The West Chester kitchen and office project is coming along very nicely. A lot has been accomplished since we last saw this room. Although the floor has been covered up with cardboard, brand new wood has been installed underneath those cabinets.
The countertop measurement is a very important deadline that must be met in order for the project to be completed on time. The countertop normally takes two weeks to fabricate after the measurement has been taken. For Brian, that meant the base cabinets had to be installed as soon as possible. The countertop measure actually took place just before these pictures were taken.
Brian will finish installing the finished panels on the cabinets during the finish carpentry phase. The cardboard is a mock-up of what the actual size of the island countertop will be. It helps to give our clients a visual of how traffic will flow.
As you can see, Brian has used shims against the wall to keep the cabinets level with each other. This is extremely important for the countertop to fit correctly. The microwave cabinet has also been unveiled. There will be shelves in the upper compartment of the cabinet. The microwave will be placed in the finished compartment. A drawer will go underneath the microwave. And lastly, more shelves will be inserted underneath the drawer.
Brian has finished off the doorway to the living room very nicely. This door is not a cased opening to match the rest of the house. The office doorway on the right is not finished yet because it will have a door installed to allow for privacy. The picture on the right is where the range and hood will be installed. Once the appliances are installed, the look of the space will change dramatically.
While Brian is waiting on the countertop, he’ll be installing wall cabinets, crown molding, and other finished trim work. Countertop, backsplash tile, and appliances will be coming after that! Stay tuned to see how the wall cabinets start to make this room look like a kitchen!