Monday, February 18, 2008

Pictures of two kitchens

It should really be three kitchens because to fully appreciate where we end up, you should see where we began. But, sadly, I have no digital pictures of the kitchen we just demolished. So you will have to picture for yourselves a very small kitchen with gray "like plastic" cupboards and (best of all) the reflective metal panelling on the ceiling. Because everyone needs a mirrored kitchen ceiling. Let's just say it wasn't beautiful.


Our current kitchen is in the basement. It's not too bad, except I really do miss the dishwasher (despite my earlier post). And I really don't recommend concrete as a choice for flooring. We've lost more dishes to breakage in the past month than we had the past year. So, for those who have asked, pictures of the basement kitchen:


Countertop and cabinets pictured here were transported from demolished kitchen down to temporary kitchen (thanks, Pete!). Stove (gift of Bidny-Paleys) is on the site of second water heater, which failed a few years ago... very convenient, since gas line was already in situ, and required just a little re-piping by J. (Remaining water heater is just out of pic to right... and still functions fine, knock on wood.)

Door at left goes to back portion of basement, now under construction. Plastic-and-tape-covered door goes to horrible bathroom... source of occasional sewer back-up (but not any time soon, we hope)....

Former laundry folding table now makes excellent breakfast bar....
Doors from left to right: to garage, pantry, and to remainder of basement at front of house, where the new stairs descend....
Close-up of pantry....

I'm also including pictures of the future kitchen. The framing is well on its way to being done and roughing in is also starting. It's going to be a big kitchen...an embarrassingly big kitchen.

Looking southeast, through what will be the kitchen. Sink will be under left window.Looking southwest, other end of kitchen, where home-office desk will be....Pivoting northwest from previous picture, toward backstairs.
Just 4 or 5 months to go....

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