Friday, February 3, 2012

It's Getting Closer.....

The island is in.  It doesn't look as big in the's 84" by 41".  Three of the sides have overhang as we are getting stools for it.  I better get them soon because I am getting used to standing all around it working.  The cupboard door on the left is actually a trash pull out.  I've only thrown trash away once under the sink where the old one used to be.  Hard habit to break.  This is really how I had envisioned it to look.  I wanted it to look like a piece of furniture.  The square legs and the arched bottom give it that look.  There is a hidden toe kick behind that about 3" so I don't have to worry about everything getting shoved under there or cleaning the dust!!  Not that there is dust in this house!!  Hahaha

Here is a close up of the counter top.  It is still hard to see.  It's sandstone by Corian.  It is tan with little flecks of golden brown, black and white. I'm a neutral kind of person so it seemed like the right choice.  The black picks up the appliances, and the golden brown picks up the cupboard color.
Many of you have commented on the floor.  It is a laminate from Mannington.  It is their Restoration Collection.  It's the Oak pattern in Timber.  It looks just like hardwood complete with the grooves between the planks.  I never thought I would want the grooves because they are dust collectors.  They told me they are more rounded than they used to be for easier cleaning.  I usually run the vacuum over it everyday anyway because it gets so yucky.  I have used a broom on it some and it seems to clean well with the broom as well. It has a nicer dull finish that I like.

Yesterday they were putting floor trim on and getting the windows back in.  Hopefully today they will finish all of the trim and we only have to wait on the electrician to finish.  While this has gone quickly, I'm tiring of people in the house all the time!!

Guess that's all for today.  Be back soon with more updates.  Have a wonderful weekend.


  1. Sooo pretty-the second photo of the island shows off the size--lots of room for cooking up a feast!! Amazing when it all comes together in such a beautiful way!! I can imagine me going into the kitchen 100 times a day just to look at it!! Lovely--enjoy it.
    Jan-Life on Buttermilk Hill

  2. The new kitchen is looking great.
    We gutted and redid our kitchen 2 yrs ago.
    I love it!!!!

  3. Melissa~ all is pretty~ but wow that floor really sets it off~ terrific choice on all~

  4. It all looks very nice. I know your excited to get things put away and clean up all the remodeling dust. It'll come together soon enough, though I understand how you can't wait until it's done.

  5. Melissa I have loved seeing your kitchen re do coming to life but I absolutely love that island! YOu will get so much use out of that, maybe even a few meals!


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