There’s a hint of a kitchen so far.

The cabinets are gradually making their debut in our kitchen.  After two weeks of cabinet construction on-site, we have the skeleton of an island bar (made a little bigger for our tall friends), the built-in pantry cabinets (no doors yet) and the home for the refrigerator and appliances.  Every day something has progressed, although this part seems slow since we’re anxious to see it all come together. The granite guy comes on Wednesday to measure, and then we’ll start to see more of the wall cabinets make their appearance.  Lighting needs to be altered a bit, but we’re definitely getting there.

Island bar with new walk-in pantry.

Island bar with new walk-in pantry.

Island bar in front of refrigerator cabinet.

Island bar in front of refrigerator cabinet.

Cabinets in place, but walls still bare.

Cabinets in place, but walls still bare.

Windows on the world

Our windows finally arrived and have been installed.  Now the house is actually starting to come together.  We added additional new windows in the living room and dining room.  Why?  Well, because slowly but surely our remodel is creeping into every inch of our home.  After all, now that we’re living with 3/4 ton of dust, we might as well round up to a full ton.

Next up is exterior house painting, which means our house will soon look like the shabbiest house on the block while being sanded and primed, and of course we’ll be spreading the dust throughout the neighborhood.

Kitchen window - exterior.

Kitchen window – exterior.

New kitchen nook windows

New kitchen nook windows

Kitchen nook windows from inside.

Kitchen nook windows from inside.

Exterior living room window.

Exterior living room window.

Why does it look like cotton candy?

The remodeling project is progressing – the insulation is up on the kitchen walls and the ceiling, and dry-wall is set to begin next week.  Our kitchen is starting to look like, well, at least some sort of a room.  A series of inspections have happened (and I’m told we passed), but more to come.  We’re still waiting on delivery for doors and windows, and kitchen fixtures will be confirmed next week.   The downstairs basement still has a ways to go, but little by little it too is coming along.  Its progress – not fast progress, but progress nonetheless.

Kitchen ceiling "cotton candy" insulation

Kitchen ceiling “cotton candy” insulation

New insulation on the kitchen walls.

New insulation on the kitchen walls.