We spent this past Saturday looking for a kitchen sink, a hood for our island range, paint and interior doors. For the most part, we came up empty handed.
We thought we found a sink but then when we got home, I realized it’s finish wouldn’t match the rest of our kitchen, so I had to cancel the order this morning. Luckily, I did find another sink in the finish we want for $140 less. It even has the same dimensions and gauge as the original.
Done! One thing off the to do list.
We went to 3 different places to look for island hoods and came up empty. Home Depot had one that was $699 but not in our size, we’d have to special order it and they had a wait time of 2-3 weeks. I found other island hoods online but they were over $1800.
The funny thing about island hoods is that not very many people make them and there is very little in the way of reviews for those that do exist. We found one online for $499, and we’re trying to dig up some info on the brand, ENJEN, before we go ahead and buy.
**Note to selves, if we ever build another house, put the sink on the island and the stove against the wall.**
We did have a more luck with paint. We picked out the red (hardiePlank – horizontal siding), grey (hardiePanel), and white for the trim. We originally picked out color samples from Behr paint but we’re going back and finding similar shades by Olympic Paint. Our contractor has been using it for 26 years and thinks it does better in our climate than other brands. Back to Lowe’s we go.
We weren’t as successful with the doors. We saw a lot we liked and a lot we didn’t. I think our problem is that we don’t really care that much about interior doors. We do want to do a frosted glass door for the bathrooms. No worries, you can’t see in from the outside.
We don’t care too much about the interior doors, but we thought this one was nice. They also had plain doors at Home Depot for 1/2 the price. We both think we’d rather rather get cheaper doors and use the savings on bathroom tile.
OK, now to the exSIDING part, the north side of the house has been framed!
They started prepping the south and west side of the house on Saturday and they are pouring the cement for the north side retaining wall, south side walkway and driveway today. We can’t wait to check out the progress this evening!