Ryan Homes can order them. Keep me updated.

      Delete