It’s been a little while since I updated the blog. Why, you may ask? Well, I was busy moving into my brand new home. Okay, it’s not brand new but it feels brand new to me because I was living in an old run-down apartment. It was time for a change and since I got a promotion last year I can finally afford to live on my own. It’s a blessing that I actually found a place in this market. I feel like there’s so many expensive homes going up around where I live. Of course, since I opted to buy a less expensive home, it comes with a few things that need to be fixed. The first of which, the kitchen! As you all know, the kitchen is my sanctuary. I love to cook. I love to wash dishes (yes, I’m crazy). And I love to just hangout and read in the kitchen. The kitchen in my new home was a bit run down and old. That means I needed to get my act together and fix it up.
My first instinct was to take on the whole project by myself. I went to my local hardware store and asked a few questions about remodeling/renovating a kitchen and within the first five minutes of the conversation I could tell that I was in way over my head. So I couldn’t do the job myself. That means I have to set aside a budget to remodel… But I just spent every dime I had on the down payment for this house! Darn. I was feeling a bit down so I decided to chat with my sister. I brought up my situation and she mentioned a company she worked with after moving to New Jersey, KitchenBuilders.net for her kitchen cabinets. I told her I barely had a budget and she was insistent that they were able to work with her small budget.
The next day I decided to check out their site and see what they had available. Everything looked good. I was impressed at their selection so I decided to fill out the form on their website. Within twenty minutes I had already set up a time to chat on the phone with one of their kitchen cabinet specialists. The chat we had was very pleasent. I told him all about my dreams for a new kitchen and lack of a budget and he said they can still make it happen (on a payment plan, of course). Later in the week I stopped by their showroom to check out some of their cheap and discounted cabinets. After a quick discussion I signed some papers and scheduled a time for them to start. I brought pictures and a video of my kitchen so they wouldn’t have to come by and give an estimate.
Two weeks after visiting their showroom the contractors showed up and said they would be able to install the cabinets in two days – woohoo! I opted to live in my house since they weren’t technically remodeling the whole kitchen and I could still use it when they weren’t in it. Even though I could still use my kitchen, I ordered from delivery.com almost every night. FYI, let me know and I’ll give you my referral code and you’ll get $7 off your first order :-).
Two days pass and the kitchen cabinets I ordered look amazing. I’m so happy with the quality and really enjoyed the process (it was so darn simple). As I think about the future, I am already planning to take out the current gross laminate countertops and replace them with granite. Yes, this will cost a lot of money but it will increase the value of the home and make me happy (which is even better).
Let me know if you want to know more about the project or KitchenBuilders.net. I’ll be posting before and after pictures of the project here and on Pinterest soon!