Now time for part 3.
It’s amazing how much change there has been since the last update. I’m sorry these posts are so photo heavy, but that’s the best way to show the progress.
Now, while it may still look like a construction site to you, (it definitely still is) I can finally see now how the design is starting to take shape. I’m so excited!
I’d also like to apologize for how dark the photos are. Most of the work takes place after we get home from work… so it just is what it is.
I last left you off with the old wall removed & the temporary wall supports up.
Well… the temporary walls are out and the beam is up!
The vertical beam is actually just temporary. We are having 2 columns made that will also serve as support to the horizontal beam. They will be approximately on either side of the one that is currently there. The horizontal beam will also be painted. I’m leaning towards white to help it disappear into the ceiling, thoughts?
You can also see the island bar frame!
Yobe loves this.
Then David got to work on the beast aka the old hot water heater. He somehow found a way to drain it and then remove it. We also discovered that our old dishwasher had been leaking very slowly over the last 3 years. So, he go to work on replacing the rotten wood underneath that. Man, he’s one hardworking guy!
David fixing something.
Around the same time, we removed the upper cabinets along the wall as well.
No more hot water heater in the corner & upper cabs gone! (Our old fridge is still plugged in & functional! Can’t wait to have the new one in there!)
Then we got to work on starting to put together the cabinets. The first step is to build the cabinet boxes. We have about 20 cabinets in total.
Two days of cabinet building later….
It actually wasn’t that difficult putting the cabinets together. Takes about 20-30 minutes per cabinet. Ikea makes it pretty simple. Curious as to how long the drawers will take us….
Can’t you tell how AMAZING this kitchen is going to be? Look at all that storage and space. I don’t have picture of it, but we also have the cabinets along the wall built too. The last box to put together is for our pantry!
Right now, the cabinets are not actually installed – we have them “dry fit” on top of the platform to make sure all of the measurements are correct.
Next up on our to-do list:
1. electrical work
2. patch wall along upper cabinet side
3. build the drawers for the cabinets
4. install cabinets
5. have the granite guy come out and take exact measurements
6. have granite installed
Over the next few weeks our contractor will be putting in dry wall, working on our columns and patching the floor where the old wall used to be.
There is obviously much more to do than that… but there really won’t be that much difference in the look of the space until the beautiful granite is in. So that will be the next post!
Thanks again to my family for all of their help & my friend Amanda, who has been so helpful! She brings her dog Carlos over to play with Yobe while
I put her to work she helps us on projects. Totally awesome.