Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Wednesday: Paint, trim and counter prep (1/18/12)

I've fallen so far behind that I don't even remember what day the painters came in, but it was recently.  And before that, they installed the trim around the doors...

...and they installed the eBay bargain basement hood in the pantry, that will provide venting for the coffee roaster...

We also asked that they move the back wall of a very deep closet/bookshelf to the middle so we could have bookshelves on each side.  It turned out to be a very reasonably priced change and we went for it.

The deeper of the two wound up being on the pantry side - I suppose we could use it for storing kitchen equipment as well, if we wanted to.

This is the outer side at 14" deep.  I'm liking this much better than another closet.

And then the clouds parted and the sun shone through and the counters arrived!  (Just like when the Loewen window truck arrived...)

I can't even find the words to describe how difficult it was for the guys to help get this off the truck.  1000 pounds of countertops, tightly wrapped in plastic.

This is what the kitchen looked like a couple of days ago...

And now here's the sink/stove side, with an incomplete backsplash (with the computer niche back side painted black)...

And the fridge side.  We were unsure whether we would want a counter piece on the bottom of the opening in the wall, but I really like it.  It came with an unfinished edge on this side which still needs to be figured out.

It just seems more continuous, and that surface will be better protected than simply painted drywall.  (Raised bar countertop immediately to the left, then more backsplash pieces.)  Oh, and the second sink area:

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