Category Archives: Kitchen Remodel

I remodeled my kitchen in Carlsbad, CA (San Diego) this summer and blogged it as it happened everyday.

Kitchen Finale

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This summer I blogged the remodeling of my kitchen in Carlsbad, California. And now I wanted to show you how it all turned out. The project went very smoothly. The drywall, paint and electrical work took 1 week. The cabinet … Continue reading

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A Rusty Start

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Today was the big day for the appliances to be installed in my new kitchen so I was pretty excited since we’re all done after that. The guys got here at 7:30am and I had a new garbage disposal with … Continue reading

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Granite Installation

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The day has come…. It’s morning, everything’s quite, and soon they’ll be here installing the granite. Here’s the truck. right away they start unloading the granite for the island! The island was super heavy (one piece) and it goes on … Continue reading

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On The Edge

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I think people like granite best when the edges are doubled and it makes the stone look much thicker from the side than it really is. Check out my kitchen in Seattle. They didn’t double my ogee edge did they? … Continue reading

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Rock My World

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The cabinets are in, the handles are on and now it’s time for granite. I’ve been looking in the San Diego area  for granite. I want granite but can’t afford the high end exotic stuff so I’m sticking with Venetian … Continue reading

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Getting a handle on things

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If you’ve ever updated or remodeled a kitchen then you probably agree with me that the pulls and knobs are a pretty important part of the overall look. Outdated knobs can bring down a kitchen in one quick look. Seriously, … Continue reading

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Forgive me for it’s been 2 weeks since my last obsession

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The cabinets are going in!  Who would of thought it only takes 3 days to install kitchen cabinets? They are cherry color but in my dream world I like to think of them as “teak”. It was super hard picking … Continue reading

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Is It Just Me? Or…

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Is it normal to see someone smoking a big fat cigar while sitting on a beach chair in the waves? Everyone down wind of him had the unfortunate opportunity to smell his residuals on this beautiful day that he’s enjoying. … Continue reading

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DAY 2 :: Pottery Barn Paint Swatches

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I’m here in San Diego and Just the second day in on our kitchen remodel. We’re zooming right along at amazing speeds and here’s what’s going on right now, as I type… The dry wall is up and they’ve textured … Continue reading

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A Bitter Sweet Summer

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In a couple days we’re off to our house in Carlsbad, CA. Many people living in Washington have had it with the rain, the clouds, the cold, but now that I’ve lived here for 3 years I still can’t get … Continue reading

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Kitchen :: Back on Track

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Okay, the design is approved for the kitchen. The kind of cabinets and door fronts have been chosen instead of this… We ended up choosing this It’s a cross between a shaker style cabinet and a beveled edge style. We … Continue reading

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What are you selling? -Mclinky

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I’ve added a McLinky question to my blog today! I have a long time friend that I have worked with for years (she’s a printer and I’m a graphic designer) She goes to Hong Kong China every couple months and … Continue reading

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Revised Kitchen Design

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My cabinet guy came back with the final drafts of the design that we put together. Now, I’m ready to sign the design and we’ll be on your way!  Stay tuned as this all comes together and I pick counter … Continue reading

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Dear Cabinets, what should I do ?

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There is no harder part of a kitchen design than to pick the cabinets. I first wanted these… Isn’t that beautiful? But, after they told me it would add over $1,400 to my budget I thought I better save my … Continue reading

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Kitchen Remodel:: Here we go again

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Two years ago we remodeled our kitchen here is in Seattle and I learned a lot. I learned that I love big lower drawers, I learned that I love a cookie sheet cabinet over my refrigerator, I learned I like … Continue reading

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Kitchen Remodel :: coming soon!

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We live in Seattle but we have a second home in Carlsbad, CA (San Diego county) We’ve had water issues and moisture so we have to remodel our kitchen there. I’ll be there this summer from June 22 until August … Continue reading

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