...our kitchen cabinets are up. More or less.
By the end of tonight we will have had a contractor out three days this week to hang them with Father-in-Law and Husband. By tomorrow we will (again, God willing) have our dishwasher and microwave installed. Maybe the cabinet doors will even be placed on each frame. And perhaps our master closet will be tiled. Although I'm not getting my hopes up.
Here are the cabinets that hang on the (west?) wall, the wall with the new back door and new matching French patio doors. The refrigerator will be placed at the far end and the stove and microwave will go in the middle. Also, observe the beautiful, newly hung blind!
These cabinets hang on the opposite (east?) wall. There is nothing in the center because that is where our sink will be located, and I don't appreciate head trauma while washing dishes. Our dishwasher will go next to the sink cabinet (not installed at the time I took this photograph).
These two cabinets will be placed tonight and comprise our new breakfast bar. There used to be a wall where they sit, with about a one foot tall by three foot long opening in the middle (a mystery to us). We removed the wall, opening the kitchen into the dining room. A much nicer layout.
These aren't cabinets, but they are exciting. As you can see from the previous picture, they hang directly above the new breakfast bar. The middle one doesn't have a light bulb yet, so you can see the white ribbons of glass. I've been thinking more and more about ditching the granite and (sob) quartz countertops and going with a very clean, crisp, white Corian, to keep the room light in spite of all the dark wood (and hopefully save a few, precious dollars). But that's just me kicking around ideas in my head. Depending on the price difference, granite is unfortunately (or fortunately?) not that much more in many cases. However, it requires upkeep. And I do not care for upkeep. This is why I will continue to prove myself to be a bad homeowner.
This is our dining room light. I can't call it a chandelier (although Menards called it that) because my requirement for a chandelier is that it be sparkly. But this isn't bad. This doesn't have any crystals dripping from its arms, but it does have nice shades that have not yet been placed. Husband picked it out, and I think he did a bang-up job. Now if only we could rectify that acute light bult shortage...