August 20, 2014 in Design Dilemma
I would like to design on a dime and replace appliances, sink, fan hood and most importantly replace the counter tops with granite. Any ideas?
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A few different angles
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Davida's Kitchen & Tiles
Love the wine rack! When it comes to granite it really depends on the material you pick. However, finding remnants with your stone fabricator can cut back costs. A remnant is whats leftover from another project - if you can find one in the colors you would like then you can avoid buying an entire slab. Keep in mind granite has a lot of movement so you want to find something that will blend with the black cabinets and stripes in your kitchen.

Depending on what brand of appliances you're considering that will affect cost. I would keep an eye out for sales at H.H. Gregg or another appliance store.
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I thought it best to include a photo from the eat-in area of the kitchen
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Factory Builder Stores
A new kitchen design is very exciting! When it comes to appliances, you'll get the best deal if you buy a suite from the same manufacturer. Most of the big name brands (even Sub-Zero/Wolf and Viking!) have mail-in or instant rebates on purchases of 3 pieces or more. Here's a list of the current promotions ( which are offered nationally. Also, stainless steel appliances are classic and typically look good with any design, but white & black are usually $50-$100 less.

Good luck! Looking forward to seeing the finished project.
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Thank you Factory Builder Stores!
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Ok...after many wonderful suggestions....I have decided to take down the wallpaper,
keep the cabinets black (they use to be white but white showed too much wood grain for my taste). Another great suggestion was to remove the pot rack and stainless steel table and replace all ceiling fixtures with nice fixtures. Coming off of my kitchen is green dining room but most importantly...walking out of my kitchen to my family room is a goldish/yellow paint.
I love a light grey or taupe...which would give me flexibility when choosing a granite counter top and backsplash. I plan on replacing appliances with stainless steel. Suggestions for paint colors please. Thanks!
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Hi---some inspiration for you. Good Luck!
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