Thursday, April 7, 2011

Close to completion

We're still miles away from really truly and completely finishing up the kitchen but I thought another update was in order. After all, now that the appliances and fixtures are installed, the cornice is in, the walls are painted and the floors are simply gorgeous this room is actually a kitchen. Remember? This is what the before looked like:
[Before: Dirty, dingy and ramshackled]
We tore out -every-single-thing- : old cabinets, built-in pantry, nasty linoleum and a vintage water heater.
[Original Designboard via]

This is our vision for the heart of our home: bright and airy with clean lines and just a hint of cozy country chic offset against clean industrial lines and color of the appliances.

We have strayed from our original moodboard in that the new accent color won't be apple green but the sweet turquoise from those beautiful oresund mugs my mother-in-law gifted me. Other than that, we hit everything pretty much right on the head.

Ignore the mess - there's drywall dust all over the place from all the work our contractor team has done on the walls in the adjoining laundry room and the electrician is crouching behind the stove finishing the stove hook-up but take a look around

[Close to completion: View from laundry room - you can see the little

breezeway leading to the dining room on the left]

[Looking toward the window: farmhouse sink with pull-out sprayer fixture,

dishwasher and refrigerator all lined up and waiting for action]

There're still plenty of things left to do (add knobs, paint trim, add window treatment, built eat-in nook, add open shelves, waterlox counter tops, etc.) but it is no doubt an actual kitchen! And a lovely one at that!

Oh, and you know how you can tell that you managed to find really special contractors for your remodel? They make you chopping boards with routered edges from the left over bits of butcher block counter top ...


cabinets - IKEA

countertop - IKEA

ORB pull-out sprayer faucet - Apluschoice on ebay

appliances - Frigidaire through hhgregg


Homestead Resort Sunwashed (Valspar National Historic Preservation Color)

Ultra Pure White (Behr)

Minwax Walnut

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