First one up was the over-the-fridge cabinet. We originally hadn't planned on one of these, until we saw it where we bought the used base cabinet. I got it for about $22.
Next up were the two Amish built wall cabinets we purchased in Pennsylvania almost 3 years ago. The doors on these cabinets were the inspiration for the entire kitchen.
Then the corner cabinet. We debated on whether to purchase one of these or make it (free online instructions, here). In the end we bought it from the same discount building supply where we've bought so many things we've needed for this project. There's much to be said for making things ourselves, but the balance of time and cost were in favor of buying it. I didn't get one with a lazy susan. One reason was because they were more expensive. Also, they leave a lot of dead space in the corners. We're going to do the same thing to this cabinet's door that we did to the sink cabinet doors.
Turns out I did a pretty good job with patching the wallpaper, didn't I? :) The fridge will cover the last big bare spot on the left.
Since we are using an eclectic mix of cabinets, we decided the best way to tie them together will be with shelves. Rough idea sketch below...
|Click sketch for a little better view.|
A plate rack will go under the cabinet to the left of the window. Under the right cabinet will be a cup shelf. Shelves will connect that cabinet with the corner cabinet, including some shelves for spices. I think.
Next up was the 3-door Amish cabinet Dan bought.
He woodburned the doors to this one, photo here.
I have a plan for the shelving for that wall too, which I originally showed you in my "Kitchen Remodel: A Place for Each Thing & Each Thing In It's Place" post...
|An idea for my wall of shelves (click for bigger).|
Thankfully everything is passing inspection...
Riley has been a bit jealous of all the attention the puppies get, so he's keeping close to make sure he gets his fair share.
After we put up the wall cabinets, we put the trim and baseboard in the corner the refrigerator belongs in. Then we brought it in from the porch.
After the wall cabinets were up, we started in on the peninsula. That required a bit more thinking, because we're not following a standard plan. But then, I never wanted a standard kitchen. Hopefully I'll have an update on that soon.