The ONE thing I would never do again with my kitchen renovation! | Klutch Photography | Vancouver family photographer

The thought of a new kitchen is pretty dreamy, right? It was our time, well it was sort of time for a new (er) kitchen. We’ve been in our home for 13 years, it was a new build when we bought it, but we never got to select any of our kitchen or house finishes. Even though they were all new, they were never the finishes I would have chosen if I had the option. So the kitchen being a home depot special was starting to look a little tired. Not to mention that 10 months prior we had a small faucet leak, which caused some internal counter damage, which then caused our “new faucet” to literally manoeuvre better than a five speed gear shift when you turned it on. This went on for months, like 7 months of race car driving while doing the dishes! Painful.


This shit show of a faucet reminded me of a kids book called “If you give a mouse a cookie”, the idea is, you start with “one thing” and that one thing will lead to many other things you had “not planned” on doing! That’s how the birth of a new kitchen started. But let's be clear, we were ONLY going to replace the counters, faucet and sink. Hard no on everything else, said Greg (hubby). Just typing that makes me laugh, as that was not what was going to happen! As a trained interior designer, a half-assed renovated kitchen was not in my plans!


The only problem, I have a husband with a “perception” of what a kitchen should cost and what “he likes” in a kitchen (k, let me be clear, I’m all for opinions cause were in a partnership, BUT the man doesn’t cook, clean or use our kitchen)! I was up for the challenge, I knew I could convince him on the backsplash, and the new light fixture. That part would be easy! But selling him on was updating the cabinets, that would require a miracle as they were in fantastic shape and looked almost new. My problem with them was not in the style of them, I LOVE a good shaker, it was the colour! Medium wood in 2019, reads as dated, old and very dark looking.


So the journey began, I emailed several companies who specialized in painting cabinetry. I know what you’re, ” Dina, you’ve lost your mind, painting cabinets is a terrible idea”, “ They never turn out the same or as you get with a factory finish”.

I’m not going to lie, I had that exact fear myself.


It was the only option, why you ask? Cause, If I went to purchase a new cabinet style guess what kind I would choose…wood SHAKERS in white! So let’s take the old shaker cabinets off and replace them with white factory shaker cabinets for a minimum cost of $30,000! That makes no senesce what so ever as I don’t poop dollar bills. Hence why the inquiries began!


I contacted three companies, one didn’t bother to email me back, one quoted me through email, and the last company Kitchen Makeovers (they came recommended twice by a local nosy neighbours site) emailed me right away and asked if I wanted a free in-home consultation/estimate. I loved that idea, as I had a lot of questions that I would need answered before I said “yes to the dress”!


Tanya (founder/owner) arrived at my door, chipper and prepared. She answered all of my questions before I asked them, not kidding. She’s clearly passionate about her business and stands behind the quality of the refinished products they produce. Her knowledge and honesty are not normal in this day and age. Which sold me!


We booked in that week, and yes I got Greg on board! He was still not thrilled at the idea, but he was trusting my judgment. I’m serious when I say, this wasn’t the funnest thing to do, lose your kitchen to a refresh but the reality is after it’s done you never look back. The cabinet refinishing was the fastest part of the whole renovation process. The reno took 6 weeks, and the painting only took 3 DAYS, THAT’S IT! Your MINDS BLOWN RIGHT.


No joke, Greg was really impressed (if you know my husband well, that is not a common occurrence that happens…him being “impressed” with anything that is), he said he “liked it”(Just like Mikey and the Life Cereal commercial)! Mean while I’m literally weeping with joy ( As you can tell we’re complete opposites)! They look as though we originally bought them from stock, they looked seamless, smooth, and fresh! It’s utterly impressive the quality of work! And let me repeat this, there in your home for 3 days, that’s it!


I was so impressed with the finished product that I wanted to promote how amazing this process is, so Kitchen Makeovers is offering all my friends, family & followers a discount of 10% off if you book in before January 31st, 2019!

Use promo code: KLUTCH


So the one thing I would never do again if I need to renovate a kitchen is to hesitate in using Kitchen Makeovers to repaint my cabinetry, and you shouldn’t either! Call 604-599-5501 or email them today for a free in-home estimate. Make sure you use the promo code KLUTCH to get your 10 % off!

www.kitchenmakeovers.ca

BTW- The colour we chose was Chantilly lace!

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East Barriere Lake Shuts Down 2018 /Klutch Photography / Vancouver Documentary Photographer

As I enter into documentary photography more, and leave behind more, and more of the posed photography (minus the quickie sessions), I really wanted to document this crazy group of EBLer’s wrapping up 2018 in traditional lake style with an all ages party at the J & C’s Cabin.

It’s all low light, no posed moments. Just these amazing humans, making memories well into 2019.

#EBL

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2018 QUICKIE MINI SESSIONS are open, BOOK NOW! | Klutch Photography| Vancouver Family Photographer

 

It's that time of year again, for you and me to have a quickie together!  We've waited all year for this moment and it's finally arrived! There are three dates and three locations available this year. The session run from 8 am until my last booked session at 12 pm.

These sessions are fast-paced and are way more portrait influenced for updated "grandma" shots then my life unscripted full sessions!

Please read all the details below BEFORE you stalk my inbox with your requests, no skimming allowed people! lol.

ALL REQUESTS MUST BE MADE THROUGH dina@klutchphotography.com. I can not guarantee a spot for you if you text me, facebook me or call me!

Disclaimer: I'm not responsible for any EXCESSIVE fun, real smiles, kids not wanting to leave, laughter or any good times had. Just so we are clear.

Btw- if  you're reading this late and you can see I'm sold out, ask to be put on the waiting list! Family's have busy lives and things always change.

I'm looking forward to seeing you all this fall... so here we go!

Location NO.1

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WHEN: Sunday, September 16th, 2018 (rain or shine)

WHERE: Blackie Spit, McBRIDE AVE, SURREY  

MOOLA:  $140 (all in)

 

 Included:

a 15-minute session for a family of four (extra people can be added for $25 per additional person). Sadly after September pets are not permitted in this location, if this has changed I will let you all know.

* 3 fully edited, high resolution digitally downloaded images straight from the proofing site!

* two-week turnaround on proofing galleries.

private online viewing gallery for your image selections.

* option to purchase more OR all of the files within your proofing gallery!

The session must be paid in FULL to hold your spot within 48 hours and is  NON REFUNDABLE, so if you cancel, I will be donating your deposit to some rad organization that helps others over the holidays.

Please email all inquiries to dina@klutchphotography.com.   All requests will be taken in order of emails received, so don't panic if you don't hear back right away!  Once your time slot is booked, more details shall follow in another email (later).

AVAILABLE BOOKING TIMES

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WHEN:  Saturday, September 29th, 2018 (rain or shine)

WHERE: Elgin Heritage Park, Surrey, BC 

MOOLA:  $140 (all in)

 

Included:

* a 15- minute session for a family of four (extra people can be added for $25 per additional person/pet).

* 3 fully edited, high resolution digitally downloaded images straight from the proofing site!

* two-week turnaround on proofing galleries

* private online viewing gallery for your image selections.

* option to purchase more OR all of the files within your proofing gallery!

The session must be paid in FULL to hold your spot (within 48 hours) and is  NON REFUNDABLE, so if you cancel, I will be donating your deposit to some rad organization that helps others over the holiday session.

Please email all inquiries to dina@klutchphotography.com.   All requests will be taken in order of emails received, so don't panic if you don't hear back right away!  Once your time slot is booked, more details shall follow in another email (later).

AVAILABLE BOOKING TIMES

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Location NO.3

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WHEN: Saturday, October 13th, 2018 (rain or shine)

WHERE: Surrey Lake Greenway, SURREY BC (located on 152nd between 72 ave/76 ave)

MOOLA:  $140 (all in)

Included:

* a 15- minute session for a family of four (extra people can be added for $25 per additional person/pet).

* 3 fully edited, high resolution digitally downloaded images straight from the proofing site!

* two-week turnaround on proofing galleries

* private online viewing gallery for your image selections.

* option to purchase more OR all of the files within your proofing gallery!

The session must be paid in FULL to hold your spot (within 48 hours) and is NON REFUNDABLE, so if you cancel, I will be donating your deposit to some rad organization that helps others over the holiday session.

Please email all inquiries to dina@klutchphotography.com.   All requests will be taken in order of emails received, so don't panic if you don't hear back right away!  Once your time slot is booked, more details shall follow in another email (later).

 

AVAILABLE BOOKING TIMES

 

 

8:40am     BOOKED

9:00am     BOOKED

9:20am     BOOKED

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Take a look at last years Quickie Mini Photography Session at Blackie Spit!

 

 

 

Thinking you might want a full session instead because you're more of a "life unscripted" then "portrait" kinda family? Click here to see my full family session gallery!

 

 

 

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