I just realized I didn’t blog at all last week! Oh my, the time since I last updated you all has just felt like this big cloud of tile and paint and dust. If we wouldn’t have been working every waking moment I would have loved to update, but with people coming to install things we were on some very tight deadlines that called for late nights and not a moment wasted. Micah and I mostly Micah spent the week tiling the floor and grouting in preparation for the appliances going in on Friday.
Micah and his dad also got the filler pieces up for the crown and I primed the beam for paint. The faucet went in and the countertop guys came back to add in the waterfall edge. Totally dreamy.
At 8am Chris, Ray, and Sal showed up along with a big truck that had all of the appliances. Squeal! Frigidaire was not only kind enough to supply their professional line for this remodel, they also sent out an incredible team of installers all the way from Jersey to make sure they were put in correctly. These guys went above and beyond to make sure everything was just right and were just a joy to be around. When you’re doing so much yourself, it’s nice to sit back and watch some top-level professionals take control. Sal has been installing kitchens exclusively for years and had loads of great tips and tricks for us…next time, Gwen, next time. It’s kind of like having a baby…you can’t even stomach the thought of going through the process again but give me a few months and I’ll forget what eating out for two months has been like. 🙂
I made my first meal on the stove tonight and the gas range is just incredible. Frigidaire’s Professional line is the look and performance of higher-end appliance brands at a fraction of the cost and just a really perfect fit for our family. When things are beautiful AND functional you know I’m all in, and these stainless steel babies are even smudge proof, meaning less fingerprints to clean. I’ll share more about them once the room is complete, but I can’t not show you my favorite thing…
This full fridge/full freezer is mind blowing! No more going to the dingy garage for meat, no more freezer avalanches in an attempt to get out that bag of peas, and A LOT more trips to Costco. I’ll talk more about why this was important to me later, but the way we eat specifically me, and the hosting we like to do and hope to do more of made this top of my list when dreaming up this space.
Saturday was another exciting day because Micah’s uncle made some time for us. The man is a master carpenter, custom building any and all cabinets, doors, stairways in his sleep, and he kindly put the crown in for us. Within a few hours the room went from a t-shirt to a dress shirt with a freshly starched collar.
We pulled another late night last night finishing the rest of the wall tile and painting the beam. Micah is grouting the walls as we speak, then it will be back to finishing the floors. We still have a lot of little details, but we should be done with our tasks by the end of this week!
All that’s left to pick is the backsplash mirror. I know which one I’m leaning towards, would love to hear your thoughts!