Progress Report: Week 8 — Counting Down

Week 8 has seen major progress, and some minor (we hope!) hold-ups.

The week began with the arrival of our appliances, followed shortly thereafter by partial installation.

The Frigidaire all-fridge and all-freezer were the first appliances we selected 6 months ago.  They were love at first sight for me!

The Frigidaire all-fridge and all-freezer were the first appliances we selected 6 months ago. They were love at first sight for me!

Ta da!  It was worth having Colin give up the closet in his office, to have these beauties in our kitchen.

Ta da! It was worth having Colin give up the closet in his office, to have these beauties in our kitchen.

Check out the inside of our new freezer. I can't wait to empty out the old one and organize everything in here.  No more tumbling blocks of frozen bread falling on my toes when I open the door.

Check out the inside of our new freezer. I can’t wait to empty out the old one and organize everything in here. No more tumbling blocks of frozen bread falling on my toes when I open the door.

This ought'a hold 2 weeks worth of groceries!

This ought’a hold 2 weeks worth of groceries!

Our GE Profile slide-in range sits in our dining room until countertops are in.  It also needs a platform made to boost it up to our 38" countertop height.

Our GE Profile slide-in range sits in our dining room until countertops are in. It also needs a platform made to boost it up to our 38″ countertop height.

Unfortunately, our plans for installing the stove may be thwarted by the fact that the custom platform hasn’t yet been completed.  There is also a concern that the cutout in the soffit, where the exhaust pipe from our hood will go, is off-centre.  Will the hood cover the hole?   We have been assured that it will.  We hope so!

week 8 - vent pipe

The pipe is centered. The cutout isn’t centered. Tune in next week to see if the hood will cover everything up….

Our Miele dishwasher will be possibly the most welcome of all the appliances, after 2 months of washing dishes in our laundry sink.
Our Miele dishwasher will be possibly the most welcome of all the appliances, after 2 months of washing dishes in our laundry sink.
The dishwasher looks great with the front panel on, but there are a few more steps before it's fully installed.

The dishwasher looks great with the front panel on, but there are a few more steps before it’s fully installed.

Right on schedule, our countertops were delivered by York Fabrica, and they fit perfectly.  It’s probably a good thing that we weren’t at home to see them go in.  Besides, coming home to find them completed was more fun than watching them get installed.

Only with the most advanced laser tools for measuring can the countertop come this close to our doorways.      Yikes!

Only with the most advanced laser tools for measuring can the countertop come this close to our doorways. Yikes!

Our new LG quartz countertops, in Snow Storm, really brighten up the room.

Our new LG quartz countertops, in Snow Storm, really brighten up the room.

Having countertops means we have sinks.  Can't wait to see our restaurant-style faucet, and soap dispenser!

Having countertops means we have sinks. Can’t wait to see our restaurant-style faucet, and soap dispenser!

Leading up to our countertop fabrication and installation, we had to reselect our sink, as our original choice was too large.  Even so, we were warned that our flip-down cupboard for the soaps and sponges might not fit.  Luckily it still works — hurray!

The view from our front stairs gets better every week.

The view from our front stairs gets better every week.

I'm also enjoying the view inside my drawers.  These dividers are a neat freak's dream come true!

I’m also enjoying the view inside my drawers. These dividers are a neat freak’s dream come true!

We also had hardware installed on our cabinets this week, and they are like the jewellery on a little black dress.  However, the recessed hardware that will replace the original selection on our pantry wall (to avoid handles banging into the walls which come very close to the end cupboards) could not be installed on site.  Sooooo, those doors will be removed to have the hardware installed in a shop.  Easy come, easy go!

We love this recessed hardware for our pantry wall doors.  It was a solution to a problem that has worked out better than the original selection.

We love this recessed hardware for our pantry wall doors. It was a solution to a problem that has worked out better than the original selection.

The green and blue tape marks where our new hardware will be placed.  We're going all horizontal on this wall.

The green and blue tape marks where our new hardware will be placed. We’re going all horizontal on this wall.

Next week is crunch time — School starts September 3 whether our kitchen is ready or not.  Will we make it?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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