Here is a recap of the first weeks of construction: G needed to extend two structural beams so we could open up the room and get rid of the weird layout. The vertical posts, seen below, need to be removed. In this picture you can also see the floor at the bottom right needs to be patched and fixed since it will now be part of the visible flooring. This is Day 4 after the project began (counted in total days, not work days only).
Pickles on the test patches, above. This is the floor we picked, below. ‘Jacoby’ stain on sanded red oak. The patched areas should pretty much disappear.
Getting closer, cabinets starting to go in, Day 34, below. Color of cabinets is creamier than I remebered. Good thing the paint I picked is a tiny bit warmer than the paint colors in the other rooms, Benjamin Moore: Swiss Coffee on the walls. Fridge goes in large box at right, sink centered under new window, the dishwasher will be where the Shop Vac is sitting. There will be black walnut floating shelves in the corner with the white 4×4 staggered tile. Countertops will be cararra marble & green soapstone.
This is the stove wall, there will be a large stainless hood as well as tile, and upper cabinets. Note the new door on left too, new doorknob, the old plastic door is gone! There’s a little ‘before’ reminder below.
Today (Day 38) the countertops are being ‘templated’ so it’s all coming together!