So this is what the kitchen looked like before:
And Ta-Da! This is what is looks like now...
Doesn't look very different does it? But there were lots of changes. I've already shown the new recessed LED lighting and the refinished cabinets (which now have knobs and handles).
New quartz counter top, a granite sink that is deeper than the Grand Canyon, and faucet. OMG, the new dishwasher is SO quiet I kept opening it to make sure it was really working.
In the past when I bought appliance I purchased just the basics - simple and inexpensive - not this time. I didn't get top of the line but I did upgrade a bit and got some additional features that I think I'm going to love.
Separated the combined oven and microwave. Lost a drawer under the oven to do so but it's worth it. Larger microwave with a carrousel and a convection oven (I will be studying instruction manuals for my nightly reading).
Five burner stove and new range hood - it also has LED lighting.
And lastly...a new dining area chandelier.
All done on time and within my budget (miracles do happen). Except now I think the white refrigerator really stands out... and the dining set doesn't quiet "go" with the new kitchen... and maybe new bar stools... and maybe new furniture in the family room...