I enjoy working alongside my hubby - it's more about how well we complement each other, making a good team than the work. We discovered our ability to work well together back when we were in our sophomore years at college. Happy to say that over 20 years later, we still can make each other laugh and get on "like butter on toast". ;o) I'm a blessed woman, no doubt about it.
Anyways, today, I wanted to show just how amazing my hubby is as an installer and explain why I've been sporadic with my posts. Take a look at this ornate kitchen island! My man built it. Oh, yeah. It looks even more amazing in person. I'm stunned at all the detail work that goes into something like this, and believe me, he pays attention to EVERY detail. I get exhausted just thinking about it! LOL
|You're looking at a 9 foot island that will have a granite top, allowing it to have a 3-sided eating bar, with the sink cabinet/dishwasher/ recycling unit at the far end. Talk about custom!|
It may look simple, but a lot goes into installing cabinetry properly (as I'm learning firsthand). There's so many factors that have to be considered that if neglected, will mean that doors won't close, your counter tops won't be level, or doors or drawers will interfere with one another...etc. You can't imagine how discrepancies along the way in building a home (such as walls not square or floors not level, pipes in the wrong place) really don't seem a problem until you're putting up the cabinetry. Little discrepancies will add up and it means it takes some skill to make those cabinets come together and look great.
We were both so pleased with how the crown moulding and the rope trim finished these cabinets. Look close and you will see that the rope trim has a reversed profile to it. That is one key to making the joints match so nicely.
Another look at those amazing uppers, this is the view coming in from the laundry room off the kitchen. I love all the natural light in this kitchen and know that when everything else is completed, this room will be a showstopper. I can already picture it with granite tops and the happy family filling this room with good food and love.
Here is where I've been for 3.5 days. Long hours spent on my feet in a noisy and saw dusty environment, helping the man I love. I will admit that I don't mind the physical nature of this work, but still prefer working with fabric rather than with wood. ;o)