Saturday, April 7, 2012

Swatches for Kitchen Renovation

I am pleased to report that progress is being made on the kitchen and utility room renovation.  The flooring arrived this week.  The washer and dryer are being shipped.  Our Amish neighbor, Clemens, is working on the shelving for the utility room and soon will begin the cabinetry for the kitchen.  The counter top material should arrive at his shop in about a week.  Yikes.  How can that be?

I have yet to order:  stainless steel sink for the utility room, knobs (which will be antique reproductions), vent over the stove, and lights.  Those decisions should be complete this next week.

The colors of the "swatches" are a little off above.  I'll see if I can get a better photo.  The rooms will be warm, earthy, inviting, backdrop for food and people who will be center stage.  I plan to use touches of rainbow colors for accent, or at least that is the plan for now. 

The above shows samples of the flooring in the lower left hand corner (Marmoleum Click,, light warm oak which will be local wood), Richlite countertop (made of recycled corrugated cardboard, woodpulp and resin,, Safecoat paint (in 3 colors: light spring green, cream, and off white,  Richlite will be transported in full sheet; regular carpentry tools can be used to cut it and round the edges. 

Green Building Supply in Fairfield has been a great help.  Thank all you folks up there.  GBS has been in business for over 2 decades.  They are a "screen" for consumers who want to use more ecologically friendly materials. It's hard to make choices out there.

This has been a long time in coming.  We are eager to see it complete.  The plan is that it will be complete by the time we host Rachel and her family for her graduation from A.T. Still University.  That's May 12.  Isn't life fun?

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