Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Kitchen appliances and electronics

A single electric wall-oven compliments our existing gas range. Both are made by Frigidaire. We used a strategy for good value in kitchen appliances. A range and single oven will cost substantially less than a double oven with a separate cook top.

A life-size Guy Fieri looks down on me while I prepare meals.

More Guy, with our "Jetson's" pendant lamps in the foreground. That's money.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

More looks around the kitchen

We are not done yet, but here are some more views of the new half of our kitchen.

Our buffet/hutch is supposed to look like a piece of furniture, instead of a kitchen cabinet. There are oak psuedo-supports that will be mounted on the ends to help with this visual effect.

The two chairs by the window will be our "Starbucks area," for sipping coffee and tea in the morning. We still need to find a table to go between the chairs. Do you think the color of the chairs works with the rest of the room?

A look down my bar, er, our eating surface. Seating for five, although it's a tight squeeze to get by the wall mounted TV.

Our new prep area and wall oven. That lower granite slab runs seamlessly through the wall into the original kitchen and wraps around onto an existing cabinet. Our granite installers did an outstanding job.

More pictures will be up later this week.

Monday, May 25, 2009

The "after" shot

We're not done yet, but the kitchen looks very close to its final appearance.

I'll post more pictures soon.

Our new granite counters

Yes, there are countertops under those pies.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Our new kitchen in service

Some of the thirty pie varieties that my wife made for our annual Smoke Day party. They are spread out on our new counters. The kitchen design works brilliantly.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Getting close

The kitchen is beginning to look as I envisioned it. I used a cabinet shelf as a make-believe counter top.

Interesting color and lighting in this one.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

I love it when a plan comes together.

The cabinet in the foreground above, gets mounted over the cabinet in the background below after the countertops are installed.

I've got to do something about the spotty lens on my camera.

The granite gets measured on Monday, and a new countdown begins.