Here's how the kitchen looked the morning the guys got started with the big stuff:
Zim and I had worked really hard supervising Mom while she got everything out of the cabinets, off the counters, and carted upstairs to the guest rooms. It was exhausting for us, as you can imagine.
Everything needed to be out of the desk area, too.
Dad took the iMac and all of that computery stuff downstairs.
You can see in the photo above where the bar-height part of the counter used to be!
A lot of you yesterday asked how Zim and I coped with all the noises and stuff. This very short video is the best answer for you:
Yeah. Loud noises really don't bother us much at all. (If that doesn't play, please click here.) Oh - did you see that we were on leashes? We had to either be behind a closed door or on lead because of this:
Open door to the outside. According to Mom and Dad, a Siberian owner's worst nightmare. We'll leave it right there!
That big hole in the pic above is where the sink used to be. Here's the new one:
Given when it went in, Mom dubbed it the "Sinko de Mayo". (Blame her for that one, not me. Woo.)
That's the new faucet there - it has a pull-out sprayer built in - and the button on the left is for the garbage disposal. The sink is made from something called silgranit ... and LOOK! That's one of the new concrete countertops!!! Let's step back and take a look at the whole kitchen!
The backsplash is a mix of glass and marble. It's white, blues, greys ... it ties everything together!
The light in the pic above makes it look greener than it is - but that's part of the beauty of it -- the way the light interacts with it all. Our preexisting floor tiles are like that, too, so it all works great as a team.
Here's the stove area (please note the under-cabinet lighting; that was another of the big changes):
And here it is again, after Mom moved everything back in:
You'll be happy to know the first thing Mom prepared in the new kitchen was a batch of Zim's Stinky Goodness Jerky Treats and the first thing back on the counters was actually over here by the microwave:
That's right - my stash of cookies! (Zim's have to be stored in the magic cold box.)
See how much bluer the tiles look in that light? Let's step back...
Mom mostly uses that part of the counter to prepare my and Zimmie's meals, so that's a very important area to us!
Just a bit further to the left is the desk area:
That's where we blog from, so it's great to have that part back up and running! Woo!
I hope you enjoyed seeing our kitchen re-do. Mom will eventually have more pix and chit-chatty stuff about it all up on her blog; we'll let you know when she gets that up! Thanks for letting us share with you!