Wednesday, January 29, 2014


The cabinets are in, the countertops are in, half of the kitchen is floored, and the sink, garbage disposal, and dishwasher are reconnected and working! Of course I don't have pictures of all of that, so you'll have to make do with what I have on the computer. Here's what we started with:
 Note the oak cabinets, tile floor, and lack of wall cabinets across from the sink/stove.
We took out the peninsula/island thing, which looked cool but was really a glorified trivet and not useful for much else. The two drawers and cabinets underneath it were it for storage; underneath the actual peninsula was just dead space. We also swapped the dishwasher and sink to place the sink centered under the kitchen window. We moved the stove across the room to get it away from the window and give more continuous counter space. Here Mark is hanging wall cabinets during one of our snow storms:
You can see the wall cabinets on the opposite side and the stove in its new location in the following photo. The pot rack is no longer up as everyone over 5' would walk into it (it was originally over the peninsula). At this point there were still no countertops, but we were using some pieces of the old countertop to make do until the new ones came in. We also put in a new overhead light to match the new lights in the living room and dining room.
 Here is the closer-to-finished product. The new countertops are in in this picture but there's still a lot of wall work to do. I have some better "finished" pics that I haven't gotten off of the camera yet. It doesn't look great in this photo, but I LOVE the new layout and look!

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