A few of you have asked for some pics of the finished kitchen. There's still a little tweaking to do, but here's where we are at. I did have trouble photographing this, think it was a combination of my limited photography skills, the black and white contrast, lighting and I didn't have time to move furniture out of the way. I might get around to taking better shots in the future, but for now these will have to do! :)
First up though for contrast, the old kitchen. We had 2 walls removed and several structural beams inserted into the roof. These guys rocked, totally professional and I would recommend them to anyone. I can't remember his business name, but any locals that are interested in a wall removal dude just drop me an email. He finished in 2-3 days, then 2 days kitchen installed, by these guys. I don't know if I'd recommend them. Whilst I'm overall happy with the job there's some details and service I'm not happy with. Their project management of the job, or lack, is probably one of the major issues and the fact that we spent quite a considerable amount of money with them (well for us it was) and there was no follow up at all after installation. Nothing. Pretty slack. Still, she's a solid kitchen and a joy to use, the appliances obviously pay a big part in that joy! Look at that oven, it's a monster and I love her.
The pictures below are also over at flickr if you want to read some notes and further detail.
The wall below is opposite the kitchen and the dining room is between this wall and the kitchen.
So that's pretty much it! I will post another time about my apple fetish and get some decent pics to share!