It’s beginning to look like a home

Cheers

Cheers

Yesterday the hubs and I packed up some glassware and some pans and headed over to The Money Pit.  We were told that the range and refrigerator had been installed (not without some problems unrelated to the installers) and we were anxious to see.

The hubster also grabbed a couple of cocktail glasses, some scotch and some of our wonderful ice balls.  We also grabbed another patio chair.

We arrived at the house and when we opened the door we saw this:

All appliances are in the house.

All appliances are in the house.

we noted that they found a solution for the droopy pendants.  They are all even and properly hung for the first time.  Also, we have storage under the counter for items that don’t get a lot of use. These cabinets are only 1 foot deep.

The floor is still covered because they have a little more work to do…installing baseboard and redoing some grout work.

Here’s another view of the kitchen:

Kitchen island looking in to family room

Kitchen island looking in to family room

The kitchen island houses the sink, dishwasher and pull-out trash and recycle containers.  (Note Obie T. Dogg peeking under the counter.)

More appliances

More appliances

The counter behind the island houses the refrigerator, Induction stove top with double oven and drawer microwave, along with lots of storage.  The area between the island and the back counter is about 4 feet wide and we anticipate that it will be somewhat of a pathway to the back patio.

View of kitchen from patio door

View of kitchen from patio door

We are really happy with the built-in cabinet in the brick wall.  That was originally a double oven, but it’s in a bad place (major walkway thru the family room to the bedroom area) so we decided to get the range with the double oven.  Then, our fabu cabinet maker fashioned a beautiful pantry in the empty space (along with motion detector lights…pretty cool.)

Also, the switches in the bathrooms have been straightened and aligned.  We need to touch up the paint, but that is not a big deal.  All the electricity appears to work.  Yea!

So, we celebrated by dragging the chairs out to the front deck, which needs some work.

Obie T. Dogg in front of our temporary deck chairs

Obie T. Dogg in front of our temporary deck chairs

My husband tore off the benches because some of them were rotted.  Right now it’s a little uncomfortable to sit there.

View from the deck

View from the deck

I can’t believe we are just about ready to move in.  I will be setting up my office today and taking some more kitchen stuff to place in their new home.  I’ll take some pics of the Induction/electric range…maybe.

I will also say that as much trouble that the electrician caused us, things are being fixed to our satisfaction.  Our contractor has gone out of his way to make us happy.

We also invited our first neighbor into the house to show it off.  They live  across the street and have lived there since the early 70’s.  Nice people and they were impressed with what we had done with the place.  I think they are anxious to have us work on the outside of the house so they don’t have to look at the eyesore anymore.  We are anxious for that, too.

Even Obie T. is beginning to calm down about being in the house.

Obie was exploring the yard and came across Mr. Yellow Cat laying in the yard.  I’ve seen this cat before, but he usually lounges on our deck.

Obie sniffs out an intruder

Obie sniffs out an intruder

Obie T. feels that it is his job to escort unwanted visitors of the four-legged variety off the premises.

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Let the escorting begin…

Obie T. Dogg, Super hero.

Obie T. Super-dogg photo

Obie T. Super-dogg 

Cheers.

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