Here is what we decided on doing:
|The quarter sawn cherry cabinets|
We bought a Hansgrohe faucet at Costco.
We have ordered a Akdy European stainless steel wall mount hood from Houzz. I don't have a photo. There will be a pot and pan drawer and will feature two 18" glass front cabinets. I will have more counter space than I have ever had around a stove. We preferred counter space over a pantry. That wall ended up looking like this:
|Completed Kitchen photo|
Instead of how it looks now.
The refrigerator was moved to a wall where Mom had a hutch. We built it in with a utility cabinet. A two step ladder is stored in the cabinet.
|In process: built in refrigerator|
The Chromcraft 1950s table with crushed ice gray Formica top.
|The Chromecraft Table in our kitchen|
We loved the retro vibe of this spun aluminum pendant light fixture from Elk Lighting. I bought it from Overstock.com. It will hang over the counter between the kitchen and the family room. In drawing below you can see the half wall into the family room. I love the little open shelf at the end of the cabinet.
|Completed kitchen photo|
The kitchen has a sink on that peninsula now. It will be moved to the stove wall. Dad's stained glass pendent will go to my brother.
|old kitchen photo|
We are not installing pot lights. Under counter lighting, a light over the sink, and the lighted hood over the stove will supplement existent outlets. For over the dining area we ordered this Percussion 3-light flush mount polished chrome fixture from Houzz.
We considered a stainless steel sheet behind the stove or metallic look tiles. We loved this tile!
|stainless metal tile backsplash|
We will get paint samples later and pick up a color from Betty.
I have lots of dishes to choose from.
This has been a lot of work. It was over a year ago we first talked to someone about a remodel. We looked at a lot of online and print information, visited numerous retailers, and spoke to three contractor/designers. When we saw something we liked I shopped around for the best deal. Prices change constantly, so if we saw a deal we bought it right away. As the flooring is going into the family room we will have to clear it out as well.
In the end we will have finished remodeling two rooms!
Now we have to pack.
Update: I found this great fabric for curtains! I liked the retro look with two tiers. It offers a lot of options for privacy and, as a western window, for when the sun is setting.