Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Rounding out the island

Almost 3 weeks after officially moving in, the island finally shed it's cardboard cutout of the countertop and swapped it for something a little more sturdy:

Saturday, August 16, 2008

It's in the Mail!

We welcomed the most recent addition to the house (and it couldn't have come soon enough) which was the mailbox. No more trips to the post-office to pick up the mail!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Kitchen Cabinet door pulls

Finally managed to install the door pulls on the kitchen and laundry cabinets.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Front Porch Construction

Our front porch was a bittersweet sort of event. We had originally hoped for a large copper porch topper but as the construction project was nearing its end along with wiggle room in the budget, the copper top found its way to the cutting room floor. We also wound up placing the porch lights flanking the front door right smack in the way of the split columns were to be up against the house.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Shower time!

The cultured marble shower panels were delivered and installed. I'm still scratching my head as to why I paid a $60 "measuring fee" when I had to cut every single panel to get a correct fit. Is this normal or did I just get milked for 60 bucks??

Wall prepped with liquid nail adhesive for the first panel:

Our improvised bracing system:

Friday, July 18, 2008

Cabinet doors!

Almost a week later and we've got (most) doors! No handles, but there's doors! They also added an 18" cabinet and shelves to the island that were not initially installed. Also added to the island was the leg extension where the wine cooler will go. (man, I wonder who installed that sweet hidden outlet in the bottom of the island???)

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Once the cabinet bases were installed, things seemed to slow down a lot. 4th of July holiday coupled with the cabinetmaker's vacation halted a lot of the cabinet progress, but allowed for the applicance installs. We opted for 30" Frigidaire double convection ovens, a mid-grade dishwasher, and a fairly large refrigerator.