Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Good, Clean Fun

It took a month or more but our new kitchen is here at last
 and it comes with electricity and water!

Water for washing and energy for firing up the cooking pots are the elements we appreciate the most. Now that we have those, we can move into generous drawers, free-flying awning cabinet doors and wide, wide clean and white counter spaces.
 
Lots of LED lighting has me walking in pure white air. However, the upper cabinet lighting fails to light the lower shelves so I ordered glass shelves to replace the wooden ones. A good adjustment.
 
Awning-style doors make smooth and easy access to everyday dishes.


The galley view shows my triangular work pattern from sink to stove to refrigerator.

The silgranit sink is colored "Truffle" and
water is turned on and off with a gentle tap on top of the faucet.
Uncluttered.

Drawers instead of doors eliminate leaning or kneeling
into deep recesses of a cupboard.

I chose a simple grid pattern for the backsplash
to give the space a clean, relaxed and peaceful feeling,


White quartz "Misterio" countertops are created with
barely-there grey veining. 
A step back into the dining room gives you an overall look.
The island awaits galvanized metal counter stools.


Next: A trip to the store for drawer liners.
 Nothing like clean and fresh beginnings!
 
Today was our 53rd wedding anniversary.
We opened a bottle of champagne and clinked our glasses with great happiness.
Life is good!


Sunday, July 2, 2017

A Few Details

We were surprised a couple days ago when the guys came back to finish a few things like installing the new "powder room" (do they still call it that?) vanity and replace the oversized cove molding that came with the house.

 That means WATER! We can wash our hands in a small waterfall of a faucet!
Delightful!
 
 
 The blush-colored walls of the "powder room"
are inspired by Matisse.


 
The water vessel came with us from our home in Venice, Florida.


In the hall outside the water room,
 I arranged a hall tree intended only as a piece of d├ęcor
rather than handy place for big coats or baseball caps.


I found the Umbra hall tree at The Container Store.
We've been told the countertops are coming in tomorrow, the appliances on Thursday, and everything finished by the end of the week. Just in time for Mr. Wonderful's birthday on the 8th.
Fingers crossed.