Slow project progress around here. Our contractor is trying to finish up some other projects by Christmas and so we’re waiting on his availability to get the design stage really rolling. I continue to make tweaks to the plan I posted about last time. I think this will wind up being a better design for us overall.
We took a trip down to Yale Appliance in Dorchester today. They have a higher-end selection of appliances than the big-box stores, and we were able to see some things in person that we hadn’t seen before.
With the extra-deep upper cabinet I think the options are about a wash cost-wise.
We also looked at sinks. Lis is not a fan of the appearance of a 0-radius sink — too modern. The P-shaped sinks seem like they’d be good for us, and a round prep sink would be a nice touch. Neither of us likes farmhouse sinks. At all.
Yale has a big selection of refrigerators, especially high-end. While a Liebherr or Sub Zero is impressive and I’m sure does a very good job, they’re too ostentatious for us, and too much $$$$ besides. We saw the higher-end brother of a KitchenAid fridge we liked at Lowes, and it adds some very nice features, especially to the arrangement of the freezer section.
Finally, we looked at range hoods. I was pleased to find that Lis likes my current top choice (Zephyr Venezia) just fine.
We have one more field trip we need to make over the next couple of months — to the stone yard. Other than that, I am chomping at the bit to get the design nailed down. I hope that after the holidays we’re able to pick up the pace a little.