Gladys had her notes and I have mine. Mr. Maple is doing the interior painting; ceilings, walls, closets. He needed a cheat sheet as he preferred to paint the rooms the correct color the first time. If you were to call and ask him what he's doing today he'd tell you he got his paint mixed up and is doing a little repainting today. So much for notes. :o)
The master bedroom is tile cutting central. Sorry for the poor lighting. Not all of the new lighting is working yet.
As you enter my living room this is what you see. My new gas fireplace which is a beautiful focal point of the space. It's still in progress and the hardware has been installed for our temporary floating mantle. Remember eventually we'll use the wood from the maple tree we had cut down in the back. However, if we decide not to put in a temporary mantle we can always use the hardware for coat hooks. :o) Oh and I can turn it on with the wall switch or by remote control from the comfort of my chair.
This beautiful hexagon tile flows from the kitchen to the mud room to the laundry room.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday my fabulous cabinetmaker/installers made me a very happy homeowner. My lower cabinets in the kitchen are all walnut. And that big opening under the kitchen window is going to have the most gorgeous farmhouse sink ever.
During the planning process I had some requirements. This cabinet is my new pantry. The upper has adjustable shelves. I'm putting the unsightly microwave in there. Because I planned it ahead of time the electrician could install an outlet. The lowers are all pullout drawers. The food can come to me.
This was also a must have. It's a mixer lift for my Kitchenaid. Those things are heavy and I'm getting to old to lift and move it about the kitchen. I could hurt myself. Is there a medical code for insurance purposes for broken foot due to Kitchenaid accident? An outlet will be installed soon. The electrician wanted to make sure where exactly he needed to put the power.
Because I'm tired of having to get on my hand and knees and dig about my cabinets for "things," I wanted drawers. All of my drawers are soft close. No more slamming!
The bottom space in this photo is where my fridge will go. Above it is a cabinet with another requirement, an organizer for the cookie sheets, muffin tins, and cooling racks. I've said a few 4-letter words in my day over things falling out and nearly decapitating my toes. In the grand scheme of things, I'm short. I'll never be able to reach beyond the second shelf of any cabinet. I want to have the original step ladder/chair recovered and put back in the kitchen.
Again, not great lighting but this is the master shower. This is a "toe" shelf for the necessary shaving of the legs.
The hardware has since been installed but the left cabinet is my linen closet in the master bathroom. The bottom pullout wire bin is a hamper. It was a "had" to have!
Abby knows this is her house. She hasn't figured out where her bed and food will go yet. We'll decide when we move in. She's had many visitors at the new house. Most friends, some curious neighbors. And their dogs have been welcome too. Abby already had many new friends.
Abby and Stephanie