Before and After with Steps

When M and I bought our home this summer, there was a nook off one side of the kitchen (the kitchen is in the center of the house and open on three sides).
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The area on the left would really only hold a small bistro table and two chairs, and since the kitchen has a bar-eating area and there is a dining room, we thought more cabinets and counter space would be the way to go. On the right we have the glass-fronted cabinets full of all our barware, and I do mean full.
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When we moved in, we used some super cheap cabinets and counter I had in my craft room at the old place to provide more storage in the nook. Even the periodic table of wine grapes on the wall, which we love, couldn’t make this temporary solution look good. So, we hired a cabinet maker, and he designed and built us some lovely cabinets. Follow the installation progress below:
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This is one of the two guys who did the installation. I thought M knew his name, but he doesn’t. But he was a very nice guy, and he and his partner did a great job.
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All set up in the morning sunshine (the Gaggia espresso machine is a must in this house). There is even bread rising in the bowl on the counter. And I love the butcher block counter top.
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I really like these open shelves to keep dry goods accessible but up off the counter. It’s also nice to display the tea sets.
We’re very happy all round with this project! And there is even still some room in the cabinets.

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