It’s been a couple of weeks since my last kitchen update and more progress has been made. Tile has been laid, appliances delivered and there’s a new door where the sliding glass doors used to be. I now have a new sink with running water (yaaay – almost two months without is a long, long time) that is under a new, taller window.
Of course, we did encounter a few minor problems along the way.
First, the wrong tile was delivered, so we had to get that replaced, but luckily it only took a day. The wrong tile was one we had chosen originally, but when we brought a sample of it home we felt it was too close in color to our existing brick tile and wanted more contrast between the two.
The new tile looks great against the brick, but in retrospect we wish we had chosen a different shade since it blends in with the cabinets too much.
Second, there was some confusion about the refrigerator. We bought a Sub-Zero that is panel ready, but when the cabinets were installed, they forgot to put in the cleats with the flush inset. So I have a big refrigerator in the middle of my dining room until the cabinet installer returns. Sigh.
We did get the cook top put in, and it looks great. I can’t wait to use it!
The oven and microwave are still in their boxes, hanging with the refrigerator until they can be installed.
A new door now is up, replacing the sliding glass doors. It will need to be stained to match similar doors in the house, like this one that had to be taken down because it needs to be shaved to accommodate the tile.
The new window is up as well. It’s not quite as wide as the old one, but is much taller and I don’t have to bend down to see out of it.
And here’s the lovely new sink, complete with a new faucet and running water!
Our neighbors keep asking for updates – one said she knew work was happening each day with all of debris piling up outside.
I told her that was nothing compared to all of the dust inside, LOL.
At least we’re getting there! Up next — paint, back splashes and installed appliances!
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