In the past week, the kitchen has started coming together so beautifully and with every new arrival and addition, we’re feeling overwhelmed with gratitude for this space. It’s our dream kitchen, truly. And it’s not even done yet! That being said, I thought it would be nice to get you up to speed on what still needs to happen in order to stick a fork in this project.
We have been getting creative with tight shots, especially for a shoot we had this week in the kitchen–but when you pull back–well, there’s a tiny oven in a large range nook for starters. Haha. Chris and I made a punch-list of everything that needs done. Here’s the full list.
• Hang the walnut pantry doors. There will be double doors leading into the pantry. When they open, it automatically turns on the light inside the pantry–just one of those little details that get me excited.
• Trim out the pantry doors.
• Paint the exterior of the pantry, including the trim. The exterior paneling is going to be the same taupe color as the cabinets. Stoffer Cabinetry sent the paint so it will match perfectly!
• Install sconces on the pantry exterior, and the flush mount inside of the pantry.
• Install the bookcase ladder.
• The outlets on the island got installed in the wrong spot. There’s supposed to be box trim on each side of the island and the outlet goes inside of that. Stoffer Cabinetry is sending us new panels and that will be fixed.
• Trim out the base of the island.
• Add shoe moulding to the baseboards and finish molding on entry into kitchen.
• A few hardware pieces are missing and need to be installed. (hence the white tape on a few drawers)
• The pebble ice maker tubing keeps getting pinched and needs to be fixed and pushed into its proper spot so the panel can be put on it.
• All the appliances need installed and their cover panels and hardware.
Speaking of…let’s talk appliances. We ordered Wolf / Sub-Zero appliances. If you’re not waiting to receive an appliance right now, you know somebody who is. Lead times on these babies are months and months away. In some cases, a year or more! We ordered ours back in early summer, and they continue to get pushed back. Let me just show you the timeline on what is coming and when.
Hood Insert – Jan 5th
Range – Jan 18th (I’m so grateful this is soon!!)
Dishwasher – February 7th
Speed Oven (microwave that will be built into the island) – February 22nd
Freezer – May 25th
Fridge Drawers (for our drink station) – June 24th
Fridge – June 24th
We’ve had to completely surrender to this timeline, because we’ve done all that we can. We’re not the only ones in this boat and that does make us feel better. Am I going to cry with joy each time a new appliance arrives? Probably. Until then, we’re grateful we have all working appliances accessible in the kitchen so it’s not too bad function wise, even if it looks a little wonky.
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