One of the main reasons that I didn’t post much for the past few weeks is that our SLR camera was stolen. And while the iPhone camera is fairly solid when the lighting is good, when you live in a construction zone with perpetual bad lighting, the pictures just look a little blah. But I’ve finally ordered a new SLR camera and I’m excited to take proper pictures to show the progress in the rooms. Hopefully it’ll be here in a few days but let’s take a look at some of the progress we’ve actually accomplished in the kitchen.
As you recall, the kitchen looked like this:
And this was the plan for the kitchen:
Due to budget limitations, we went with Ikea cabinets and ordered custom doors from Semihandmade. The doors arrived last week and I couldn’t be happier!
I’m having the doors sprayed in a lacquer in Benjamin Moore Newburyport Blue (a little lighter than the ever popular Hale Navy and Polo Blue):
Pendant lights have been ordered and should arrive next week:
The countertops have been installed. We decided to go with Caesarstone Organic White instead of Pure White for a number of reasons. First reason being the price…the Pure White was significantly more expensive and I didn’t think the look justified the difference. The second reason was that the Organic White had more movement and interest to make it look much more like real stone (in my opinion). It’s not as white but I think that’s perfectly fine.
And of course, as you saw yesterday, we now have appliances and plumbing:
Still much to be done and I’m hoping to put together a punch list soon. Once the camera is here, there will be some pretty pictures to show!!