Our kitchen remodel is progressing. You may remember this was the original look of the wall opposite the sink area. Two cabinets and a desk; I have way too many dishes for that to work!
With my love of dishes and stemware, I knew I needed more storage space for these collections. Pinterest and Houzz were perfect places to look for kitchen inspiration. I found the ideal piece I knew would work in my six foot of wall space. Here is the inspiration piece for a kitchen hutch.
I wanted glass front doors, plus glass shelves and lighting inside the cabinets. I showed it to my cabinet maker and he said "no problem, we can make it." His drawing matched my requests exactly.
Wow, I have been so excited for this piece to arrive and now it has.
The bottom piece has drawers to store dishes. Stronger slides were added to sides of the drawers to support the weight of the dishes (many, many dishes).
The installers setting up the top piece of the unit. The hutch goes to the ceiling for added space since we only have 8 foot ceilings. Crown molding was added to complete the custom piece.
I added a garage to each end of the hutch to store big items like mixers and coffee pots. There are electrical outlets in each garage; the electrician is coming back next week to finish the outlets.
The countertops are LG Hausys Minuet quartz which has a soft grey veining. Nothing bold or shocking; one I could easily change accessories and still be happy with the look.
Here it is (plus a few dishes):
My daughter started filling the hutch and drawers for me with stemware and dishes while I was in St. Louis at my surgeon's office. I'm still hobbling from my recent knee revision and couldn't get on a ladder to clean the glass shelves so I was very appreciative of her help.
The backsplash guys installed the tile yesterday and the grout today. I bought a grout that never has to be sealed. The price was a little more but nothing further needed.
The tile is Urban Canvas Matte Light Smoke 2x4. The grout was still wet when I took this picture and will need to be sponged off again when it is completely dry. I'll show you another picture later.
Did you noticed the wire hanging from the hutch? It's the wire that goes to the under counter lighting that will be installed in a few days; more on that later. There is also puck lighting inside the cabinets that the electrician will finish up.
I'll leave you with a glimpse of what's been happening on the other side of the room.
Be sure to stop back for the completion of the kitchen. Thanks for stopping by for another day of Life in Kentucky - Judy.
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