The Flip: Cabinets Go In

If you’ve been keeping up with the ol’ flip on Twitter or Facebook, you know that the great room is no longer big and bare and empty like it was here:

The Flip: Updates

That’s right, the cabinets have gone in!!!!  I filled you in on what they were supposed to look like here, but seeing them in person is entirely different from seeing them on paper.  It’s such a thrill to see them come to life!!

There are still some tweaks that need to happen (finishing installing the island, installing panels, crown molding and toe kicks, etc., but these pics give you the general idea):

The Flip: Cabinets Go In

In a nutshell, the kitchen has a back wall of cabinetry with a peninsula (that will have bar stools) coming out of the wall in front of the French doors, as well as an island separating the kitchen from the living area.

Here you can see the back of the peninsula – we did 12 inch cabinets there, so the space that you see behind the cabinets will become knee space for the bar stools and will be covered with granite.

The Flip: Cabinets Go In

I mentioned earlier that the cabinet guys need to finish installing the island.  The island cabinets butt up to a pony wall that houses the plumbing and electrical, but the pony wall is too long and needs to be cut down before the back panels and end cabinet can be installed.

The Flip: Cabinets Go In

There has been lots of drama over this darned island, and although it’s fabulous it didn’t turn out exactly as we’d planned due to some miscommunication.  The main thing is that the sink is not centered in the island – at all – so that throws our plan of having two pendants over the island out the window since it would look odd with an off-center sink /faucet between them.  We’re thinking about returning the pendants that we just bought (after the drama of having 2 other sets of pendants out of stock throughout the country) and getting 4 smaller pendants so that the off-center sink won’t be so glaring.  What do you guys think?

The Flip: Cabinets Go In

( This is the end cabinet that can’t be pushed into place until the pony wall is cut down. )

And the vanity in the master bathroom has been installed, too!!

The Flip: Cabinets Go In

We decided to pull the sink cabinets forward for a staggered look – it’s easiest to see from above:

The Flip: Cabinets Go In

How do you think the cabinets turned out?  The granite guy came to measure for the countertops yesterday, and the painter is supposed to start this morning, so I’m anxious to see everything come together!

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  1. christy says:

    I think it’s all looking awesome, and think that the four pendants is a good idea, or maybe even just three? But I think one or two would look strange. Can’t wait to see it as the granite goes on, and the walls are painted! So freaking exciting!

  2. Katrina says:

    The kitchen looks amazing!! It seems like its coming together so fast!
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  3. Irene says:

    Those are some fabulous cabinets. Are they semicustom?

    That kitchen is going to have a whole lot of storage, which buyers love.

    I forgot what you are doing with the floors – hardwood?

  4. I agree that two would look odd…I’d either go with 3 or 4 (I prefer odd numbers to be honest) or pick out a new fixture that’s got several light sources on it (like mine).
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  5. Liz says:


    Yes, they are custom! Custom doesn’t have to be crazy expensive, and even though we’ve had some communication issues they still came out much closer to our vision than semi-custom or off-the-shelf would have. We’re happy campers!

    As for the floors, we’re going for bamboo – eco-friendly and quite pretty, so they were a no-brainer for us.

    Christy & Averill,

    I totally agree, I like odd numbers as well – but I worry about that darned off-center sink being highlighted with 3 pendants – like why isn’t the sink centered under that middle pendant? Hmm, we’ll see . . .

    ~ Liz

  6. Jessica says:

    What about doing an island chandelier similar to the one below? I like how it still has the pendant feel to it but wouldn’t look off balanced..
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  7. Lauren says:

    Forget slow & steady wins the race – you guys are killing it. Wow! Can’t believe how quickly it’s coming along (whether or not it seems like it on the front lines?) Really, properly impressed.

    (Can I have your contractors when they’re finished? Should be any day now, right?)
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  8. kathy says:

    looks like everything is coming together nicely! i like the small set-back in the bathroom cabinets – it definitely gives the space a unique feel