Moving into the kitchen
Now that the entry way and the space behind the stairs (butler's hallway and pantry, bathroom, wetbar) has been mapped out and framed, we are now moving into the kitchen.
Last week, I had given Scotty the contractor a rough drawing of the kitchen, complete with sit-at island. This morning, the kitchen design guy came out and the final review came back "no can do." Dang.
Well, it's just as well. I kinda knew that the island probably wouldn't work but it was an alternative if I could get a desk into the kitchen. Instead, the fridge is moving to the middle wall (just like I originally thought), the table will go against where the chimney is (just like I originally thought) and everything else will be same (just as I originally thought. Ahem). The guy also left me a whole bunchabooks on the various cabinets and stains and finishes. After he is through with his rough plans, then Scotty the Contractor will give them to Plumber who will add his two cents, and then hand them back to Scotty who will hand them back to the Kitchen Man, who will hand them back to Scotty and Scotty will then tell me what the final final what is do-able. That should be in a coupleofweeks.
In the meantime, I am going through the books to see what I like and we've been directed to go to this place where Scotty has an account to get the vanity and sink for the bathroom back behind the butlers hallway.
It was really nice to talk to the Kitchen Man and Scotty at the same time. They both could know exactly what I had in mind (in general since I am leaving most of the implementation details up to them after I okay what they present). We also changed the look of the back window a bit and we will add a crescent to the top to make it bigger. And if we can't find a nice drop leaf table to go agains the chimney, Scotty said he would make one for me. Cheap. I emphasized that part.
In addition to picking out the vanity and toilet, we will take a quick glance at tiles and make some decision on whether to go with hardwood flooring or tile in the back bathroom. We definitely want to go with tall wainscoting.
Decisions decisions decisions...