I am excited to share part three of our Atlanta Kitchen Renovation with you and tell you about the finishes and appliances we have choosen. The fun part is finally here! The recycled 100+ year old Heart of Pine Floors have been installed. It was milled from antique wood, kiln dried and shipped to our Atlanta Bed and Breakfast. We stored the flooring in the inn’s dining room where it acclimized to the temperature and humidity of the inn. This way we knew there would not be gaps when it was installed. We decided not to apply a finish until all appliances and work was finished in our Atlanta Kitchen.
Next on our To Do List on our Atlanta Kitchen Renovation was to have Kerry with W.M. Orr install our custom cabinets. It took several days to install them. Finally it was beginning to look like a kitchen. For weeks I had been looking at Benjamin Moore’s white paint samples and, finally, I was able to see the color we selected on our cabinets. Kerry suggested to always go with your first instinct when selecting your cabinet color and that is what I did.
In the fall after researching Marble, Granite, Soapstone and Quartz for our Atlanta Kitchen Renovation, we decided Quartz would be the perfect finish for the countertops. It is an extremely durable, man-made composite material and came in great colors. I selected a White Marble with gray veining for our island which is finished an espresso color and black with gray veining for the white perimeter cabinets. When it was installed, it was like putting the icing on a cake.
Finally, it was time to have all of our Appliances from Builders Specialitites delivered for our Atlanta Kitchen Renovation. Of course, I could not wait for our Viking Professional Six Burner Stove. My dream was finally a reality! When we started talking about renovating and planning our Atlanta kitchen renovation, the Viking Six Burner Stove was the one appliance I had dreamed about. Over the next few days Al and his trusty assistant from Builders Specialities delivered each appliance and patiently and professionally installed them one by one. If you asked me which appliance was my favorite it would be like choosing which is your favorite child. All I can say is that the Viking Appliances have saved our Atlanta Bed and Breakfast chef a lot of time and the appliances are easy to use! Who could ask for more?
On our next Atlanta Kitchen Renovation blog I will let you know about a few more of my favorite fixtures that we selected for our Atlanta Kitchen Renovation and answer that one and only question “Would you do it again?” Of course, I will post some finished photos to tempt you to renovate your kitchen.