Massive Kitchen Remodel: The new cabinets are here!
Over the last couple weeks our kitchen remodel has really taken shape! The cabinets arrived and have almost been completed. As is always the case with remodels of this size dealing with the unseen details becomes the largest challenge. Sometimes having switches and plugs positioned in the wrong place or how a cabinet sets against a wall that happens to be out of plum.
As this project has continued it has continued to impress, the cabinets by Burns Custom Cabinetry are amazing. The detail work is out of this world and really stands out from anything seen in todays designs! These cabinets literally look like a piece of furniture.
This kitchen has taken many pains to get it where it is today, there were several items in the construction process we had to go backwards to make sure that everything was perfect. For example, when installing a cased opening to the kitchen it is normally done before the tile and cabinets are even there. So placement is somewhat arbitrary, but with this kitchen we needed 2" on each side of the opening from the cabinets. All of the openings were like that. So the effort to custom cut each leg so that it would fit the tile-to-hardwood transition and carefully plan where the casing for the opening would end up has finally paid off. All of these efforts are done to ensure that our customer is completely satisfied with his remodel.
Now that the cabinets have been installed we are waiting for the granite to show up and installation to begin there. Once installation of the granite is complete then we can begin completion of the kitchen. Plumbers can begin hooking up sinks, dishwashers and gas cooktops. The kitchen becomes functional at that point in time.
Just this last week we have begun to get the granite slabs installed. As large as this kitchen is they are coming in sections. Most of the kitchen cabinets have granite, the island and the bar are still in fabrication. Although, we are looking for an install date at the latest next week for them. In the meantime, we have begun to get the plumbers working on getting sinks and dishwasher hooked up, toilet and vanity sink faucets set.
Again there are no words that can completely describe the look of this kitchen. It is truly a luxury kitchen for the ages! A 5' WOLF gas cooktop, Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer, wine cooler, ice maker are just some of the details of the appliances in this kitchen.
Much of the work on this kitchen should be complete in the next few weeks so be on the lookout for another post detailing the final before and after shots of this project. We are also considering the possibility of creating a video of our progress and posting it to YouTube, so be on the lookout for that as well.