Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Appliances!

***Please ignore the debris all over the countertops. They are covered with tools, random pieces of building materials and a few things that had to be removed from a few cupboards.

Putting the appliances into the kitchen was quite a fiasco!
First the sink attempted to go in, but the cut in the countertop wasn't big enough.
Then the hole for the stovetop was a bit too small as well. The countertop guys had to come back out and recut everything.

The dishwasher was pretty much the only appliance that went in without a problem. Thanks to my Uncle Ray from Portland, OR. (He did all the electrical and plumbing work for us!!)The stove top is bigger than a normal one. It has 5 burners! I'm so excited!!
Then the microwave space wasn't wide enough and the cabinet guy had to come back to shift over two sets of cabinets. He also had to cut out some trim for the wall oven to fit because that didn't fit in either.
The fridge hasn't been put in it's place yet either. If you look closely you can see the floor is about half finished in this picture. The top of the island turned out to be about 5 inches too wide and therefore getting the fridge into it's place is going to be VERY TRICKY because the space around the island to the other counters isn't big enough.Needless to say it's been a crazy last few days of nothing fitting where it needed to fit and everyone involved having to come back to redo something! By the end of the week everything should be in place except the toe kick around the lower cabinets. I'm so glad we are at the tail end of this project. Tomorrow I'll be able to use all the appliances if I so choose!!


Staceygirl said...

wow that looks great! waaaaaaaay better than your cramped 70's kitchen!!!!

Ronda said...

This looks really nice!
When is Ray leaving?

Jill said...

It looks awesome Leesa. SOrry it was such a pain.

Lindalu said...

This is very beautiful Leesa I think you will be very happy with this. Good job!!!!!

Sally said...

wow it looks so great. and that's almost impressive that all but one was barely too big for the space! that's gotta be some sort of record or something!