Weekly Kitchen Update No. 4

Well, friends, I am happy to say that our kitchen is nearing completion. It's so close I can taste it! Of course, in reality, we have at least another 2-3 weeks, but details, details!

During our last update, I shared images of the cabinets without doors. 


As of yesterday, we have doors! 

The wet bar area.


And the buffet area.


The refrigerator has received its new custom panel doors.


The new back door has finally arrived and been installed!


The hood is in place, and the dishwasher has its new custom panel as well. 


Our new two bowl, apron fronted, farmhouse sink (if you'd like a reminder on all we had to choose from in terms of sinks, click here) has found its home under the new kitchen window.

Lots of progress in a weeks time!
I'm sure you can see why I am excited.

What about you, making big progress on any projects around your house?

 Next up: completion of the cabinet inserts, priming and painting the cabinets, and counter-top install! 
Fortunately, we managed to select a counter-top, but the paint color is still under discussion - wish me luck!

Until next time, 

Weekly Kitchen Update No. 3 - Plus I need your help!

The kitchen is coming along leaps and bounds! 
We've had our set backs, certainly, but progress is definitely being made. 


As you can see, all the boxes along the West wall have now been completed!
And the appliances are in place.


Check out that stove! 
The starting point for this whole project.


To the right of the stove will be deep storage drawers, then the dishwasher and sink. 
Between the sink and the wall will be the much coveted platter storage. 
Can you tell I am excited at this stage??


The built in fridge flanked by the pantry, which as a side note, has turned out bigger than we could of hoped for - very happy with that outcome. 


So here's where I need your help. 
Now that the cabinet bases are in place we can move forward with the counter-top selection. 
The problem is, we can't decide which way to go. 
Mr. DD wants more contrast, I want less. 

Here are a couple of options we are considering, separated by the backsplash tile. The tea pot lid represents the stove color and the background tile is the actual floor tile.

Hope that makes sense.

So, what do you think - lighter with honey toned veining or darker all over honey color. 

Until next time, 

Weekly Kitchen Update No. 2

Well, the cabinet maker has been working hard for a little over a week and I've got some progress to show you. Truth be told this has been a very hands on experience for us - so much so that both Mr. DD and I have felt a wee bit unprepared. 

Yes, it caught me by surprise as well! 

But enough about all of that, I'll get to the pictures already.


We'll start in the new wet bar area. Here we'll have three upper cabinets and three lower cabinets, separated by a counter-top, sink and faucet.

The hole in the wall (at the left) is the existing laundry chute that we built around.


This is the view when standing in the main part of the kitchen looking into the wet bar area.


Moving on down the East wall, this is the area that I refer to as the buffet. There will be four lower cabinets, which are only 18" deep. There are a variety of upper cabinets all 14" deep, which will also hold our above the counter microwave.


The straight on view shows all the detailed upper cabinet configurations. 

OK, well, that about sums up the progress over the last week. It's going well, especially now that some of the major design decisions have been made, but of course, it's a slow and detailed process that we are eager to complete.

We're hoping the other side of the kitchen will be complete by the end of next week so we can go forward with cabinet paint color selection and counter-top selection as well. 
Fingers crossed!

Until next time,