To prep for these cabinets to be installed, we have quite a bit of work to do:
- finish framing
- re-install dining room built-in
- rip out old floor
- patch large hole in floor (with studs) from old chimney
- install 1/2" ply subfloor
- electrical (that includes getting electrical bids)-hired out
- plumbing-hired out
- drywall-hired out (we still need to get bids-is there anyone you can recommend?)
- new to us back door (purchase & install)
- frame out and install new basement door (we are using the door that went from our bedroom into the kitchen as it is in great condition)
- put in gas line for stove
- put in vent duct work
- decide on pantry pull out shelving placement
order dishwasher--> hoping to hit up labor day sales this weekend and score a deal
- order cabinet bin pulls
- order hinges for cabinets
order kitchen sink
- clean up basement so contractors have access-it is not only dangerous, but is one scary sight right now
Which brought me to the sink ($715 retail)-why not hit two birds with one stone? Really rack up those credit card points.
Anyways, here's how I came out. Definitely did better on the dishwasher than the sink. However, I am going to keep looking for a better sink price as I can always return the sink if I do find a better deal.
Oh, and in case you are wondering, we decided on the Kohler Anthem undermount sink & the Bosch 500 series built-in dishwasher that has a noise level of 46db (according to Steve this means really quiet) and adjustable top rack (vino anyone?). Want to see what other dishwashers we were considering? Look here. So many darned decisions.
You found any great deals lately? I think that we have already saved about $3k on kitchen stuff by waiting for sales. Now if only Rejuvenation put their bin pulls on sale...