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Posted: 11/16/2010 in deliveries

The countertops are in. And I love them. Here’s some pictures from different angles.

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Let’s see. Still no disco ball. But what has happened?

  • the folks from Counter Intelligence came and did the template for the granite countertops. We chose a granite called “New Caledonia” (which was not the one we had originally thought we wanted, but it looks really nice with the cabinets and wall color.)  George told us that they had this kind of robotic arm which translated the necessary measurements onto a CAD program of some kind. That would have been cool to watch! (And no, I won’t buy one for you for Christmas!) The countertops should be installed late next week.
  • the kitchen island is secured in place, and they built out the back side of the cabinets so that the outlets can be flush, underneath, not cut into the side of the cabinet.
  • some more cabinets (upper ones) are installed
  • the measuring and cutting for the oven and microwave install has been completed
  • the built in “look” of the cabinet surround for the refrigerator has been started
  • the siding subcontractors are beginning to re-side the back of the house and the addition
  • one of the cats is so stressed she pooped in the tub! (that was no extra charge.)

Here’s a few photos…

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And with that, it’s time to go to work…

Check it out… photos of the present status of things. The base cabinets are set in place, and we’ve fine tuned the placement of the center island. I’m still stunned at all of the space. It’s over twice what we had. The lead carpenter/super nice guy George from AWDB did a mock up of the counter top on the island so that we could get a feel for what it would be like.

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Cool beans. 🙂

P.S. Someone asked… this is the company propaganda on our new fridge. Cooler beans. And some are frozen. 🙂

So today the cabinets and appliances were delivered. EEEEEEeeeeeeeep!!!

Yes, I confess to being excited. However, the when I put the hardware up to the cabinets, it immediately made the decision for me. The one in the middle (the knob) is the clear winner. The other knob is the wrong color, and the pull is just not right. It looks too “busy” to me. I know these things are subjective. But I also know when I know that I know.

SOoo… first pictures of the cabinets:


And the floor (which was installed yesterday – I had a 12 hour shift and didn’t get to take pictures…):


And a bonus – appliances wrapped in plastic wrap (contain your excitement!):

SO… here’s the color swatches on the walls:


I personally like the color on the left. I’m outvoted at the moment. Our kitchen cabinets will be cherry with an ‘espresso’ glaze. (I know, sounds appetizing!) The granite will have a lighter beige/brown base color and flecks of black and steel blue are throughout.

And here’s the knobs/pulls for the cabinets:


I like the pull on the right. I’m the lone vote on this one, too. We have to reach an agreement soon, because time’s a wastin’!!

The good news is that the cabinets are coming this week, as well as the appliances. I’m excited about that.