Thursday, October 7, 2010

97% Done!

This past week we have nearly finished all the cabinets (still need to install some drawer fronts, glass, and knobs), installed our counter top, installed appliances, finished electrical work (still awaiting the shades for our island pendants), and we are now awaiting the plumbing, which is tomorrow. I cannot wait for what I consider to be the most important appliance: my dishwasher!

Here are some pictures of where we are at right now:

You can see we still need the shades on the pendant, plus we need glass on the side door of the island and in the upper cabinets:

Shot from one end to the other - check out our new fridge! GE Cafe, side by side.

Bare naked bulbs need some shades! Hood was purchased on of all places:

Counter top made of Brazilian soapstone and our farmhouse sink:

View of island and range:

These are called runnels I think. Some people call them drainboards. They help reduce pooling of water on your counter top as you are drying dishes.

Mixed hardware scraps make for some cool looking pull out drawers. Andrew will install the drawer fronts and hardware this weekend.

We will be putting things away and COOKING all weekend long! Yippee!!!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Kitchen is Almost Done!

So yes, I suck at blogging. But here I am, a couple of months later, back at it again. We are about a week out from a finished kitchen, and not a moment too soon. I will be on October break for an entire week for the first actual week of a finished kitchen. Yay! I don't have to scrounge around for food anymore and beg from teenagers!

Our cabinets FINALLY arrived from Scherrs Cabinets. Of course, it didn't arrive in perfect condition and some cabinets were nicked and damaged. They easily accepted them back from us. The biggest issue came from this IDIOT who our contractor hired to install the cabinets. Well, wherever that guy went to cabinet installation school should take his cabinet diploma back. The dunce managed to put the doors on BACKWARDS so that the painted finished side was facing in, and the unfinished side out. If that wasn't bad enough, he put exposed screws on the outside so all you saw were silver screws on the outside of each cabinet. He was fired immediately by our contractor, who had to cover the cost for new upper cabinets. Argh.

Well, here they are:

View from living room:

View from dining room:

Pantry + Desk area:

Close up of desk:

Farmhouse apron front sink by Franke:

We also ordered some lights from For our dining room chandelier, we ordered the Ventura, partly for the name.

Cabinets, almost done and organized!

This week should be countertop and appliances! Finally, a working kitchen after 3 LONG months.