The renovation is pretty much done, or as done as such things get. We are extremely pleased with the results of the project. It is exactly what we envisioned. And the quality of the work is excellent, thanks to the patience and craftsmanship of our general contractor (and artist), John Mueller.
Starting today, we're going to show pictures of the completed project. We'll alternate displaying the overall house with posts about our experiences with appliances, hardware, plumbing features, and design challenges.
We're going to start by taking a look at our new kitchen.
As you can see, the top picture features the built in refrigerator, can lighting, and built in stove and microwave.
The bottom picture features the laminate counter top, sink, and cabinetry.
The colors in the picture, as is often the case in photographs, are deceptive. The clay wall color is much more subtle than the glowing orange it appears in the picture. The black of the appliances and counter top are not the severe contrast that they appear in the picture.
The colors all work together extremely well.
The clay is a continuation of the living room wall color. The black picks up the black of the VCT tile in the living room. The green introduces another fun color into our palette.
We owe it all to our wonderful color consultant, Deb Allstott of Home Matters in La Grande.
The sink and appliances are nice, but we are not entirely satisfied with any of them. We'll have more on that later.
We are very pleased with our new layout. It is so nice to have space between the refrigerator and the range.
What we love perhaps the most are the cabinets which were custom made by Tom Woodruff of Woodruff Custom Furniture and Cabinetry. He did a wonderful job. The cabinets matched the style of other cabinetry in the house so everything blends together seamlessly.
We'll have more details about the renovation and more examples of John, Deb, and Tom's work in the weeks ahead.