Dear Diary: I’ve decided that 24 hours is long enough, thank you, to be without a full, working kitchen. The worst part is not having a sink. Or a counter top. The sink can’t be installed until the counter top is in place. And the counter top can’t be ordered until all cabinetry is installed. But there’s hope on the horizon, my friends. Most of the cabinets were installed today!
First there was one (upper) cabinet.
Then there were two.
And finally, I spied a whole collection of upper cabinets!
Then came the lower bank of cabinets, plus doors for the upper subjects. Please note the yellow leveling device in the photo above.
It’s a digital leveler that, according to Mark Wagner, is infinitely more accurate than a standard “bubble” leveler. Mark Wagner is the construction crew’s head honcho. I trust him.
More Tuesday work: the refrigerator was moved from west wall to east wall. The 19th-century oak cabinets on the east wall are original to this house. I refuse to part with them. The lower cabinets are in fine condition, so I am keeping them, too, but I shall paint them white. The green laminate counter is being lifted and replaced with new, to match the south and west wall counters.
And speaking of counter tops! For the new kitchen, I selected (quartz) “Alpina White” from Silestone. Now I’m thinking the gray-ish color is not much to my liking. I have until this weekend to change my mind.
Mind telling me what you think of “Alpina White”? And more importantly, what color would you use for the backsplash when you have white cabinets and the aforementioned counter top?
I’m all ears, baby.
Thanks for reading. Another update — with door pulls and double walls ovens, I hope — will magically appear tomorrow