My most favorite part of the building process has begun and it’s just as exciting as I thought it would be! We’re on day 2 of the kitchen installation. There was a hiccup or two along the way (I’ll explain) but everything’s working out exactly as I had hoped.
I did a quick (emphasis on quick) video walk-through of the kitchen this evening. I guess if I’m going to do videos I need to move a little slower. Anyway, it takes you through the kitchen. It’s still really dusty in there and the counter/hardware hasn’t been installed but the cabinets are there and they look fabulous!
When we arrived last night there was a moment of awe when we got to see the floors for the first time and the cabinets were installed in all their glory! Unfortunately then I realized that the drawers were the wrong style. Our cabinets and large drawers are shaker style 5-piece doors but the smaller drawers were supposed to be slab front doors to better accommodate the hardware we chose. I knew we had confirmed the slab fronts with the kitchen installer via email and I was wondering where the order had been changed. So I emailed our builder and spent a restless night wondering if I had made a mistake somewhere.
In the morning we had plans to meet with the kitchen installer to confirm hardware so I didn’t bother to email him with my concerns beforehand. As soon as we arrived we got whisked away by the tile installer to answer a few questions about tile patterns but then made our way back to the kitchen. And I was SUPER relieved to find out that I hadn’t made a mistake AND neither had the kitchen installer (he’s my favorite vendor by far). The cabinet company had sent the wrong fronts but will be sending the correct ones at no charge. Whew. Crisis averted. Yes, I know…#firstworldproblems…
We also spoke with the electrician about some of the lights and are in the process of doing a couple exchanges/returns. Our hallway lights are so dim that they make the hallway look a little creepy. They have frosted glass panels that are so thickly coated that the two 60 watt bulbs do absolutely nothing to illuminate the hall. So yeah, they have to go. We found different ones on www.lumens.com that appear to be brighter…fingers crossed that they work out.
And unfortunately our chandelier frame is just slightly bent…but bent enough that it makes the chandelier hang crooked. *Sigh*. So West Elm is sending another one…our electrician is a VERY patient man.
And we also met with the carpet people…and saw the painter and the landscaper hard at work. It was quite a bustling place today.
So a couple photos to recap the day: