It was a very exciting time here this week, because we are one step closer to a completed kitchen. The cabinets have been delivered and installed!
I will never, ever forget the moment that I walked in to see the kitchen for the first time. I was instantly overwhelmed with happiness, so much so that a few tears managed to sneak their way out of the corner of my eye. After all the planning, all the decisions and selections that went into my favorite room in the house, it was finally real. I had previously only seen drawings on paper, and to walk in and be able to touch it, explore it, was an experience that I will not soon forget.
I forgot to photograph these cabinets under the cooktop open, but the set of double-doors reveals two HUGE pull-out shelves that will hold all my pots and pans. Notice the furniture detailing at the bottom? I just adore it!
All of the cabinets go all the way to the ceiling. I've always hated the dust & grease that can accumulate on top of cabinets in the kitchen. Plus, it provides so much extra storage space for entertaining pieces with the smaller cabinets at the top like this.
The side across from the fridge has a single standard drawer plus these special basket drawers. The baskets have plastic liners so they are easy to clean and keep little bits and pieces from falling through the cracks.
The end of the island has a small ledge where we will put stools for the kids. There will be large chunky table-style legs being added after the floors have been stained.
One last view of the kitchen as it appears from the great room.
Pergo laminate wood floors have been laid down in the basement level. They are a nice wide plank with a warm brown finish. These floors go throughout the sitting area and pool table room as well as my studio...
The tiers, along with the rest of the house, should be carpeted next week! We are looking at a definite move-in before Christmas, December 15th most likely at the latest! We are ALL getting so excited, the anticipation is just about all we talk about at the dinner table these days!