Nearly there...

Nearly there...

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    Nearly there...

    OK, here are the kitchen pics I promised. We got the new doors ordered (free of charge) and the correct crown molding is on the way. We are still waiting for the correct cabinet above the range and as soon as I have that the microwave will get installed.

    We have just a few touch ups with drywall still but we are almost finished.

    Pics, as promised:
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    This last part is going to be a pantry on the left and a desk on the right. We will have a big sliding barn door over the pantry and it will slide right and cover the desk to access the pantry.

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    The barn door is from our barn and it just needs a little TLC before we install it.

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    ETA: Notice my old ashtray next to the door. It is a 76mm 53 caliber naval gun shell casing. The same used on s Sherman tank late in WW2.
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    Much nicer Timmy! I like the way it opened up! In our house the kitchen opens up in the family room and that's were we spend most our time.

    As for your contractor woes, when I was in Ohio we had a contractor finish our basement. The six week schedule turned into twelve weeks.

    In your earlier thread when you described your contractor as being very good but slow and over budget, I thought "That's a typical contractor." I refrained from posting that, though, because it seemed like you were in a funk and it would have been a bit cruel.
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    What a sweet guy you are PEF.

    Your old kitchen seemed very busy. Your new kitchen is very Montana like. Wide open spaces...very nice.

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    Can't you just wait until the next project! Nice.
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    Beautiful Timmy! I love the openness! It's definitely worth the wait and aggravation. The cabinets a really nice. Are they Maple?
    Are you going to put knobs and pulls on them?
    You're so lucky that you get good light into that whole area! That's the one thing we don't get because of porch overhangs.

    Having the computer in the kitchen is very convenient. That's where mine is and I love it there.

    Good job! I bet your wife can't wait to get back to "normal" in the kitchen.
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    Looks great Timmy. Hope you enjoy it.
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    Looks great, I will want to see a pic of the barn door when installed, my wife really wants to do the same thing when we remodel our master bedroom and bathroom.
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    It does indeed look like a good transformation. Hopefully you haven't spent too much over budget, but at least you have something a bit nicer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanlouise View Post
    Beautiful Timmy! I love the openness! It's definitely worth the wait and aggravation. The cabinets a really nice. Are they Maple?
    Are you going to put knobs and pulls on them?
    You're so lucky that you get good light into that whole area! That's the one thing we don't get because of porch overhangs.

    Having the computer in the kitchen is very convenient. That's where mine is and I love it there.

    Good job! I bet your wife can't wait to get back to "normal" in the kitchen.
    Yes, maple and yes, pulls. I'm in no rush to start drilling though. I need a week or two of rest from this project and then I'll put the pulls on.
    My wife owns the kitchen desk, she planted her flag there and I'm not going to argue. She will keep her laptop on there most of the time. I still have the old computer desk as my hangout.

    Quote Originally Posted by kapnketel View Post
    Looks great, I will want to see a pic of the barn door when installed, my wife really wants to do the same thing when we remodel our master bedroom and bathroom.
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