Yay! We have kitchen cabinets and counters installed at “The Little Brick Cottage”. I went there the other evening to take photos and I had my 7 year old granddaughter with me, she’s been there a few times before with me. However, it’s been so long since there were cabinets in the kitchen, and the first time she was there with me, they were already torn out. So when I told her I needed to take some photos of the kitchen, she exclaimed to me, (as if I had missed a huge detail!) “Grandma, what are you talking about? There isn’t a kitchen!” “Well there is now Sweetie! Ta-Da”:
I was giddy to see how much work has been done… and just for those of you that love to do all the work yourselves…I’m at the point in my life when I appreciate having someone else do it for me… sometimes. 🙂 J (I’ll have plenty of work to do in here with a paint brush in my hand, every square inch will need to be re-painted!)
The cabinets we ordered from Home Depot, along with the countertops. This cottage’s budget couldn’t afford real stone counters, so we put in laminate, in a pretty faux stone finish in brown tones. I’ll get a better pic of that when the dust settles.
The hardware is on order from VanDyke’s, (I did a mix of hardware, just like I did in my master bathroom) and the sink, dishwasher and faucet will be installed by the plumber in a few days. I’m working on the lighting…I’ll be showing you a fun tutorial for some unique Farmhouse styled pendants that I’m making to hang over the peninsula.
With these cabinets we ordered, there wasn’t a side panel for the fridge, so we built one. (I use the term ‘we’ lightly, my very handy little elves actually did the constructing). I also asked them to pull the upper cabinet forward so it’s flush with the fridge surround, that little detail doesn’t cost any more, and makes a huge difference.
Our tile is laid in the bathroom too, as you can sneak a peek from here.
So this is the home for the range. If you recall, the fridge and range were going to be switched in the original plan, but due to where the toilet had to be placed, the door going into the bathroom had to be moved, thus this was the best compromise plan for the range.
Also, we had beadboard installed at a 5’ height in the kitchen, bathroom and both front and back entries, in keeping with the Victorian Farmhouse style that this ‘Little Brick Cottage’ is. (We knew it originally had beadboard in the kitchen, because we found patches of it under several layers, but there was not enough to re-use in here, but sure saved us in the dining room!)
A couple more update pics of the cottage:
Here’s the dining room with the bookshelves and window seats started…remember this wall didn’t have any beadboard on it, so I came up with this idea of built-ins for a fix…I almost wonder if this cottage had something similar originally. Also, the new windows and trim are done.
And here is the back entry…with a new basement door and wall separating it. Remember what it used to look like?