Let’s talk accessories… kitchen accessories. Now, remember when my kitchen looked like this?
Yeesh… I do! So when we decided to overhaul this mess, we knew that we needed high quality finishes that weren’t going to eat out our small budget. After a bunch of research, here is what we decided on.
Drawer and Cabinet Pulls – We got these great pulls here from www.knobdeals.com, which are extremely high quality, and a way better price than we could find anywhere else. At $1.79 a pull, it’s really a steal. Especially when you have to order like 30. The only downside was that the screws they provided weren’t the greatest, so we used our own.
Sink and Faucet – We are in love with this stainless steel set from Costco. We found it in the store, so I’m not sure if they sell the exact same on online, but the brand is American Standard and the complete set was around $189, give or take a few dollars.
Lights – To replace our awful above-the-sink spotlight, we chose this light from Ikea, and it really makes a world of difference – for only $39.99.
Back Splash Tile – Of course, the one tile that I fell completely head over heels for (from Contempo Tile), turned out to be the most difficult type to install. Apparently, subway tile, for one, is ridiculous to install because you literally have to do one single tile at a time with a million spacers to make sure they are evenly distributed, as opposed to sheets. Also, the size of tile made it so the husband had to make a bunch of special cuts to fit the tiles around everything. Then, of course, I picked a glass tile, which is way harder to cut and requires special grout and stuff. So basically, the husband had an awesome time working on this for me. But at least it looks AMAZING!
Needless to say, we are thrilled with our choices. Feel free to check out the big reveal here for more full kitchen photos.