Saturday, December 7, 2013

Kitchen Work Continues

Upper Cabinets are In

Starting to Add the Doors
Trash Compactor will go in the Opening on Left

Dishwasher will go in the Left Opening
Refridgerator on the Right

Stove will go in the Center
Drawer Microwave in the Facing Cabinet

Brushed Stainless Handles and Knobs

 We purchased a Kitchen Floor Display for Basement Cabinets

I liked it just for the deep stainless steel Franke Sink which 
we'll use in the kitchen.
I do the dishes so why not?

I had to spend about Three Hours removing the Silicon that held it
in place on the Display Cabinets

Bathroom Vanities Delivered

The kitchen work continues although it was more of a lull this week than continuing. You can really see how the doors make a kitchen. Right now it’s just a bunch of white boxes hung on the wall with the doors leaning against another wall. I’m not sure why they haven’t hung them all yet but there must be a reason.

Riley Kitchen & Bath is opening a new showroom so they put all of their display units up for sale at significantly reduced prices. My better half suggested that we buy one to use in our future Family Room in the basement. I looked at her with that “Are you crazy?” look because why would we need two kitchens and that’s just more money we’ll have to spend. Her reasons made sense (to her) so being the dutiful husband I went along with buying these beautiful cherry cabinets at a price we (? She) couldn’t say no to. Truthfully the display had a really cool deep stainless steel Franke sink (I’ll get the measurements). When I found out we could use it in our new kitchen instead of the standard one that comes with the counter top, I went along with it. After all, we have an agreement. When she cooks, I clean up. Which means that I clean up all of the time.

Once we took the display apart and moved it, I had to spend about three hours gently removing the silicon that was used to attach it to the display cabinets. I used some Motsenbockers Lift Off Silicon Remover to help remove it all. It was still a lot of work and I had to be careful not to scratch the sink. It will look great in the new kitchen.

My better half was successful in picking out some really nice brushed stainless steel handles and knobs for the kitchen cabinets from Top Knob. This was despite my offer of assistance with such gems as:

·         “You probably want them to match.”
·         “They have websites that have a lot of them.”
·         “The website will give you suggestions on the handles that will go with the knobs.”
·         “You probably don’t want to mix companies with knobs and handles.”
·         “You might want to make the picture larger so you can see them better.”

She went into the other room to look more. I think it was because I was being so helpful.

Enjoy your weekend.