RIT is counting down the days to the Innovation Festival. At Cornell we’re counting down days until the end of term. And at 15 Hampton Way, we’re counting down the days until we have a new kitchen.

It began with getting a new floor. And then we realized that the new floor would make the cabinets look worse. So we decided to upgrade the cabinets. Then the contractors suggested a number of great ideas. Suddenly closets were being knocked out, new doors are being planned, granite is being bought, etc. And with that, we crossed the final threshold: new appliances.

Quoth the Godfather: “Every time we try to get out, they keep pulling us back in.”

And as this post would be useless without pictures, behold the kitchen as it currently stands:

Kitchen Deconstructed The old linoleum floor has already been torn out, the closet that used to be to the left of the picture has been removed. The cabinets will be torn out this weekend. On Wednesday, our new cabinets arrived:

Bringing in the new

Checking the order

So currently our garage is filled with a bunch of new Hickory cabinets, which as it turns out are “eco-friendly” — not sure what that means:

Cabinets that you can feel good about and, without further adieu,  behold the new cabinets:

Meet new hickory!