August 19, 2010

A Perfect Match

I came home from work the other day to find another surprise project completed by my wonderful husband! The 2 new windows that he installed in our kitchen back in June, finally had been all trimmed out! The best part is, he created the new trim to exactly match the 80 year old trim that is in the rest of the house (genius, huh?). So, once all the trim is painted white, no one will know the difference between old and new!

So, I wanted to share with you his craftsmanship. And you can see how much trim really does help "finish" a space. It makes a huge difference in the look of this partially-completed kitchen.

To start out, here are a couple pictures of the original windows in the kitchen - just after we gutted the room. The first picture shows the original window above where the sink will go...

This second picture shows a double window on the west-side wall of the kitchen. There was one floor to ceiling cabinet on the right side of the window, but nothing below or above it.
Here are 2 pictures of the new windows (minus the new trim). First, the window above the sink...
Second, the windows on the side wall. We actually bought much smaller windows here to replace the original ones because we wanted to put cabinets underneath the windows and we wanted the windows centered in the wall (which they weren't before) to fit some special cabinets to the right and left of the window. Even though the window is considerably smaller, you really don't notice the difference in the overall space. And the kitchen look so much bigger with the extra cabinets we were able to add below it. But as you can see, the window feels very un-finished with no trim.

And so, here are the windows all trimmed out (with the addition of the pendant lights we hung)!

The side-wall windows look especially nice! This tiny addition of trim made all the difference in this space. I can now picture it completed. And I think the painting of trim and walls in the kitchen needs to begin pronto!

And the windows have great window-sills. I'm thinking about planting some herbs in little pots to sit in this sill on the double-window. But I could also plant flowers, or set candles or other decorating items on them. Window boxes are eventually going to hang on the outside of the windows.

This is an up-close and personal shot of the trim. All the trim in the house looks exactly like this - same lines and everything.
To show you an example of how similar the old and new trim are, below is a picture of the original trim in another part of the kitchen...

And here is the same old trim in the hallway, but it's already been painted white. The kitchen trim will go white too!

And here is a shot of the double-windows again, but standing further back so you can see the cabinets below and the pendant lights. We are ordering the new countertops soon. We'd like to have them installed by the end of September at the latest.

So, what do you think? Pretty nifty job, no?

I can't wait to see what it all looks like with my best friend, Mr. Paint Job! He's sure to make it extra pretty!

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  1. Wow, you're really gutting that place, huh??? Pretty impressive. :)

  2. Love the windows....Joey is very gifted in finished carpentry.


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