March 14, 2011

a new look

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when we built our house 2.5 years ago the builder wanted to charge us $700 to upgrade our cabinet handles. ( not kidding, can you imagine?! ) needless to say we found an option that we could live with, at no extra cost. Fast forward to now and our kitchen is ready for a little update. A trip to a new Lowe's in the neighborhood,and there we have it, bright shiny new hardware ( for under $75 ). I am adoring the polished chrome finish.. even Kevin notices the difference!

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25 comments:

First House on the Right said...

Looks fab! Good on you for waiting, and what a saving! Nicolex

Kathysue said...

Isn't that amazing that they would actually charge that much to upgrade. You were very wise to wait and do it yourself, Good for you and they look great,Kathysue

LatteLisa said...

A 'new kitchen' for less than $75 ... love that ;-)

$700 to upgrade the cabinet handles! Was that guy serious?!!

Mimi said...

Love your chrome handles. Great buy! Mimi xx

Georgy said...

Wow what a difference the handles make. It looks great, love crome and white. G

SHERRY HART said...

I'm with Kevin...they look great!

modern jane said...

They look so great! A great update! I'd like to see the whole kitchen too:)

jen @ design blossom said...

Love the new chrome hardware! Great update!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

They look great! I had those drawer pulls in my last house, classic - possibly my favorite pulls :)

Lovin That! said...

What a difference - they look great!

Down Comforter said...

Those are some new and improved jazzy cabinet

Diane said...

Love the new look and isnt it great to find a bargain. But adding just one piece of custom hardware can really turn a room around.

jen e. said...

beautiful!- love the new look!!

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

Love the new look! So pretty and shiny!

Ash said...

love the drawer pulls! it's amazing how contractors' prices are INSANELY ridiculous compared to DIYing it...

Simple Dwellings said...

Wow- what an insane amount to charge for switching out cabinet knobs! You did a great job and chose beautiful knobs! I love Lowe's!

Beatriz Craven said...

Wow, it came out great!! We are doing everything through Lowes... my new best friend. Great pricing for a great look!

Hope you have a wonderful Monday!
B.

That Girl in Pearls

Danielle Oakey Interiors said...

the change is lovely..show us more of your kitchen!

Mary said...

What a difference $75 dollars can make!!! It looks fantastic!

About Last Weekend said...

Wow - what a difference. Looks amazing with the black!

Amy R. said...

Honestly, this makes such a big difference. I love it! I think you made a great selection:)

Amy R.

Pinecone Camp said...

Nice spruce up Sarah! All that prettiness for $75 - well done.
janis

Kendall said...

Nice little facelift! Great work!

things that sparkle said...

Looks amazing! Totally makes me think we need to do the same thing...

The Zhush said...

Well done! (I'll keep my nasty comments about builder's up charges to myself..)