I’m so completely thrilled with the way the kitchen renovation is coming together, it’s hard for me to pick a favorite part…but if I had to pick, it would be a toss up between the new countertops and the transom windows.
The big part of the kitchen project we hired out was the opening up of the wall between the kitchen and family room.
I swear, every pipe and wire in the first floor must have run through this wall, so it was beyond Scott’s or my skill set to reroute everything ourselves. We met a carpenter when we lived in our last house, Chris Skocay, who is just wonderful, so we were very happy to have him run the opening of the wall and then we hired out the plumbing and electrical work separately.
Once the electrical and plumbing work was done, Chris opened the wall up completely and framed out the opening with wood boards.
I’ve been so excited to tell you about my source for the transom windows, Transoms Direct. They have so many different style options and all of their transom windows are offered in completely customizable sizes. The quality is fantastic and even Chris, who is a master carpenter, was impressed with them and said he would order them for future projects. I can’t say enough great things about their product – just top-notch.
We ordered a very traditional style transom, and once they arrived Chris got to work installing them.
We had three separate transoms, so Chris installed them one by one, starting with the one along the wall.
Each transom was screwed into the wood piece above to hold it in place, and then secured to the side and top surround pieces with brad nails.