Friday, August 8, 2014

Progress Report

When off-loaded from the truck, the new kitchen cabinets almost filled the living/dining room! I knew we were doing a serious upgrade, but I don't think I realized that what was on the plans translated to all this stuff!

The crew set to work right away to install as many as they could before our contractor went on a well-deserved week's vacation. One of the things they discovered is that our house is not level - so they built a low base for these cabinets to level the counter top.

 There was a lot of noise from drills and hammers; when we emerged again from our downstairs hideaway, most of the cabinets were up!

The new stove will go in the place on the left beyond the divider and the fridge will go in the hole straight ahead. There will be a matching alder wood panel to cover the "pony wall" that divides the working kitchen from the storage area.

You can see the skylight they installed in the kitchen ceiling. Best part of all, that beautiful wood-and-beam ceiling used to be covered up by a really, really ugly drop ceiling of plastic tiles.

And just look at how beautifully made the cabinetry is!

I had to insist to get my mitered corners, and I'm so glad I did - they look just as I had hoped. The open cabinet to the left has pull-out "tongues" for storage, as it's in a corner that would otherwise be wasted space.

The next task is to find knobs and pulls for the drawers and cabinets. Stand by for another progress report, one of these days.


Blogger Whiting Hyland said...

Looking good, the finish line is right around the corner!!! YAHOOOOO!!!

Friday, August 08, 2014  
Blogger Diane said...

It's gorgeous. Love the wood grain and those beautiful mitered corners....and the light, oh my! Looking forward very much to the next update, especially the hunt to find just the perfect pulls or knobs.

Friday, August 08, 2014  
Blogger Greg said...

Love the cabinets!

Saturday, August 09, 2014  
Blogger nancy namaste said...

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Saturday, August 09, 2014  
Blogger nancy namaste said...

Earlier post deleted because of embarrassing typo! Anyway, so exciting to watch this come together.

Saturday, August 09, 2014  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Whiting, thanks! We are still about a month from finishing, but we will survive!

Diane, thanks! You're right about those knobs, they must be perfect. :-)

Greg, we are thrilled with them!

Nancy, thanks! We are loving this more visible progress.

Sunday, August 10, 2014  
Blogger Katie Zeller said...

It's going to be absolutely gorgeous. I bet you are so excited.... So much fun to start putting things away.
And I love glass blocks, too!

Thursday, August 21, 2014  

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