Close enough to taste it

Posted by Anita on 03.02.07 4:58 PM

MWD kitchen (c)2007 AEC

Can you believe it’s been 2 months since we kicked off our kitchen remodel?

There’s so much new since the last update — cabinets, moulding and trim, the range hood, gallons of paint, and a LOT of shopping — I hardly know where to start. In fact, if a cabinet snafu hadn’t delayed progress by 10 days, I might even be telling you that we were done!

Even so, we’re really getting down to the home stretch here. Our contractor told us this morning that he was really gunning to get everything done next week. It’s a lofty goal, but if he really kicks it into high gear, it could happen.

I’m happy to report that our kitchen feels remarkably true to the style and scale of the house, and that a couple of little signature pieces have turned out — dare I say it? — even better than we’d hoped. We have a gorgeous storage/seating bench in the breakfast room that our contractor built, a stunning set of cubbies over the ‘lab bench’ that the contractor’s foreman crafted to our architect’s specs, and a new “not-window” that mirrors perfectly the size, shape, and structure of its original twin. I find little things to gripe about, but all in all, I’m tickled pink, pleased as punch… and about a dozen other clichés, too.

Tomorrow, our cool stone-countertop guy will start installing our worksurfaces (honed dark slate on most cabinets, with butcherblock on the lab bench — thanks for asking!). As soon as that’s done, the tile backsplashes go in, the transom glass gets affixed, the fixtures get hooked up, and the appliances get installed…


What’s that…? More pictures? Come on, now — I wouldn’t let you down like that! You gotta know there’s another snapshot tour on Flickr, just like last time.




Comment by ilva

Oh it’s just beautiful-how I envy you!

Posted on 03.03.07 at 2:16AM

Comment by Sean

Stunning! I can’t wait until it’s done. (As I’m sure neither can you…)

Posted on 03.03.07 at 11:25AM

Comment by Tea

Wow, how gorgeous!

I was sorry to miss you at the market this morning (if you were there). I had a little something to give you…

Of course, had I not brought it I would certainly have run into you:-)

Posted on 03.03.07 at 7:02PM

Comment by Michelle

This not only is going to be SO incredible, it ALREADY is!! WOW! How exciting! :)

Posted on 03.05.07 at 6:21AM

Comment by matt

Ok, now I can’t wait to see it when it’s complete. And yes, you should make some celebratory churros! :)

Posted on 03.05.07 at 10:17AM

Comment by shuna fish lydon


exciting exciting!

Posted on 03.05.07 at 11:40PM

Comment by Steve

Do you have a dedicated pantry for beans? I think you should!

It looks super!

Posted on 03.07.07 at 9:03AM

Comment by Anita

It’s pretty exciting, huh? :)

We can’t wait to cook in it!!

Posted on 03.08.07 at 10:33PM

Comment by sairuh

Oh, wow, I love storage benches. And, as you know, you can never have too many shelves. ;)

Our kitchen is in need of a remodel, but it’s adjacent to the Add-on Room from Hell. The add-on is on a nasty slab foundation (different level), so it’d be very complicated if we wanted to open up the kitchen area. (Sigh.)

Posted on 03.12.07 at 4:54PM

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