Monday, February 8, 2010

In Which The House Is Coming Along!

Big things have been happening over at the house, folks.

The crews from the various fantastic companies that have been helping us out have been working extremely hard over the last week, and look at the gorgeous results!

Except for the three foot long lowered roll-in area of the island (which will go at the end closest to the cabinets), the granite has all been installed in the kitchen and both the bathrooms, and I can't get over just how beautiful it looks.  Is this really the kitchen I get to cook in?  I can't wait to pull out my recipe file and get crackin', and I'm pretty sure the food will taste better just by association with this place!  And I'm totally, completely in love with the granite in both bathrooms, but especially in the guest bathroom.  I love those huge swirls of color-- it reminds me of tin roof ice cream.  Yum.

And just today Meridian Plumbing put in both toilets, the faucets in both bathrooms, and most of the shower heads!  Tomorrow I believe they'll be installing the dishwasher drawer and working on some more of the plumbing. 

Okay, is it weird to say that I really like the toilets?  Maybe that's weird.  Oh well-- I'm going to say it anyway.  I really like the toilets.  They're the elongated bowl variety with the higher profile so that they're easier to transfer to, which is very cool.  Yes, I think even our toilets are cool.  Moving on.

All of the rest of the appliances except the fridge and the washer and dryer also arrived today!  So we now have a cook top, oven, and microwave waiting for installation in addition to the dishwasher drawer.  As if that wasn't enough, the flooring also arrived.  It's currently sitting in the house acclimating so it won't expand or contract significantly after it is installed.  We went with some beautiful medium-tone maple laminate floors, which should hold up well under the wheelchairs.  I'm maybe the most excited about the floors out of all the things happening over there this week; I keep imagining how the house is going to look with them in and I have no doubt that the reality is going to be way more stunning than anything my imagination has come up with.  The floors should go in this week so I'll be able to find out soon!
They are really working hard over there to get the house ready.  I think I'd better finish up my packing so we're ready to move in as soon as they're finished-- it wouldn't do for me to start slacking off now!



Mary said...

WOW Jess. It looks absolutely phenomenal! And yes - the bathroom counter totally looks like some particularly delicious Blue Bell. Mmmmmm.

Niksmom said...

Incredible! I'm having home envy right now as we've been remodeling our downstairs bathroom and the kitchen is on my hit list!

Such an awesome and amazing gift you've been given.

leah said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.

And I'm still jealous of all your wonderful bookshelves!

xraevision said...

YUMMMMMY! I could lick your bathroom granite - it does look like swirly ice cream with chocolate chunks. Your kitchen granite isn't called Tropic Brown, by any chance? Ours went in yesterday and our appliances get hooked up today, so I'm right with you in anticipation of cooking in my new kitchen.

Please post photos of your bookshelves when you move in!

Julia said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

Terena said...

What a great kitchen!!!!!! So cool. I get the toilet thing. I hate my toilet and every time I go to a friend's house or am wandering around Lowells, I secretly check out their toilet to see what type it is, does it flush well, is it comfy...

/Renate said...

I, too, love our new higher-profile toilet. I am so glad we put it in when we did our addition. What with knee-related problems due to age, they make it a lot easier "getting off the pot". And the flushing capability of those things is amazing! LOL
Oh yes, and your house looks beautiful - I wish I had a kitchen like that!!!

Wherever HE Leads We'll Go said...

Beautiful! They are doing a fantastic job! What a blessing to have such a gorgeous accessible house.

Anonymous said...

WOW! I love your house! Absolutly GORGEOUS!

Chloe's Mommy said...

Stunning. I just love your kitchen!

Jess said...

Thanks everybody!

xraevision, I'm pretty sure it is Tropic Brown, though I couldn't swear to it. I have no idea what the one in the guest bathroom is, other than delicious.


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