We recently completely renovated our entire kitchen! Originally we were thinking about doing this next year, but excitement got the better of us. This was a very long process for us. We were able to find someone to buy our cabinets off Facebook Marketplace for $1,000 so we did that right away- at the end of August. We didn’t have a (mostly) completed kitchen until this past weekend – October 25! That felt like the longest two months of my entire life!
One of our main reasons for renovating the kitchen was to reconfigure the cabinets slightly to make room for a full size dishwasher. The one in the photo below is actually smaller than a typical one and we were running it almost daily!
Since our kitchen is such a huge project, with a lot of things to talk about, I figured I would break it up into categories. I wanted to start out with the cabinets because they were the first piece we put in. We ordered our cabinets from RTA Cabinets in Pennsylvania. We went with the white shaker cabinets. Working with them was pretty easy. They were able to create a blueprint of our kitchen using our dimensions and we could pick each cabinet that we wanted. Once we landed on a design, we placed our order. This part took some time, as there was a mix up with a wine rack that Joe had wanted. However, once they arrived we were thrilled!
The cabinets arrive on a pallet in boxes. Some of the boxes were damaged, but it is very easy to file a claim and get those pieces repaired. RTA was very good at replacing those pieces in a timely manner! Once they arrived, we had to assemble them. They came with good directions and a whole lot of screws! Luckily for me, Joe loves these types of projects and was able to assemble them quickly!
Then Joe & his dad, Mario, were able to install the cabinets into the kitchen. This part was tricky because our floor isn’t 100% level. This took a lot of time and patience on their part! In the end- it came out great.
The cabinets are white shaker cabinets with the soft close feature. I believe RTA was discontinuing these exact ones, but I will link a similar (almost identical) style!
After searching around, we ended up getting our cabinet pulls from Amazon! We ordered 10 inch pulls for the larger drawers, and 5.38 inch pulls for the small drawers and cabinets! We absolutely love them!