Kitchen cabinets went in over the last three days. This is all there will be. Open shelves will go to the right of the window over the sink and perhaps to the right of the vent hood, depending on whether I like the look. I like the idea of my headspace being open and free. It’s going to take some serious planning to get my extensive collection of cookware and dishes into this system, along with all the crazy exotic foods I like to collect, but I am hoping that I will be able to do it! There will also be pantry space in the laundry room and into a little built-in cupboard in the hallway to the left of the photo above.
Many of the base cabinets are drawers instead of shelves, and I hope this will make their contents more accessible.
I can’t wait to see what it looks like with the beams uncovered and the hardwood floors let out from underneath their protective papering. Speaking of hardwood, flooring is finished on the first floor and the action has moved upstairs.
Master bath. With new tile—I don’t think I ever got around to doing a post on that. Probably for the best as I’ve asked my builder to redo the niches four times and they still aren’t the way I want them!
Master bedroom looking a bit like a beautiful lumberyard! And on that note, I leave you with some of the first signs of spring at the farm: a rapidly greening pasture and the flowering quince by the mailbox:
This is a huge old bush, and it was mostly obscured by rampant honeysuckle vines until one day last summer when I took after it with my clippers. It took many tractor buckets full of vines to cut the quince free. Honeysuckle is notoriously hard to eradicate, but I have been keeping a close eye on this quince and am ready to spring into attack mode should it rear its tendrils again. I could tell that the quince was thrilled—shortly after I hacked away the honeysuckle, it shot up with new leaves even though it was almost fall. It will be interesting to see if it fills in a bit this summer now that light can reach its interior…or whether I will have to do more extensive pruning to help refine its shape.