The Lake House Renovation: Kitchen, Day 35

Posted 25 January 2019 at 10:22 PM | Comments (0)

The plumbers came today and finished the last of the kitchen hookups. An air gap, air switch, and insta-hot next to our kitchen faucet, and then an enormous hot water tank next to our laundry area.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kitchen Renovation Day 35

I haven’t shown you this view of our kitchen in a while (and boy, has it changed since):

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kitchen Renovation Day 35

The Lake House Renovation: Kitchen, Day 34

Posted 21 January 2019 at 8:18 PM | Comments (0)

The last of the kitchen appliances have arrived. Hullo, microwave hood! Hullo, dishwasher!

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kitchen Renovation Day 34
1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kitchen Renovation Day 34

The Lake House Renovation: Kitchen, Day 33

Posted 16 January 2019 at 8:24 PM | Comments (0)

It’s a bit painful for me to look at this window, even though it looks fine to you, I’m sure. I know that eventually I’ll get used to it. But right now, all I see is something that was contrary to my vision.

I wanted everything to be framed in 3/4″ trim, but it was not conveyed to our drywaller, so the windows weren’t prepared for it. After some serious thought, I decided to forgo my idea for what would be easier and less expensive to fix. It was a hard decision. I’m bummed.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kitchen Renovation Day 33

The Lake House Renovation: Kitchen, Day 32

Posted 15 January 2019 at 7:50 PM | Comments (0)

We have countertops! They are a pale-gray quartz with slight marbling, called Weybourne from Cambria. They look almost white, which is what I was going for—because when I looked at an actual white sample in the space, it turned cream. Surprisingly, the light gray worked much better here.

Always, always look at your color samples in the right light. That goes for everything.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kitchen Renovation Day 32

The Lake House Renovation: Kitchen, Day 31

Posted 14 January 2019 at 7:32 PM | Comments (0)

Trimming out our laundry closet today.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kitchen Renovation Day 31

The Lake House Renovation: Kitchen, Day 30

Posted 8 January 2019 at 9:57 AM | Comments (0)

The Duct Dude (he really calls himself that) came over to get the ductwork done for our microwave/range hood. It was stressful watching him cut through the brand new ceiling! I almost told him to forget it and go home.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kitchen Renovation Day 30

The Lake House Renovation: Kitchen, Day 29

Posted 7 January 2019 at 8:57 PM | Comments (0)

Knobs.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kitchen Renovation Day 29

I chose a smallish knob for the cabinets, because I didn’t want to go overboard with sleek bar pulls, like you see on our appliances. These little cylinders are like jewels against the wood grain, and they take turns sparkling as the light outside changes.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kitchen Renovation Day 29

They are the Moen Iso Cabinet Knobs (DN0705CH) in chrome. I bought them from Amazon.

The Lake House Renovation: Kitchen, Day 28

Posted 4 January 2019 at 4:30 PM | Comments (0)

Two out of four appliances have arrived. Sooo, can I start cooking here now?

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kitchen Renovation Day 28

The Lake House Renovation: Kitchen, Day 27

Posted 4 December 2018 at 9:59 PM | Comments (0)

DANG, it’s looking good in here.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kitchen Renovation Day 27

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kitchen Renovation Day 27

The Lake House Renovation: Kitchen, Day 26

Posted 3 December 2018 at 9:13 PM | Comments (0)

My husband sent me some photos of cabinet progress.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kitchen Renovation Day 26

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kitchen Renovation Day 26

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kitchen Renovation Day 26