Wednesday, 15 June 2011

The kitchen appliances are (mostly) placed

Today's updates to the red brick building were small and scattered, rather than showing a lot of progress in any one room.  The spaces that have changed the most are the two tenants' kitchens, where the appliances that were delivered on Monday have been placed.  The ranges and fridges in the rentals are KitchenAid, the dishwashers are Bosch.  Unit 1:

Notice the faucet, which has been installed...and the garbage disposal, sitting in its box on the counter, which hasn't.

Here's unit 2's kitchen:

No faucet yet or garbage disposal, but the sink, the stove and the dishwasher are in place.  The refrigerator, on the other hand isn't:

That's because we were supposed to receive one with an icemaker and an icemaker has been plumbed for, but this model doesn't have one.  A call to the sales guy was made and he is sending us an icemaker kit to fit into the above fridge.

In our kitchen, the range and refrigerator have also been placed:

I'm surprised by how little space there is to walk between the range and the fridge.  Sure, the (lack of) distance was on the plans, but I'm used to it being open.  Not sure if the cramped feeling is going to change and more cabinetry goes in and I get used to the new configuration or if this is something that's gonna bug me.

I hope the plumber comes back again tomorrow: there's a ton for him to do, not only in the kitchens.  And I'd like to see the range hoods go in in the tenants' units very shortly.  (Ours needs some kind of transition piece between the bottom of the pipe and the top of the hood that we're waiting on.)


  1. Thanks so much for popping by Nero and commenting ;)
    What gorgeous progress you're making on your pad -- stunning details throughout.
    Oh, and thanks for reminding me of the name of tadelakt plaster -- kept trying to recall what it was called for the Egyptian painter!
    Cheers, Alcira

  2. Hi Alcira,
    Thank you! I'm sure you'll have no trouble at all finding someone skilled with tadelakt in Egypt. It's such a beautiful and interesting material I'm shocked that it hasn't taken off (yet?) here.