And we have cabinets!!!
New and better drawings are more "to scale" than my last sketches. This is what the carpenter went by as he made every cabinet on site.... for six weeks.
We laid each cabinet out PIECE by PIECE.... This was a full time job for me as I was involved in every tiny aspect... down to how wide I wanted each "style."
So... here is a rookie mistake. I thought I wanted a good 20" from the countertop to the hanging cabinets so I could put cute lamps or trays on my counters... What I didn't plan on was the extra height from putting all of my electrical boxes in the bottoms of the cabinets so as not to disrupt the backsplash. This made the "reach factor" VERY high... like 24-25" high. I hated it. To reach even the lowest cabinet shelf, I was going to need a step-stool. My carpenter laughed when he came back the next day. I explained my dilemma and we decided to just lower the cabinets and add extra moulding at the top, which actually worked out marvelously. I LOVE the thickness of the extra moulding.
Before Lowering the Uppers:
Lowered cabinets and yes, we have cardboard on the island. Remember, we are living here!!
Extra moulding looking fabulous!
Extra moulding on the rest of the upper cabinets! Here you can see on the brick floor what was the "old" kitchen. Darker brick is the sealed brick from old kitchen. We gained so much space. I love having 5 feet between the sink and my island. All of my boys are constantly in this space, so we aren't stepping on each other anymore.
Again, the old island is shown on the brick floor. We ended up cutting one brick worth of wood floor and adding about a foot more of flooring in that direction.
Notice the "feet" on the toe kicks? Each had to be hand scribed to fit against the brick floor. I drew the little design and my awesome carpenter hand made over 20 of these little feet for me.
And the primer is going on!!
Family room before:
Family Room After!!
If I would have known we were about to get hit by tennis ball size hail, I would have saved the expense of painting all of those windows!! The paper wasn't even off the glass when we got hit by the storm.
Next time, I will reveal the completed kitchen!! I can't wait to show you! Then, the laundry room is next!! Wait until you see it!
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