Category: Kitchen

Mess with my marble…

Today, the electricians returned to complete the work so we could pass our second inspection, which is scheduled for this Wednesday. I worked from home to let them in. We haven’t been huge fans of these electricians, despite finding them…

Kitchen

The kitchen is so close I can almost taste it. Special thanks to Dylan, who brought his talents to Gowanus and helped move a lot of heavy items. The oven is now in its final resting place. Notice anything missing…

Mr. Slim

As part of the failed electrical¬†inspection, we rushed to get our wall mounted a/c unit installed. And it’s big. And heavy…which I know because I helped launch the fan (left) onto the roof with the HVAC guys. The unit is…

Happy one-year anniversary, house!

Last Tuesday, June 4, was the one-year anniversary since husband and I closed on the Gowanus manor. It’s been quite a ride. We’ve been working on it regularly for probably about 10 months, and after this summer, we hope it…

It is the task that never ends…

Drywalling! There’s husband building yet another wall. This one encloses some support beams. We’ll eventually build a desk that fits right into it. We’re thinking of just buying some butcher block from Ikea for that. Pretty affordable, and very durable.…

Covering the beam

We have a support beam that drops right down into our kitchen island (left pic). We weren’t sure how we were going to cover it. One friend suggested the funky siding-style at the Gramercy Park Hotel, another something in stainless…

Advice from the real experts

Husband and I have been going back and forth about whether to install a master bathroom or not. We’d have to do it from scratch – all the plumbing, fixtures, tiling, shower, etc. – as it would be located where…

Mixed feelings about the backsplash

The white subway tile looks great, but we’re a bit unsure about the super dark grout. We wanted dark grout, but probably should have gone dark gray instead of black. We might chip some out and try to replace it…