Live/Work Update: Kitchen Installation

Well, the last few months have been a real grind at the Live/Work project. Mostly because I’ve elected to do most of the finish work myself, things have progressed very slowly. There are only so many things you can get done on nights and weekends. (Oh, and did I mention I’m not a professional cabinet builder, concrete contractor, or electrician?!?!)

The good news is that we can see the light at the end of the tunnel! It’s been almost a year, and the last few details are wrapping up – appliances are going in, cabinets are hung, and we’re looking forward to the final inspections. Yeah!

Here are a few (long overdue) photos from the last few months. Thanks for your patience – making time to keep up with Portland Built (while running Kinesis) has been nearly impossible. With the project wrapping up, we’re looking forward to putting more time into the Portland Built site. Enjoy the show!

Concrete Countertop Fresh out of the mold
Concrete Countertop Fresh out of the mold
Concrete Countertop for the penninsula
Concrete countertop for the peninsula
Staining the veneered die wall
Staining the veneered die wall
Moving the die wall into position
Moving the die wall into position
Drawer installation
Drawer installation
Penninsula corbel
Penninsula corbel
Light switch dimmer
Light switch dimmer
Counter depth refrigerator. Used appliances are great!
Counter depth refrigerator. Used appliances are great!

Big thanks to everyone who helped with this phase of the project- especially to John Wallace, who put up with my attempts at cabinetry.