I am jamming to get this update posted while it is still technically the weekend. Somewhere in the world is it still Sunday, I’m just sure of it.
Last week you’ll remember I told you I’d been assured we’re over the messy part. Now, I will admit that “messy” can mean different things to different people, but to me, messy is not over. But we’re making progress, to wit:
Ms. Lovely Dishwasher is now in place and ready to be hooked up. And no I have not removed that protective film which may be the reason it looks a little off color. Underneath it really is stainless, and the handle has not been attached.
The range is in the room now, ready to slide in as soon as the counter is installed.
This is where the refrigerator will go …
Tomorrow Claudio the Electrician will be here to power up the appliances, install pendant lights over the peninsula and install the new ceiling lights. Glory be.
Here’s a shot of the range hood being “dry fitted” just to make sure everything lines up right. It does. And no … it is not white! It too is totally covered with protective wrap, but its is white instead of clear.
Yesterday we went to the biggest stone yard you can even imagine to meet out two granite slabs. This was new for me. I had no idea how this was done, but that’s part of the process. The sample we saw at IKEA was only a sample. Since granite is a natural product there can be variations.
Here they are, two slabs from the same stone, each with its own official serial number. The pattern/color is called “Sunset Gold.” I don’t see gold, but I don’t always see things the way others do 🙂
And a close up …
The counters will be officially measured this coming Wed., then installed on Nov. 11.
We still need to pick out the backsplash tile that will go in the usual place that backsplash goes, as well as the entire wall behind the range hood. I found some that I really like, but I’m not sure. It’s at Overstock.com of all places (I know, who buys tiles sight unseen online?) It’s shiny glass tile in a color called “Smoke.” I’m not sure we should be associating smoke with a new kitchen, but it is quite pretty. Check it out HERE and tell me what you think.
I’m thinking about a big Grand Kitchen Re-Opening celebration once this is all done. I believe the menu will be all Swedish.