Late last week I visited the kitchen project in Fremont. This is the part when it starts really looking like what was conceived.
In this photo you can see that compared to the original kitchen, we have doubled the counter space and storage. The cook top and exhaust fan have not yet been installed. One final cabinet, which needed to be modified, will be installed at the wall end of the peninsula. The molding that will cover the gap between the upper cabinets and the ceiling also needs to be installed. The original plan was to extend the original flooring into the dining area. But the manufacturer discontinued the old flooring. The owner selected a beautiful cork laminate flooring, which I think is lovely.
The cabinet maker did an outstanding job making the wine rack, seen on the left side of the photo. It is made up of narrow sticks of wood. Each full bin will take 4 bottles of wine. I think the rack will accommodate about 56 bottles of wine…more than 4 cases! My kind of people.
This photo looks up at the ceiling. Here you can see that we have created a single large coffer with lighting coves on two sides. This is to function as ambient light for the room, not functional light. For functional light, we have both recessed down lights in the ceiling and under cabinet lighting, under the upper cabinets.
The owners are eager to see this finished and the contractor believes it will be done before the 4th of July. I will be going down to Fremont again when it is completed to do a final site review and take a bunch of pictures, including pictures of the various goodies inside the cabinets.by