Thursday, October 4, 2007

Just chillin' ... with my new fridge

Finally.

All the appliances are installed.

I got home from work last night to find my fridge and dishwasher in place.

Lovely.

I have not had occasion to use the dishwasher yet (I may give it a test run tonight just to see how it sounds, etc.).

And I haven't moved things into the new fridge yet.

But the icemaker and water dispenser seem to work just fine.

I want to give everything a good cleaning and get the shelf liners in before I move stuff back into the kitchen.

I started today by cleaning some of the cabinets, including the glass-doored ones. They look so nice.

I figure I will use the weekend to get stuff headed out of the spare room and back into the kitchen.

It took me a good solid day to get things out, I figure it will take at least that long to put it all back together.

Plus some stuff will not be coming back in, and I need to decide what that stuff will be.

When I emptied the kitchen it was simply putting things in boxes. This will mean more sorting and organizing.

Also, here is the shot of the finished floor that I have been meaning to post. It is now George-tested and George-approved. He likes flopping down on it and rolling around.

And, on my way to work today, I stopped by another tile place to look at backsplash options.

I found some beautiful stuff.

I think I may have found what I want.

The only problem is it takes at least a month to get it because it is made-to-order tile.

I want to make that decision and place the order by Monday.

For now, I have some (more) sample tiles to take home and look at in all the different lights.

I know it is just tile and if I get tired of the color I choose, I can replace it. But at $14-20 a square foot for some of these options, I want to pick something I really love.

To put the prices in perspective, the floor tile cost $1.79 a square foot. But it also was not handmade and special ordered.

So that means the kitchen may not be done until mid-November.

7 comments:

Lauren said...

Whoa, nice. That fridge looks like it takes its refrigeration very seriously. I'm suddenly getting a Henry Rollins vibe from it, but I don't know what that says about my taste (or my ability to read refrigerators' personalities).

The floor looks great. Everything looks great. Awesome choices. And good luck with the backsplash!

Jill said...

Yes, that is quite the fridge.
Cubed ice or crushed? Both. Thank you very much.

I figured why not just get the good stuff, right?

Thanks for checking in here. I hope you are doing well. We miss you here!

Vicki said...

Wow! Your kitchen looks amazing. Tiling is great fun, huh? It's certainly rewarding. I can't wait to see the backsplash. I'm expecting lots of funky colors.

Sona said...

Oh I love the way it all looks together!

Can we get pics of the tiles you were thinking of choosing????

Jill said...

Vicki,
I am thinking of just one color. But I am so up in the air over this still.

I have too many options now!

Sona,
I will try to get some pictures tomorrow morning when the light is better. By the time I get home tonight, it will be too dark to get a good shot.

There is a place near work called Mile of Tile with a bunch of tile stores all near each other. I maye try to get over there before work tomorrow to see if I can find some stuff at better prices.

Angela said...

"George-tested and George-approved." I love it! What a beautiful kitchen! I hope you have a great time with it. Good for you!

Jill said...

The kitchen isn't even all the way done and I am already enjoying it.
I made pot roast a couple nights ago.
I still need to bake something, but the oven still stinks up when I turn it on.
Which I guess is not unusual.
So I will keep making cheesy toast and baked potatoes in it until the smell burns off.
Then I will bake something.