Thursday, September 13, 2007

Rolling, rolling, rolling along

The kitchen is taking shape much faster now.

They got the upper cabinets in and did part of the plywood for under the counters yesterday. The uppers on the side by the bar will have the glass doors.

Today they did the plywood for the bar area and the counter surface over the new cabinets along that wall.

They also were starting the installation of some of the appliances.

The double oven and the hood should be in when I get home tonight if all goes well.

There was a little hiccup with a light fixture.

Since I already have nice, simple recessed can lights, I decided to just keep those and not have new fixtures put in.

But one of the cans is right at the point where the cabinets above the new fridge will go.

I guess this is because the new fridge is wider than the old fridge.

They asked if I wanted it moved.

But there are six lights right now and they all line up in pairs. I think it would be odd to have 4 of them line up and then two of them be off.

So I told them to just take it out.

The kitchen gets plenty of light and sometime down the line I may put in under cabinet lights anyway.

It just peeved me that the designer came out three times to measure the space and it never occurred to her that the light might be in the way? Or maybe it did, but it never occurred to her to mention it to me.

Whatever. My goal now is to keep this project moving forward.

Supposedly the granite guy is coming tomorrow to measure the counters so the slabs can be ordered and fabricated.

Also tomorrow I am taking my car in for an estimate and to see the claims adjuster.

So that, like the kitchen, also is moving forward. Finally.


ReesePie said...

Looking good! Did you have to kick any ass?

Jill said...

No need to get tough.
I think they finally just decided "OK. We said it would take a month. We have been on this job three weeks. Time to get started."
Whatever it was, I am just glad it happened.

Alex said...

I like that there's a level in almost every picture. That's a good sign that they're doing a good job.

Do the cabinets go all the way to the ceiling, or is there a slight gap?

Mine to to the ceiling at the west end, and there's about a 2 inch gap on the east end. The guy installing the ceiling wasn't very experienced.

Yours is looking mighty good.

Jill said...

There is a small gap at the top that will be covered by a trim molding.
Remember how there used to be all that space at the top of the old cabinets?
I hated that space. Anything you put up there was just open to the dust.

Jill said...

You know, I didn't really notice the levels in all the photos.
But yeah, they had about 5 levels in there.
I don't know what it is, but I have always had a little fascination with levels.
It is such a simple concept of that bubble in there, but it is one of the most useful tools.
Yeah, I am a dork.