Onward with the kitchen remodel. After dealing with the floors and laying new tile, we took a few days off before grouting. Tile’s all fun and games until you’ve spent four days on your knees. Once grouted, we were able to clean the haze and install cabinets.
Ben started with the sink, centering it under the window. He built toe kicks using 2 by 4 boards on edge, working around a vent and leveling as he went along.
The floor on the far end is about an inch lower than the sink, so he shimmed the toe kick to avoid adjusting the cabinet boxes. This way, the toe kick covers will hide the variance. At the end of night one, we had a functioning sink, two drawer stacks, and the drawer below the wall ovens in.
Looky there, an island!
To accommodate the cooktop, the two center cabinets are about 9 inches shorter.
After living with a single level island and stove combo, we knew we wanted to create a raised bar for separation. Potential burns just aren’t worth one level. For adequate counter support, Ben built a wall that is six inches taller than the cabinets.
He’ll run the gas for the range through here. Creating the raised bar also gives a convenient place for outlets, which we much prefer over end boxes.
With the fridge in place, the kitchen is half functional again.
Some of the drawers are loaded up with essentials. Including the trash that will stay under the cooktop.
The last thing to go in will be the wall ovens. After cabinet faces and paint.
But the sink, that makes life a heck of a lot easier.
Two more base and three uppers to go. Things are taking shape!