Monday, January 7, 2013

Kitchen continued...microwave and backsplash

I bragged about my kitchen being done in my 2012 goal recap post...and that was mostly true, but we still had (have) a couple of things we wanted to upgrade.

Here's what we had before (after our kitchen reno was completed last spring):
The Mr. really wanted a project to take on over a couple of days he had off before the holidays. We ventured out to Pilo appliances where we got our fridge and bought an over-the-range microwave. VERY exciting for us since we love to cook and currently do not have a hood fan (that lovely beef Wellington we made for Christmas made the house smell like beef for a couple of days!). I like good cooking smells in my house before I eat but not the day after :)

The Mr. re-did the wiring for the microwave as I mentioned in this post, and then spent time putting up the bracket and the cabinet for the microwave.

From there we knew we HAD to wrap the backsplash around behind and beside the stove (is anything simple actually simple??).

We were initially going to do a different tile behind the stove, but once we opted for the over-the range microwave instead of a stand alone hood fan, we thought it made most sense to carry through the bevelled subway tile we have in the rest of the kitchen. Now it looks like it was always done at one time!
We are now one step closer to actually finishing the kitchen (final step is to find and buy a stainless steel gas stove)!

14 comments:

Danielle said...

I think you made a good call continuing the same tile - looks great! And nope, "simple" is THE famous last word when it comes to home improvement! Good luck with the search for a stove :)

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Yes!! I love putting check marks on my "list"! Happy New Year!

www.chattafabulous.blogspot.com

Designwali said...

looks great

Designwali said...

looks great

Amelia @ House Pretty said...

Looks great! We don't have a hood fan either so I totally understand the need for one!

Tiffany Leigh Interior Design said...

I just adore subway tile. So classic and crisp.

emily said...

What a difference the new microwave makes! And the tile looks awesome continued around. The beveled edges are fab!

modern jane said...

It looks so different! So much better with the tile running all the way across.

Lindsey Gerrish said...

Looks great! And yipee for no more post meal smells!

Amy said...

Looks awesome! Great work :)

Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} said...

I think you were right to use the bevel tile all the way around! I think it look great!

Ashley said...

Looks great Heather!

Lindsay [rookie's nest] said...

That tile looks amazing, and I really love the countertops.

Tiago said...

Last year I went to Argentina and rented a furnished apartments buenos aires which had one of the best kitchens I had ever seen in my life. It was cool and I got to make pasta in the homemade pasta machine that came with the apartment. One of them was a microwave, and it has a manual of cooking in microwaves and I have learned to make a lot of delicious meal very fast and clean!

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