I did splurge and pay $100 for delivery. I would have had to make quite a few trips and my time and fuel would have cost me more than their delivery fee.
This is one side of the kitchen before demo began.
Bob is working on demo while I take pictures!
This is a view of the other side of the kitchen before demo.
After photo of kitchen.
Note that I added a pantry.
While I no longer feed a family I still wanted more storage.
Another after photo. Those are old hats of TJ's up top as well as his old rope saddle.
I did an overhang with the counter as much as I could without having to use corbels to create a bar area.
Turns out I love that bar area and sit there all the time!
My counter tops are laminate. I am probably the only person in the world that absolutely can not stand granite. I have a friend that does granite and offered to do them at a deep discount for me and I just couldn't force myself into granite. Granite tops can harbor a plethora of bacteria and if you don't believe me you can read about it HERE . I also find granite to be very cold and hard. I figured that with concrete floors and dark cabinetry I needed something to soften my kitchen.
The kitchen was fun, but I couldn't measure for counter tops until the cabinets were installed so I lived with no counters and of course no kitchen sink for 2 weeks. That was kind of a hassle but worth it when it was all said and done.