No, it's actually warm here in Buffalo with no chance of snow. I was going to say it is beginning to look a lot like a KITCHEN!!!!
Matt has been working really hard all weekend and has busted out most of the cabinet install including special framing for the dishwasher to support the future counter tops.
On Friday and Saturday Matt got the base cabinets started with the two cabinets to the right of the stove. He got them all leveled and attached to each other. These base cabinets will be topped with butcher block counter tops.
Next up Matt installed the cabinets that are along the wall to the left of the stove. He started with the very large corner cabinet, which required extra work to get it balanced and in place. Next he installed the sink base by cutting holes for the plumbing to be fed through, and then the final cabinet to the left of the sink.
After the base cabinets were installed Matt spent Sunday creating framing for the dishwasher and a support system for the counter top in the unsupported area around the chimney. In the future the frame work will have a cover panel added so that you won't be able to see into the corner. The frame Matt made had to very exact so that when the counter top installers come they will easily be able to create the template they need.
Here's the installed framing Matt added for the counter top:
This is what it looks like with the dishwasher in the space:
It's been a very productive weekend here, although the pictures and my words might not contain all the activities that went on. I make the installation of the cabinets sound simple, but it's very exact work and requires time to make sure that all the surfaces are level and plumb.
My husband has been rocking it out in the kitchen, I'm so glad I'm married to a man who is so handy and finds a way to complete very task with such precision. He jokes that he completes work with "tight clearances", but why not when you've got the skills?
You might be wondering just what I do all weekend, right? I'm the support role around here. I make sure there is food in the house, I prepare meals, I clean, I'm in charge of knowing about the cabinets/doors/hardware/etc, I help when he needs a hand, and I am make sure we're ready for what is coming up next in our lives.
In other news we also found some time to stop at the store to check out the counter top options available to us. We knew that we wanted our counter to be light in color (white family of colors) and we knew we didn't want it to be a solid color- it needed to have a little character. After doing some research we found a solid surface counter top that was within our budget for the color we were looking for. It's called sanded cream, and this was the only picture I was able to find.
Lastly I'll end with a photo of our friends' cute puppy, her ears are very unique and make her look so innocent. (She refused to look directly at me.) Her name is Betty and she is so very cute and has a very calm personality. I even let her sleep on my lap after she fell asleep- so sweet.