Friday, April 3, 2009

Down To The Details. . .

. . . in other words: "Alright already!  I want my kitchen back."

Now that we have been on this month long journey to a new and fabulous kitchen it seems to have slowed to a snail's pace.    This week we. . . put up the second part of the crown!   And that is about it--oh, and they took three doors away to fix that had issues. . . and they are looking for the glass doors that go on the cabinets by the fridge--they never made it back when that cabinet got rebuilt.  This may sound like they aren't doing a great job when in fact they are.  Our installer has taken an inordinate amount of time adjusting each cabinet to make sure it is flush and level. . .I am just ready to put my dishes in my cupboards and reclaim my space.

Oh, I actually started to do that anyway--regardless of the missing doors and hardware (The missing doors are glass anyway so they will look a lot like this).  Here are the most recent pictures:

I am stilling working on the arrangement of these glass hutch cupboards.

A look at my ceiling - it is a little rough since it is painted pine, (and we didn't sand it much) but I've decided I like it that way.

Still to do:

1.   Door adjustments
2.   Bring back missing doors
3.   Hardware installation
4.   Sink fix (there is a gap around the sink due to a misunderstanding that will be getting fixed)
5.   Moulding around window and door to formal dining room (otherwise known as the piano           room since no dining occurs there)
6.   Backsplash tile installation
7.   Hardwood floor fixes (it needs to be stained in areas where the cabinet footprint changed           slightly--then a final topcoat put on)
8.  Final touch ups

So you see it's not as close as it looks. And now that I just catalogued what still needs to get done it seems less close than it did a minute ago.  Maybe I will go put more dishes away--that seems to help.

What do you think so far?  How would you go about arranging the hutch cupboards? Should I put cafe curtains on my kitchen windows (I never meant to but they suddenly look like cafe curtain windows!)?


specialtconstruction said...

it's looking so good! Lovin' the blue dishes!! it's all very nicely arranged!

you are definitely getting closer!

Kimberly said...

It is turning out beautifully. I like the openess of the windows so I'd go without curtains (even cafe curtains would block some view). But I've never had a kitchen near a window like that so I don't really know what I'm talking about :) I think the arrangment looks lovely.

Vanessa said...

Look great! If I knew what a cafe curtain was, maybe I could give you an opinion :)