I took a few new photos after work last night so please forgive any stray crumbs. As you can tell it looks very much the same save a few accessories. What can I say? If I like something, I stick with it. (I know that isn't a very smart philosophy to have as a home blogger but it's the truth.)
Want to see more of the transformation? Check out the original kitchen before, during and after post.
So here is a short review on each key element along with a quick 5 ☆ review.
Cabinetry: Plain & Fancy have no complaints whatsoever. With the exception of the random bit of dust that is easy enough to clean off, they look and operate as well as the first day we had them. These were a major splurge and it was definitely the right call. ★★★★★
Countertops: Black Venata Soapstone Still happy with the choice. As expected, it did get scratched and dinged but it's not as soft as I was warned about. It's patina has deepened to a deep grey and I still love how it looks. I put everything directly on it - hot pans, juice, tomato sauce, etc and it can't be stained. ★★★★☆
Bridge Faucet: Rohl Country Bridge Faucet No complaints - still love it. ★★★★★
Sink: Rohl Fireclay Farmhouse Sink This one is a little tricky as I love how it looks nor have we had any problems with it but I do find it slightly more annoying to clean than a stainless sink. That's because of its handmade nature, the bottom is not perfectly sloped so not everything slides down the drain without a little push. So while it's a good product that looks great, I think we could have saved a little money by going with one that was cheaper and had a more uniform base. ★★☆☆☆
Bar Stools: Lyon Industrial 24" Stools Since I painted them a brighter blue, I thought I'd have to repaint them every few years but so far, they still look great. They were super affordable and have really worked beautifully for us.. ★★★★★
Cabinet Hardware: Restoration Hardware Glass Knobs Mostly surviving so far but we did have one handle that broke on a heavily used drawer. Easy enough to repair with a little crazy glue so I would pick these again. ★★★☆☆
Fridge: Ge Profile French Door with Ice So far, so good. Still like the design and it's not difficult to clean. The ice maker isn't perfect but it does the job. The only thing that really drives me crazy is the crisper door has a tendency to fall off but its easy enough to pop back on. ★★★★☆
Microwave: GE Cafe Over Range Microwave Bit the dust in year 4 right so not happy there. We have replaced the microwave 3 times now. I'm convinced these things are built to be obsolete in general but I still regret not doing a kit microwave and putting it somewhere else. Oh well, live and learn. NO stars for you! ☆☆☆☆☆
Stove: GE Cafe Free Standing Range No complaints. Work well and I'm happy with how it looks. The only small complaint is the handles are made of plastic with decals which aren't so easy to clean. At this price point, I would have liked metal handles. ★★★★☆
I think that covers it but feel free to ask about anything I've missed.