Monday, November 12, 2012

Things they are a' changin

Things are a'changin here at CMR Phase II:  Kitchen-new.  I can thankfully report that our major dust storms are over!!  Demolition = CHECK.  Drywall = CHECK.  Most of the shrapnel vacuumed up = CHECK.  Subfloor poured = CHECK.  So now we wait for the good stuff and some of that is already happening!!
Primer completed and chicken wire awaits the concrete....
Underneath all this pretty "ply board" is our subfloor!!  It's level, I've got my 95" ceiling height and it's looking GOOD!

Sorry for the "over exposure" but in a sunny day it's virtually impossible to get a good quick photo in this direction.  It's a problem of too many windows.  A problem I am LOVING to live especially on those foggy SF days.  But here, both doors are open to the atrium so you can see what a large opening it is!

The while ply-board and the white walls make everything look a little larger than life, yes?  But soon, very soon, we're going to have loads of color in there.

So, that's the way things looked this morning at 8:30 when I took the last pictures and headed out to a meeting. It was all quiet on the front. No construction crew. Nothing. I returned from my meeting at exactly 10:00 and looky here!! A WINDOW!!! A Big Beautiful WINDOW!!! Gone is my boarded up hole in the wall. Amazing.

Isn't she a beaut???
This week is going to be a BIG one.  Cabinets are to be delivered and set, stainless steel back splash will be installed.  The sink (which I need to track down) will be set.  And then next week we're on to tiling the floor and cutting the stone for the counter tops.  Foreman Luke still promises that I will be cooking my Christmas dinner in the kitchen-new (of course for those of you in the know - - you understand that we make reservations for Christmas), but still, I will be cooking Christmas pancakes there and pouring loads of champagne.

George the Elder and I picked out some preliminary colors yesterday.  I think we're both happy where we're headed, but we still need to wait for the cabinets to get a final bead on what we want to do.  We really loved our "atmospheric" of kitchen-old - - and I think we've decided to go in a similar direction with kitchen-new assuming that the new-atmospheric substitute compliments the blue of the cabinets.  We won't know until they're in.  We're going to go with two colors in the kitchen (how bold are we?).   One on the stairway walls and another less bold color on the small areas near the cabinets.  Or at least that's the plan.  Who knows??  But, kudos to our guy at "house of color" for using his little color matching gizmo to get really excellent matches of the colors we were looking for.

So, onward to the really exciting parts.  The pretty parts.  The let's really see what kitchen-new is going to look like parts.  Fun, fun, fun!!

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