As I eluded in my last blog post, we are doing this apartment remodel on a tight budget and with a small space, we can grab a few higher end finishes. The cabinets are a great example of this.
For those of you that remember the old farmhouse that Dan and I lived in about 5 or 6 years ago they had drawer cabinets and I loved them! There was no stacking pots and pans to the point that every time you opened the cupboard that they either fell on your toes or you had to take them all out to get the one that you wanted. Of course, that pan is always on the bottom. Right?
So from there on out and four homes later we are finally getting drawer cabinets. One of our go-to places for when we are looking for home remodeling is Menards. It's the mecca of home repair. It's a great place to spend a Friday or Saturday date night. We just aimlessly wander the aisles dreaming of all the projects.
We use to, but not quite so anymore. We did, however, go there first looking for cabinets and other items when we decided to kick in this door of downsizing. They recently came out with a new line of cupboards. The neat thing is that they have the look and feel of custom cabinets.
They have drawer options and flip up upper cabinets, soft closing hinges and drawer glides too. Another great thing for us was the fact that if a tenant in the future damages something we can get it replaced. Eliminates the worry of having to replace all the cabinets for Dakota.
They are called KLËARVŪE Cabinetry® sold exclusively at Menards®. The exclusive line gives the look and feel of custom cabinetry without the high price tag. The wall cabinets are 14" deep and are 16% deeper than industry standards. They also have drawers for the sink cabinet too.
For this space, we decided to go with the grey cabinets. It's a color that is more traditional than trendy. Here is an image from Menards website.
They have a place on their website where you can build out the kitchen design. It's called UCreate and is simple to use. Input your room dimensions and place your appliances and cabinets to your liking. It will also compute estimated pricing.
Here is a screenshot of our kitchen design.
The space to the left as you walk in will be the washer dryer area. We are making this space 30" wide in the event that the owner (our son) would like to remove the washer dryer and replace with a stove. The area to the right looks empty, but it will be holding another piece that I will elaborate on later.
But what is missing? Anyone care to guess how we are going to do our cooking? That's right we are not placing a stove in the area. We will be using our Cuisinart Air Fryer, that does like triple duty and an induction plate or two for stovetop cooking. Told you I was serious about all this downsizing. More on another blog post I promise.
The next time I write it will be from Puerto Rico. I will be assisting in bringing our girls home, along with cats, Hank and Cash. Dan and Zack are staying stateside and will keep the remodel moving forward. I hope to have an HGTV moment when I get home to a completely remodeled space. Nah, I don't see that happening. Geez, a girl can wish?
Hello there! We are Daniel & Amy Smith of Triple "R" Creations. Together we are creating a crazy re-fined life, be it re-creating, re-modeling, traveling, enjoying fine food or just enjoying life with our family and friends. All from our crazy cottage by the pond along the banks of the Muskingum River, in Southeastern Ohio. Come in sit a spell and read all about our latest adventure.