Sunday, February 17, 2013

Progress photos - appliances, lighting & plumbing

Our appliances were delivered and they look great!  If you're in the Seattle area, I would strongly recommend purchasing your appliances through Albert Lee.  Not only did they help us select the appropriate appliances for our space and needs, but they also provided a new range when the first one we received failed to ignite the bake function on the oven.

All of the appliances that we purchased are Kitchen Aid, with the exception of the vent hood, which is Vent-A-Hood.  Since our city has a requirement of installing make up HVAC ventilation for vent hoods over 300CFM, we looked to Albert Lee to find us a hood that met the requirements.  The particular model that we picked is 250CFM, eliminating the need for rework on the ventilation in our house - a good thing, after we hemorrhaged some funds to get the cabinets into finished condition.

Kitchen Aid dishwasher
Kitchen Aid 5 burner gas range with Vent-A-Hood vent hood
Kitchen Aid microwave & wall oven combo
Kitchen Aid fridge

 Our plumber also came and did his final trim out.  We're really thrilled with the way that the fixtures look.
Master shower with frameless shower glass

Master vanity - one of the sconce shades broke and we're waiting on a replacement

Kohler Bancroft Monoblock lavatory faucets in the master bath

Kohler Bancroft Monoblock lavatory faucet with Pental Alpine Quartz in the powder room

Moen prep sink faucet with Kohler cast iron undermount sink
Our electrician also dropped by to install the light fixtures.  Unfortunately, several of the light fixtures had broken shades.  We're still awaiting their replacements, so I don't have a full set of lighting photos.  These pictures will give you the general idea of the style that we selected.  Classic, restoration style.

Kichler 8 inch Retro Mini Pendants above the island and an $80 drum pendant from Overstock above the dining area

Foyer pendant by Rejuvenation

Semi flush schoolhouse style light by World Imports in the transitional space between master bedroom and master bath
Once I have pictures of all of the lights in the house, I'll be doing a separate post on which lights we chose and why.  Stay tuned!


  1. Hi! I happened upon your blog searching for white kitchen ideas! Love your cabinets, almost exactly what I have picked out for our Arts & Crafts bungalow we are building. I am having a hard time picking which 'white' to go with. I see you mentioned your cabinets are SW Alabaster. I am trying to pick between that or a more brighter white. Would you share why you decided on Alabaster and if it has a creamy feel to it?

  2. Hi kt, thanks for your comment! I'm glad you found my blog. I just had a chance to look at yours and it looks like your project is moving along nicely. We ended up using SW Alabaster per our designer's suggestion. In her words "It's never gone bad on me." I also have a friend who used it on the exterior trim of their house and the interior cabinets and millwork. Seeing it "in the flesh" was helpful for me to make a final decision. Since so many whites have blue/red undertones, you'll want to be careful going too crisp, depending what you pair it with on the walls. Now that we've spent a few days here, I really do like the Alabaster. It's very creamy and looks crisp in natural light and slightly warmer under an incandescent bulb. Hope that's helpful!

  3. Thanks for the reply, I really appreciate it! Hope you are enjoying your new home!

  4. Found your blog while searching the internet for paint colors. Your new home is beautiful! Thanks for sharing your journey through the building process. Also, I love all the pictures.