Saturday, November 24, 2007

Progress!

The cabinets & counter tops have been ordered. Now we just sit back (for three weeks) and wait. In the meanwhile, I am perfectly content with the plywood over my dishwasher (my NEW dishwasher!) and the large space under the sink without a cabinet.








Hubby finished the perfect little shelf for the microwave yesterday (more counter space!) and made up a shelf for my cookbooks as well. There are a couple little spots that need to be stained (corners and edges and the back half of the microwave shelf) but he'll do all the staining at once when the cabinets come in.






Now that the tools are put away, the floors are swept and most of my cabinets are reorganized the way I want them, it already feels like a much bigger and better laid out kitchen. The man knows how to make me happy, I'll tell you that!

Next on his list is moving the ductwork around underneath the kitchen so we have vents for heat. The one vent that is in there is currently blocked by the refrigerator and that just won't do at all. After that (or at the same time, knowing him!) will be wiring for the (yay!) new disposal and under cabinet lighting.

After everything is in and set, we'll have our tile guy come do the back splash (that's just one of those things we don't do ourselves) and then the last touch will be painting. I think it is actually possible that this project will be done before Christmas and therefore before Baby!

8 comments:

Hillary said...

Oh my goodness! I just got a "Holy smokes, that baby's coming SOON!" awakening! 40 days to go! When's your actual due date? (Pardon me for not donig the math)

The kitchen looks great! Can't wait to see the finished product!

heather said...

anne - this looks AWESOME!! i love it! already so much more practical in terms of space for your kitchen!!

Anne said...

Hills, it's Jan 5th...and yes, HOLY SMOKES is right!!

Thanks Heather! I love it so much already!

Dawn said...

...lookin' good, anniebella...

Jessica said...

It is such a good feeling to be able to see the end of a project in sight! Given what has already been accomplished...the two of you could totally handle the tile job. It is actually quite fun!

Jean said...

it's looking amazing and so much bigger! :)

Mrs. Mordecai said...

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Carbon said...

Ooooh, I love me a reno! I think it's a sickness! Great progress! Yay!