Very Helpful Uncle (VHU) came today to assist with picking up the floor tile from the distributor AND to help get the last wall cabinet detached.
Once detached, we were able to play “let’s check out to see if everything looks good in its new home”. Well….. turns out Design Guru’s fears were correct. Having the black fridge so close to the entry of the kitchen was AWFUL.
It cut off the natural light and made it seem like you needed a super secret password to even enter what really is a spacious kitchen. We also tried my initial idea of having the fridge sit on the blank wall with a small cabinet to make the “L”. Also a little wonky.
The final configuration – as of this moment, since things could change again by morning – is that the fridge stays near to where it is, just scooted closer to the kitchen entry along with the 18″ cabinet, the stove, and now the 30″ cabinet replaces the 42″ cabinet.
This allows for an open sight line when entering the kitchen and the fridge will sit next to the new closetry, so blocks no light.
Struggles that are born as a result of this – outlets on the stove side are no longer in an optimal space,
I have to re-work if I purchased enough veneers, re-think the doors, the two closets (which I fought hard to keep) are going to be narrower, and you-know-who is having second thoughts on the soapstone and my mini-peninsula. The latter two probably not having anything to do with today, but came up nonetheless.
In other words, a typical day under construction where pen to paper doesn’t always match boots on the ground decisions. I’m just glad I hadn’t cut the wall cabinets apart yet!