Happy Fourth of July everyone! I was scrolling through Facebook today and looking at all the festive pictures and memes, and interspersed between and the red white and blue was this gem…
It made me laugh out loud…so I had to share, of course.
Anyway, in the last post I left you with a trailer full of cabinets…
and an empty kitchen.
Then one day this happened…
And now we have the beginning of a kitchen!
So, would you like a quick tour?
First up we have the wall with the sink.
The sink is a high back, double drainboard, vintage sink reproduction. It’s from a place called NBI Drainboards and I’m pretty excited about it. Although, Adam had to rebuild the cabinet it sits on, since we severely misunderstood how the sink had to be installed (click here to read more about the sink). To the left of that will be the dishwasher, and on either side of the window will be the open metal and wood shelving.
I’m currently trying to decide if we should tile this wall (counter to ceiling) or leave it drywall. Opinions welcome.
Next is the wall with the oven.
This wall has the only two upper cabinets in the kitchen, which aren’t installed yet. They are going to sit on the outside of the base cabinets and go from countertop to ceiling, and between them will be tile. To the right is where the refrigerator will go. Also, I’m loving the setup of the lower cabinets. We have a narrow cabinets for cookie sheets and whatnot and a bunch of huge deep drawers, which I’m thinking will be much more functional that the standard cabinets with doors.
Here is a closer look at the those upper cabinets…
Lastly we have the island.
On the far left side we have the prep sink, and next to that some more deep drawers. I’m not sure what Adam has planned for the next two sections, but I know we are installing an under the counter microwave, so I’m guessing it goes in the middle somewhere.
Also, the island required some last-minute changes during install. We had originally planned a deep island, and Adam built small cabinets for the sides to give us extra depth.
But the plumbing for the prep sink didn’t quite hit the cabinets where it needed it to, so after much debate we decided to move the island back about a foot and flip the cabinets to face the living room.
This gives us a thinner island, but a nice wide hallway in the kitchen. Hopefully isn’t not so wide that it feels cavernous, but wide enough for our (soon to be) family of six to maneuver and work around each other.
And that’s the kitchen! I am now 100% caught up in this room, the pictures you see here are what it looks like at this exact moment.
Next up are the white concrete countertops. All the supplies from Z Counterform should be here this week and we plan to pour this weekend. Neither Adam or I have ever done a DIY like this, but after reading (and watching) a ton of tutorials and talking to the people at Z Counterform, I’m feeling pretty confident that it will turn out really well.