Last week was the most exciting yet, in terms of the kitchen reno. Emmett started installing cabinetry and it feels like this space might finally come together after all! Click through for the latest update and for a sneak peek of our progress. PS… please excuse the image quality- it has been so busy, I cheated and took all of these images with my iPhone- I supposed increases the realness factor? Ha!
This will probably be one of the last updates before the big reveal… I’m trying to decide if I’ll do one or two more featuring plumbing fixtures, hardware installation, countertop installation, backsplash, and buttoning up the remaining details.
This was a big week for us…90% of the custom cabinetry was delivered and Emmett has been busy installing cabinets ever since they arrived. He spent the weekend hanging cabinets and the beautiful range hood before he left for Colombia this week- he’s actually installing more custom cabinetry in for work. No rest for the weary!
It’s always nerve racking to see the cabinetry come into a space, but I’m very happy with how it turned out. The scale is nice, we’ll have plenty of storage, and the vision is coming together.
I promised some people on Instagram that I’d go color match the custom paint and stain colors to the closet swatches possible, so look for that in the reveal. Unfortunately we did a lot of mixing to get the perfect color, so it’s not a swatch that is readily available. My plan is to find the most similar option for you guys.
The sink is now sitting atop the sink cabinet and making me VERY excited to have running water in the kitchen again soon. The oven and microwave combo is looking gorgeous alongside the fridge in it’s permanent position. Emmett didn’t have time to run the electrical and hook them up before leaving on his work trip, but I’m hopeful we’ll be cooking again in no time.
I’ve had some questions about the cabinetry in relation to the ceiling. Everything will get trimmed out with moulding, so to answer the common question- yes, the cabinets will appear to attach to the ceiling. They’ll get nice matching crown to tie the look together.
If you’re wondering what comes next, we’ll finish installing the remainder of the cabinets, add the plumbing fixtures, and then play the waiting game. The countertop fabrication is scheduled for mid April, and then we’ll tile the backsplash. In the meantime- we’re diving right into the laundry room for the One Room Challenge.
I’ve had some questions about the countertop and why it will take so long to be installed. Contractors (at least the good ones) book up quickly and are scheduled out, this is really normal. I deal with this on client projects all the time and it’s just part of the customization process. We have two beautiful soapstone slabs and I want to make sure they’re in the best hands. I can’t wait to show you! If you’re planning your own project that includes stone fabrication, you’ll definitely want to consider lead-time when planning the schedule.
We’re not really in a hurry anyway and we’re trying to save up money for the dining portion of the kitchen (upholstery, table, chairs, window treatments, etc). If only budgets didn’t exist. But really… saving is a big part of the renovating equation, unfortunately. Emmett’s favorite line is, “you can’t spend money you don’t have.” Haha!
That’s it for now! What do you guys think? I feel like we’ve been working on this project forever. It’s nice to have reached a turning point.
I’m taking the rest of the week off from the blog because my mom is here visiting, but you guys have an awesome weekend and I’ll catch you back here on Monday! Don’t forget to enter the hardware giveaway, because I’ll also be choosing a winner on Monday. xo