One never knows where they will find inspiration, I found it in the ladies washroom! I kid you not, I was at our new office on Wednesday and in the washroom was this beautiful white, glossy, large subway tile. I wondered, where would one find subway tile that big?
On Thursday I was at HD and there it was, on sale! They measure 4” x 16”. Each box covers 10 square feet and was only $20. I need 40 square feet but bought an extra box to allow for cuts and breakage. Total cost, $100! I am considering adding in some decorative tile depending on the layout once I have new counters installed. I am trying to avoid cutting the length of the tile.
I will be using 1/8” spacing with a light grey grout. The large size will give a lovely linear look and won’t be too busy, after all, I have a small kitchen.
In other kitchen news, I had to replace the drawer cabinet as it was falling apart. The cheapest one I could find was at HD. On sale for $99, it was right in my price range. excuse the mess.
I am a little overwhelmed by all of the choices and pricing things out at a cost that my budget can afford is a lot of work.
Next step is getting an over the range microwave installed. That involves cutting my cabinet down and a friend has offered to do that for me. Rather than putting doors back up over the microwave, I am going to leave them off and put baskets above the microwave, so that I can easily take them out to access my spices. Once that happens, I will start my door rehab with added moulding and painting.
These are the handles I have chosen for the doors. They are local to me, so I can pick them up. I am going for the 8” handles to be proportionate to the size of my doors. They are solid, not hollow and the price is amazing at only $2.39 each. They are in the Toronto area, if you are interested here is the link to the posting on Kijiji A lot cheaper than the ones at Ikea for the same thing.
So that’s my update. There is still lots more stuff to consider and be done, but it’s a starting point.