Earlier this week, the lower cabinets and island were installed in Rachel Maria’s Kitchen at The House on High Street. This is the FIRST time a kitchen has ever been installed into the house, itself. (The kitchen used to be in the addition, that is now the sun room.)
First off, I am thrilled to share my feelings about our cabinet designers, Denise and Patrick Henry, owners of Henry’s Custom Woodworks. They have been, by far, the most wonderfully talented, helpful, and friendly designers we could have ever asked for. I’m not sure if you recall (from a former post), but I had gone to several cabinet places (from Lowes to High End designers) all over, and Scott and I had not found exactly what we were looking for.
We didn’t spend money on interior decorators or designers for any part of this home renovation. I wanted to design my kitchen to fit me and the purpose it shall be used for. Denise and Patrick helped all of our ideas come to fruition; even down to the exact color and glaze on the wood, hinges, and knobs.
While some homes have the most exquisite kitchens, they may not be used that much at all. I plan on beating the crap out of my stove. (You’ll be seeing the stove I picked out, next week.) And, just like the house, we wanted a tall kitchen. It will look grand in the end, but once you see the accents, you’ll feel the warmth and hominess factor. Trust me, this is one kitchen our guests will not want to leave. (And, I wanted it that way. As long as they help me clean up after eating! LOL)
I guess you can say it will be my dream kitchen, although it will not have the pizza oven that I had hoped for (ah well, such is life). I’m still very grateful, and Scott and I are looking forward to hostessing many upcoming gatherings, here.
I’ll have more pics and/or video as we go. The best part will really be when it all comes together (with the upper cabinets, appliances, stove hood, etc.) For now, please enjoy our video and pics of our Cabinet Installation – Day One. (And thank you for being a part of this extraordinary journey with us!)
Next up, the upper cabinets, counter tops, and appliances. Stay tuned!