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Hi there! If you’ve been following along on the progress of our home renovation you’re probably thinking “she calls that progress?!” Yes friends, I know its been slow. Slooooow. But believe it or not, the house has been mostly done for a year now. Then why have I been so slow on showing the progress you ask? Well, each room or area that I haven’t shared is just missing one or two things that will make it complete. (I mean, do you remember the ordeal with the silver squares in the half bath makeover?!) Well, instead of continuing to hold out to share the progress until everything is 100% complete, I had a better idea!
Yes, that’s right, I need your help and inspiration to give me some perspective on finishing the last couple things in a few rooms. The kitchen is up first. The kitchen was the first area in the house to get renovated. In fact, we got almost everything done in there before we even moved in. So then why was it the first room done and yet I haven’t shared it yet?
There are a couple of things that are holding it up from moving it to the complete column, so today I’d love (aka I’m begging for!) your advice.
For the most part I’m really happy with how everything in the kitchen turned out. I kind of wish that we had done a farmhouse sink but oh well. Even though we got a faucet when we moved in, we’re having problems with it leaking and the sprayer hose isn’t working. There’s no sense in paying someone to fix it when it would cost less to just go buy a better quality Kohler faucet at Home Depot. Soooo at least I get a second chance with that. Here is our kitchen sink:
So I’m taking votes, please weigh in and let me know which of these faucets you think would look best in our kitchen:
ProMotion technology provides smooth spray head control and a magnetic docking system keeps the spray head in place so I won’t have the dismemberment issue that I had with the current faucet. It has my requisite stream and sweep wide sprays with flexible nozzles which make it easy to clean.
The Worth also comes in a oil rubbed bronze finish would go great with the copper trend that’s so hot in kitchen accessories right now.
I love the name of this one; it makes me feel like I’m the Sous Chef in my kitchen. 😉 It has the same awesome features as the Worth and also a detachable spring and spray head for easy cleaning. It’s also DIY installation friendly thanks to flexible hoses and quick-connect fittings. Bonus!
In addition to the ProMotion technology of the other 2, this one also has supply lines for a soap/lotion dispenser and a deck plate. It’s DIYer friendly as well.
Can you see how I’m having a struggle deciding between them?! All of these Kohler faucets are available exclusively at The Home Depot, they all resist corrosion and wear, have scratch shield technology that will help the faucet withstand my daily use. In other words I won’t be asking your advice on a new faucet in 2 years time. They all include a 3-hole sink adapter plate and are designed with ceramic disc valves that exceed industry standards by 2x for a lifetime of durable performance.
Next up is all of this real estate on top of our cabinets. I can’t find just the right configuration for it. If you have decorated shelf area on top of your cabinets, I beg you! Show me your #shelfie! I am in desperate need of ideas!
Usually my problem is I like too many ideas, but with this project, I just can’t settle on one that I’m in love with. Here is some of the inspiration I’ve found thus far, I’d love your votes!
I like the idea of collections like the All Things Heart & Home’s milk glass, Stone Gable’s pitcher, and Anything Pretty’s wine bottle collections below, but I don’t really have any collections…
I like the idea of the dried flowers like Serendipity Refined but that wouldn’t take up nearly enough room, so what to do with the rest??
Once you help me with these final 2 details (pretty please, I’ll be your best friend 😉 ) I’ll be ready to show you the final before and after of our kitchen, yay!
Please leave your votes in the comments below. Please and thanks so much!