The end of September has brought cooler mornings, and clear blue sunny days! The Meyer lemon tree outside the kitchen door is full of fruit. I'm looking forward to our first harvest and first taste of Meyer lemonade. Meanwhile, we have decided on this lovely blue tile for the kitchen countertop and backsplash:
The focal point of the new kitchen will be the new fireclay farmhouse sink. Solid white porcelain, with an apron front. It's a beauty, and so heavy that we haven't been inclined to remove it from its nicely padded shipping box. There it will remain until it gets tiled into the new countertop beneath the kitchen window.
I can't wait to see it installed, along with the new cabinets and new tile countertop. The rough-in should be interesting, since the sink weighs about 140 pounds, empty! We found a local kitchen cabinetmaker who has drawn up a beautiful layout for us. We'll have their bid in hand next week. If we're happy with the price, it's just a matter of deciding on a wood finish and hardware, and then waiting 4-5 weeks for delivery.
There's no telling when the remodel will begin, since a lot depends on when the necessary fixtures, appliances, cabinets, and other materials arrive, because we're hoping to avoid construction delays by having everything on-site before the job starts. And that, of course, means final decisions must be made, and quickly, so that orders can be placed, and deliveries coordinated. But, each decision that's made brings our new kitchen a little closer, and it will be happening SOON!