Tuesday, February 14, 2012

patiently waiting.

Our countertops were templated yesterday morning and they advised we'll have them installed within the next two weeks.  While we're not-so-patiently waiting for them to arrive, we'll move forward with finishing up the smaller details.  Our hope is that the only major thing to do after the countertops will be to install the backsplash and open shelving.

Last night we got around to the tall, narrow pantry cabinets.  Below is a dark shot from my phone.  Having all this extra storage space makes me unreasonably excited!  Just these cabinets alone will hold more items than the previous version of our kitchen.  We still have to add the toe kick to these cabinets (as well as all the others) and the top will have some crown to fill the gap between it and the ceiling.  There is also a side panel that will be attached to this cabinet to make it look completely built in but we are holding off on installing that until we finalize our crown moulding plan.  Installing the side panel after we paint the walls will also be a smart decision!

To do before arrival of countertops:
  • move outlet over the stove
  • install final upper cabinet
  • finish the rough plumbing for the sink & dishwasher
  • finish installing water line to the fridge
  • install toe-kicks under all cabinets
  • install filler/crown moulding on top of all cabinets
  • install under-cabinet lighting
  • paint the small portions of wall space not covered by cabinets and/or backsplash
  • paint window trim over the sink and touch up any other trim
  • hang light over the sink
  • move all of our food, pots, pans, etc. back into the kitchen (and out of all the random parts of the house where they have lived for the past month!)
While there is plenty to keep us busy, we are anxious to get our countertops installed.  Not having a kitchen sink and lack of work space have been the toughest part of this entire renovation!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, I like that pantry cabinet! Looks like the depth will make it super-easy to find things in it, unlike the deeper pantries. Can't wait to see paint, countertops, and backsplash in -- bet you can't either! Your to-do list, though, makes me cringe at the thought of doing my kitchen :-)


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