What Does My Kitchen Look Like Now?

Aptly enough, it looks like a construction site.

I haven’t gotten really good pictures of it looking like a war zone, but you can see it now, sans flimsy cabinetry, 1BTU gas stove (we joked that it had 1BTU that it shared among all four burners), sink, dishwasher and the Sub Zero.

Oddly, Zak pointed out that it looked smaller than it did with stuff in it.

Oh, and that soffit is now gone. Which is great, because that opens up more room for cabinetry.

The truck is blocking our street, and they are offloading said cabinetry into our garage right now.

In the rain, but hey–rain is better than sleet.

And, to the right, you can see the hole they cut into the wall to put in the built-in bookcases for the cookbook collection.

All of this the day before my birthday.

That is a heck of a birthday present!

I took a picture of the Sub-Zero’s new home–the laundry/utility room. They had a hell of a time moving the thing, but it forced me to take everything out and clean it, so no harm was done. And none of the guys was hurt or maimed in the moving of it–the thing is monstrous.

I am wondering if the lack of it is part of what is making the kitchen look smaller.

As more things happen, I will photograph and record them here.


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  1. I just love your header image and the look of your site. If I said that before , please excuse. Ha, that’s kind of what my parents’ house looks like right now. They’re re-vamping some of the wooden beams and sadly finding a lot of it eaten away by termites-YUCK!!

    Comment by Mona — October 20, 2005 #

  2. I’m sure it’s frustrating, but you must be SO excited too! Can’t wait to see the finished product, in particular the built in bookcases. I’m green with envy!

    Comment by Kim — October 20, 2005 #

  3. Welcome, Mona–the site design and art is all from my husband, Zak. He does great stuff–the art is all original, made especially for this blog.

    You can click on the right on Crazyquilt and get to his blog, which will take you to his website with his art, comics and music, and suchlike as that.

    He hasn’t done much art recently, as we have been doing stuff to our house, and that has taken up a lot of his creative juice.

    Kim! Welcome–you are right–it is exciting. It isn’t too infuriating to have the mess–I have a second kitchen upstairs, so we don’t have to eat out all the time, thankfully. I would go mad without it–because the stove is going to take eight to ten weeks to get here….so that is going to be an issue.

    But–it is great. I have never had a kitchen designed for me, to my specs before. This will be fun.

    As for being green with envy over the bookcases–they will be green, coincidentally enough!

    The kitchen is being done in shades of golden oak, green, terra cotta and stone that has those colors plus black running through it. The appliances are all black except the stove, which is going to be British racing green. The hardware is going to be bronze.

    The only part staying the same in these pictures is the tile floor…stay tuned for more pictures as they come.

    Comment by Barbara Fisher — October 20, 2005 #

  4. Happy, Happy Birthday, Barbara! I hope you have a wonderful day despite (or because of!) the grey, wet weather.

    Can’t wait to see how the kitchen evolves …

    Comment by Court — October 21, 2005 #

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