Cabinets in. Pipes out.

Cabinets are in...almost

Cabinets are in…almost

What?  The cabinets are in?  And THEY. ARE. BEAUTIFUL.

The view is from the doorway.  This is what you will see when you walk into this room from the front door or the garage door.  Well, you won’t see all the junk around, but these are the beautiful cabinets that you will see.  I was quite surprised at how closely they match the original cabinets. My mom would be happy about it and the fact that she would not have to peer under the hanging cabinets to see her guests.

Original kitchen and family room

Original kitchen and family room (click for larger view.)

I am in love with this kitchen.  My husband is in love with this kitchen and since he does most of the cooking (We Call Him Yes!Chef!), it’s good that he likes it.

Island

Island

The hole is for the dishwasher and the middle cabinet is where the sink will fit.

Looking out towards the back patio

Looking out towards the back patio

This is a little dark, but it shows that the refrigerator will go in the first opening on the left, then the stove will go in the next opening.  Obie T. Dogg is still practicing his stress panting.  The cabinets behind him will store our dishes, china, and serve as a buffet for dinner parties.

Looking back towards the kitchen from patio door

Looking back towards the kitchen from patio door

Look how nicely the cabinet people (Cook’s Cabinets in Placerville) turned the opening for the old double oven into a beautiful pantry with a shelves on the top and drawers on the bottom (at the very end of the aisle next to the bricks.)  Compare with this.

Old Double Oven

Old Double Oven

Close up of finish on cabinets (hardware not yet installed)

Close up of finish on cabinets (hardware not yet installed)

Then, I moved into the hall bathroom (my pride and joy).

Main bathroom floating cabinet

Main bathroom floating cabinet

This bathroom will have one white sink (not undermounted).  Simple, but effective.  Notice that the cabinet is floating.  Love that.

And then on to the Master Bath…

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This is not a large vanity for a Master Bath, but we are installing a trough sink with two sets of faucets.  It’s probably the most expensive thing in the bath.  Again, we chose a floating cabinet that will allow a heating/cooling vent to be installed underneath to keep it hidden but useful.

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Another view of the Master Cabinet.  You can see the register underneath the cabinet and the doorway into the Master Bedroom along with my stress panting dog.  He just never gets used to being here.

While I was admiring the Master cabinet, I noticed a strange sound coming from outside.

So, Obie T. Dogg and I went outside to check it out.  (He was very happy to get out of that house.)

You can see that it had snowed over the weekend which is not an ordinary occurrence.  It also snowed at our house in Pollock Pines and our pipes have been frozen for 3 days.  Today, it warmed up enough to thaw out the pipes, but one of them was broken underneath the house.

It was frigidly cold, even in Placerville, and when I rounded the corner, I noticed water pouring out of our tankless water heater.

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I called my husband to tell him about the second broken pipe and he told me to turn off the water, which is located in a really obscure location in the outdoor laundry area.  I looked around but did not see it.  Luckily, the counter top guy showed up at just that point to measure our cabinets for the counter tops.  I told him of my dilemma and he kindly crawled around a bit and found the turn off valve.  Success!

I love the snow, but this particular storm was extremely cold and caused pipes to freeze that ordinarily would not.  I think we will have to talk to our contractor about a better way to protect the tankless water heater.  Here’s a few shots taken at our place in Pollock Pines.

Obie contemplates the snow

Obie contemplates the snow

snow helmets

snow helmets

flowers in the snow

flowers in the snow

 

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