Photo Time – Phase 1

All morning, things here have been busy. Out with the old, not very well built sink cabinet and in with the new.

They are beautiful, they are more than we could have ever imagined. Jerry – the cabinet guy rocks and B who lent a huge helping hand – words can’t even describe how indebted we are to you.

I know that this design set up is, most likely, not for most – but for us to get the feel we wanted and utilizing the little space we had – this was the best option, unless we extended the kitchen. That isn’t going to happen and we always love a good challenge.

This is only pictures of the cabinets and not the full kitchen. I feel that after the sink is set and the granite is installed then I’ll try to get a full shot of that wall. If I can’t then I’m sure my father-in-law can since he actually knows what he is doing.

So here are the photo’s of phase one:

Phase one is now done and in the morning we move onto phase 2 – granite anyone?


4 Responses to “Photo Time – Phase 1”

  1. 1 Karen Anne February 15, 2010 at 8:47 AM

    Lovely looking cabinets. Not sure what’s going on – shelves instead of upper cabinets?

  2. 2 Michele February 15, 2010 at 9:48 AM

    Over the sink cabinet we went to 3 open shelving units, which is now 59″ long. I realize that most only will use 2 open shelves, but to not waste all that upper space we added the 3rd.

    The old kitchen had white, cheap, upper cabinets, 3 different sizes. The husband and I hated the closed in feeling,the lack of function, lack of design, no counter top space what so ever, it was fugly. We also had no room for the refrigerator which is what started this whole mess to begin with when the old one bit-it. The refrigerator was actually in the space where the stand alone cabinet is now. The space used to be a cluster-f&*k. No room for anything!

    We had to think outside the box to make this work and not get into a huge, costly, construction project by adding on to the back of the house. Adding on to the house was not an option.

    We gained 23″ of space by going to this design. For most it would not seem to be worth the effort. For us, it’s a big deal. I have a 53″ work station, which would have never happened had we not made minor changes to the layout of the space.

    We had to utilize every square inch and yet keep the room some what balanced.

    I hope this helps to clear up what we did and why we did it. There will be a photo of the lay out once the granite comes in.

  3. 3 Larry S. April 2, 2010 at 8:12 AM

    Where did you get your cabinets? What brand – style name? Those would go great in our house!

  4. 4 Michele April 3, 2010 at 4:32 PM

    Larry – these were a custom build by a guy in Medina Ohio. His name is Jerry Rowerstein from “Designs Around You”. Jerry’s phone number is 330-608-2781. His E-mail address is

    This guy is awesome and stays in contact with you though out the project. Very reasonable and trust worthy which was one of our concerns since we were burned before by a cabinet guy.

    He is actually coming over to finish a couple things in the next couple of hours.

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