Good Evening All,
The cabinets arrived on Monday, just like Jerry’s Cabinets promised. We opted for a plain raised panel maple cabinet with a clear finish to show off the grain. We love them. We also wanted a lighter color as the granite top will be dark so the contrast will be good with a white cast-iron porcelain clad sink. My old-fashioned touch.
Bottom cabinets were installed on Monday and Tuesday. Then the cabinet people were side-tracked on another job, but will return tomorrow to begin installing the upper cabinets.
My impression was that the kitchen was small to begin with and I thought that the cabinets would make it look even smaller. I was pleasantly surprised as it actually looks bigger to me. We have a peninsula instead of an island as the layout didn’t allow for that. The peninsula is actually longer than the original plans called for. I opted for a built-in oven and a cooktop on the peninsula. Lots of drawers and lazy-susan’s. There is a breakfast nook on the other side of the peninsula so we didn’t want a breakfast-bar type top.
The granite company will come and measure and make a template next Tuesday, then the tops will be installed on 12/30. That means that we will not be in before next year. That is fine with me as I still need to pack.
Here are a few pictures. Note: I still need to pick out the pulls. So back to shopping 🙂 Somebody’s got to do it.
I know this feels like it is taking a long time, but to me it’s been lightening fast. Decisions, decisions, decisions.
I’m afraid that I am looking at the only present I want this year and forever, to just be done with this and retire from the DIY business. I hope you have enjoyed my little blog as it is about the only thing that keeps me sane. Well, that might be debatable.
Annie, Maple Cabinet Lover