Kitchen in progress

Here is a recap of the first weeks of construction: Floor being patched, walls open for electrical. Day 10.

IMG_1728Beams boxed in, walls getting closed up, Day 16, above.


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.


Walls getting closed up. Note 3 windows to the left because they are about to be removed. Floors are done but covered to protect them. Day 25 below.IMG_2153

Windows gone, LED lights! Day 28nowindow.

New window and wall finishing, Day 32, below.IMG_2214

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 was a great idea Ann came up with, replacing the window over the new sink location really opens up the room, it’s going to look great. IMG_2269

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.

IMG_2263Below, plastic door, horrible fridge, weird corner.

Today (Day 38) the countertops are being ‘templated’ so it’s all coming together!