The appliances arrived while I was reading the not so clear instructions for installing the ceiling fan. Except for the microwave that just plugs in, thank you, some to a lot of assembly is required for each appliance.
Two of them, the dryer and vent hood over the stove, require holes through the wall for exhaust. Sadly the stove vent hood must be returned. It exhausts through the top and I need it to mount under the cabinet and exhaust through the rear. Could have sworn that's what I ordered.
The counter top on the stove side will cover the drawer base and the dryer. The top of the dryer needs to be removed for that. You can't order it that way. I asked. It is an option of assembly. I am also going to put counter top on the cabinet sitting on the floor under the window and on the other side of the stove that you can see in the picture above.
The refrigerator was a tight tight fit. I had to remove the baseboard on the short side wall and the 1/4 inch thick stained oak plywood I glued to the side of the cabinet next to the refrigerator to make it fit.
The dishwasher was a tight squeeze too, but I can move the sink base over to give it more room. The washing machine has plenty of room to spare. It's a tiny thing. I am actually contemplating taking all the cabinets down and moving them all over by an inch, inch and a half, to give the refrigerator a bit more breathing room.
The counter top on the refrigerator side will cover the washer and go right up to the refrigerator.
All those instruction manuals. All the final assembly and connections to water lines and drain lines and gas lines. Holes cut through walls. My head was spinning just a bit. I've never done this before. How do I install a counter top? Do I need an end piece between the dishwasher and refrigerator to help support the counter top and keep the dishwasher's hot away from the refrigerator's cold?
It's a bit over whelming.
You haven't done any of this before. Read the directions. You can get it done one appliance at a time. The cabinets can be moved. It's no big deal. Some adjustments need to be made.
I did get the last of the trim in the mini loft done at least. Now how am I going to make book shelves for a library in such an odd space? I'll think about that later.
Tomorrow I can hang the ceiling fan while I contemplate the notion of a kitchen. No need to rush in to things.