Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Almost There...

Pictures are below of the kitchen renovation that has been months in the making. We truly are almost there now, not much more to do, just finishing touches and moving in.

Coffered ceiling in the eating area, tin ceiling in the kitchen. The bar will have the same small schoolhouse lights as above the sink. Those are currently antique brass, I will paint them to match the others sooner or later. The large schoolhouse lights are from Restoration Hardware, the small ones are from Lowe's. For $30, I don't mind painting them myself.

Soapstone countertops, subway tile backsplashes, apron front sink. The upper cabinets will have two sets of doors - small at the top that are wood, longer at the bottom that have glass.

Slate tile floor - this one drove Jesus nuts. Not only are the tiles not all the same thickness, but they aren't all perfectly square either. I would say slate is not his favorite!

The To-Do List:
  • Mike to finish electrical
  • Tile back splash finished and grouted
  • Install reducers where wood meets tile
  • Touch up paint where grout stained
  • Install shelves, doors, and drawers in cabinetry
  • Install hardware on cabinetry
  • Install appliances
  • Install sink faucet, drain, garbage disposer, etc.
  • MOVE IN!
Seems like a short list, but nothing is as easy or as fast as you think it's going to be. We thought last weekend we would be moving in, but I said I bet it would be Wednesday. Whoops, we missed that one too, so maybe this weekend? Chris had joked awhile back that MAYBE we would be in by Labor Day...ICK...reality really does bite sometimes!
Jesus worked very hard to make sure things were done correctly and not just the quick and easy way. He did not cut corners or try to take the easy way, which is almost unheard of now. And while it has taken all summer, it really is worth it.


Blogger A. said...

Ooh, I love it, especially the transom windows!

1:57 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

We laid a slate floor in our bathroom... definitely hard to work with!!!

10:21 AM  
Blogger Jenni said...

LOVE your kitchen. This is just how I vision our kitchen. We already have the same slate tiles installed(ours are installed in a running bond pattern)I want the soapstone tops, the same style cabinets, and the same lights are on my wish list. I do have a 1" square light grey glass tile picked out for the backsplash. The slate is definitely a natural product.

9:51 AM  

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