The kitchen is IN! Mostly, that is. The island is not yet set to prevent a lot of headache with cutting the Oak Floors around it, so we choose to install the island after the floors are in. Although the kitchen is small it took a full 2 days and 3 contractors to complete. The process of installing new cabinetry can be cumbersome!

Ignore the construction mess – Canyon Creek came through yet again! Thank you Melinda at Grey Lumber.

Epic Fail

This episode has taken me awhile to publish, partly because of the holidays but mostly because filming while contractors are working is very uncomfortable! Most of them aren’t like our wonderful inspector – Justin w/ the City Of Tacoma, who aren’t camera shy at all. You’ll see in this full video, just a short clip of the first time we tried to film (yes I was chased by a bee) but while inside we tried to capture some update, but choose to discontinue filming, out of respect for my Contractors.


  • Canyon Creek Cabinets – Purchased through Gray Lumber in Tacoma
  • Maple wood in Chambray (color close to navy blue) for lower cabinets
  • Maple wood in White for upper cabinets
  • Includes toe kick, Scribe for upper cabinets and touch up kit
  • Under-mount full extension drawer guides w/ soft close

Canyon Creek Cabinets

I’m delighted with how the cabinets turned out. My goal in remodeling this home is to select finishings that are modern and timeless. Navy blue (or in this case – Chambray!) to me, felt like a color that would be well received both now and in 30 years. I’m not going to remodeling this house again for a while – if ever!

Oak Hardwood Floors – not yet installed. The flooring professional matched perfectly the original oak floors. These will be installed in the kitchen. so the main floor (except for bath) will have hardwood floor throughout.


To wrap it up, here is a little sneak peek of the color (and style) of the front door. I’m choosing to keep the cardboard protector on until the construction is finished. No dings and scratches, please!

Front door – Green door w/ white body and blueblack trim! (Sherwin Williams) I love it!


  1. Wood floor installed on the main floor
  2. Installing the island (permanently)
  3. Installing and hooking up all appliances
  4. Cleaning the ducts and firing up the furnace
  5. Finishings electrical (main floor first, then downstairs)

CALL/TEXT me (Jenny Wetzel) for info – 253-381-9788