Sunday, February 15, 2009

A Functional Kitchen

Tile in (but vent hood not yet back in)

I think the progress is significant, but this will look great 
when the cabinets are a uniform color

Dan is a fan of his "sizzle feature" (a push-button disposal)

A definite improvement

Vent hood is back; the lighting above the stove makes us think that 
under-the-cabinet lighting would look good all around

Our kitchen is now functional, but not all cosmetically "there" just yet.

Dan topped off the finished backsplash with a layer of sealant last night (just to be on the safe side) and all our appliances are back and in working order. 

Next steps:
  • Decide if we want to install an "I love Lucy" window in the wall that backs up to the dining room
  • Paint the walls
  • Paint the cabinets (likely a linen color on the outside, some slightly different color on the inside)
  • Install crown molding all around (what's up there currently doesn't match on all walls)
  • Replace fan and dated lighting fixture with two low-profile light fixtures
  • Have the upper bookcase finished — we'll bring Phil back for this
I hope I can be helpful somehow!


Moeko said...

omg it looks so good! and i vote for the i love lucy window :) i think it would open things up and make it all look bigger.

can't wait to see it in person!

Mego said...

wow. love it.