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September 9, 2015

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Last night we built and hung the supports for our vent hood insert that is being installed today, along with the rest of our appliances. A crew of three hilarious, kind, knowledgable guys from Frigidaire flew in last night and stopped by to get to know us and the kitchen before the big install day today. It’s a huge day for us and the kitchen and since all of you have been so supportive of this project (and probably just as curious about side-by-side ranges as we are), I thought it would be fun to live instagram the day!

Follow @ChrisLovesJulia to see it all go down. They are arriving at 8am MST (with donuts–eee!) and we couldn’t be more grateful or excited.

What do you think?

  1. jill says:

    HI! I’m a long time reader but I’m backtracking a bit as we are now preparing for our own kitchen reno. :) I’ve taken a pretty thorough look at your posts, but can’t seem to find one that explains how you built the range hood cover. Am I missing it? Thanks so much! Love your style!

    • Julia says:

      You aren’t missing it, sorry! For some reason we never got that post up.

      • Sherri says:

        Ditto this! We’re tackling this soon in our lakehouse. Challenging project as it’s a tiny (but open) kitchen with 7 foot ceilings. We really don’t want to lose the window currently over the sink, but we’re moving the range there. So I found an amazing inspo pic of a built in range hood over a window and would love to see a tutorial on this. I looked at all 3 kitchen renos and didn’t see one!

  2. Evelina says:

    I peeked on instagram and they look great!!!

  3. BeccaS says:

    Is it weird that I am just as excited as if it was my own kitchen? lol

  4. Meagan Briggs says:

    Awesome! Can’t wait to see the updates!

  5. Exciting! (And the tile wall looks amazing!)

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