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