The next step was flooring. There were 3 different flooring types in the old kitchen - fir, barn board and plywood - all covered with multiple layers of vinyl. Obviously, we needed to change that! We have red oak throughout the rest of the first floor and wanted to seamlessly blend new oak with the old. The guys did a great job tying it all together. Once it was in place, we covered it up to keep it safe during the rest of the construction process.
|The Starting Point!|
The team from Waterhouse Builders quickly got to work. The giant stainless steel farmhouse sink is looking gorgeous already!
|Mike Backman - Waterhouse Builders|
|'Didn't she want the island centered under the lights?'|
The next step was countertops. The countertop pattern was created with a paperless laser system. The countertops are made of quartz and are difficult to modify on site. So it's important that the template be completely accurate. This is the first time we've used quartz and I love that it needs no maintenance and is incredibly scratch resistant. The color we've used is Wildwood and it's a great blend of brown, cream and black. What a striking contrast to the white cabinets.
There is a two week wait for fabrication, but this morning they came back to install the countertops. LOVE them!!
For the island, we wanted to warm up the space, so we're using a butcher block top. There's something about glowing wood tones in a kitchen that just makes the space seem 'homey'. We will shape the edges to give it a little more style and had fun playing with placement for the stools!
There's still more to do. I get to install the beautiful tile backsplash and then the vent hood can be mounted. Of course everything needs to be painted. And then finally, the light fixtures will be installed.
So we've not done yet, but what do you think so far?