A very exciting day today as the cabinets were delivered and installed! Yes, all "40-11" cabinets and the Murphy bed were installed today -- in one day -- the same day as delivery. (for the uninitiated, the term "40-11" refers to a figuratively large number of otherwise unknown magnitude). The cabinets will be measured for their respective granite counter-tops, which will take a week to deliver. It is amazing how much character and form cabinets add to the house. Here are some pictures from this afternoon:
|The first three pictures are from early in the day. The crew showed up at|
08h30 and went to work -- two teams, actually. This is the picture of the
Conservatory, one of the first rooms they attacked.
|This is the dining room, which is actually not getting any cabinets or |
built-ins, but it is full of the built-ins for the wine grotto and butler's pantry.
|The kitchen, after the initial cabinets are hung, and other cabinets await.|
|The Conservatory later in the afternoon, almost finished. The bar you see |
bridging the shelves will be used to hang six of my seven guitars.
|The wine grotto taken from outside the door|
|Another photo of additional storage in the wine grotto.|
|Linen closet in the master bedroom|
|The kitchen is complete with what some would call the "kitchen island", but|
I think it is more accurately referred to as the "kitchen continent".
|The only "treatment" the window mosaic will receive: a window seat which spans the mosaic, with multiple storage benches. The tops of the window seats lift on piano hinges. It will be nice sitting here enjoying the view.|