There were half a dozen vehicles in front of the house this morning. I was headed for the front door where the big strong man was working.
Andy noted that the cabinet boxes were no longer in the garage. That lit a fire under me and I rushed inside. There was a wood shop set up in the family room.
Most of the cabinets were already installed and the man was working on the first upper cabinet.
So this is how they do it! He had two homemade boxes and a piece of counter top to establish the height of the upper cabinets. No measuring required.
We checked the master bath. The cabinets are one of the very few areas where I upgraded from “standard”. I paid an arm and a leg to get those beadboard kitchen cabinets. I stayed with the “standard” (read: no extra cost” for the bathrooms). They are just fine. I am also pleased with the color of the cabinets against the floor tiles.
The guest bath is smaller.
And, the bath between Andy’s office and the kitchen is smaller still.
We went outside to see how the stucco texture layer was going on. It has more pattern than I expected.
The stucco for this step was very soupy.
A new young man was applying it. He got a small amount of mud on his trowel and dabbed it up the wall.
He did not go all the way up. I suppose there is another technique for getting close to but not on the eaves, but we did not see it.
Around by the front door, the big strong man was working on the column bases.
Then we were back inside to watch kitchen cabinet installation. The man had a lot of tools.
Sometimes they had to assume awkward positions.
The woman installed the shelves and doors.
She also helped her husband raise cabinets to the wall.
We left to take the car to the body shop for installation of a plastic protective strip on the back bumper. The paint had to cure before they stuck it on. Of course, that meant getting another pizza at Mellow Mushroom, very close to the body shop.
Afterward, we stopped in a nursery where I looked at blueberry bushes with which to make a small hedge on either side of the house, along the property line. I picked a small fig and gave Andy a taste. He had never eaten a fresh fig before and insisted we buy a fig bush/tree too. I wanted two cherry trees, but the man said that sweet cherries will not do well in this area. Sour cherries are nice, but I want to eat fresh from the tree. I’ll do some more research.
We stopped back at the house after our outing. All the workers were gone. It appears that the stucco crew is done. They have left a good bit of “stuff” lying around, but I am sure they are still working in the neighborhood and will pick it up soon.
The cabinet installer left for lunch when we left and never came back. I love my kitchen cabinets! They look great with the gray walls and the light gray floor.
Here is a closeup of the upper cabinets. I’ve always been a natural wood person. It seems a shame to paint white over than beautiful maple, but I wanted to give white cabinets a try. It really makes a bright kitchen. I think I am going to be very happy with them.