Most of the work we’ve done on the kitchen so far, with the exception of removing the wall, hasn’t been too impressive to look at. There’s been a lot of prep with plumbing and electrical work that doesn’t show, and so on. But the cabinets started to go in this week and you can finally start to see the shape of the new kitchen.

Here’s the cooktop wall and the back of the island:

The cooktop will be flanked by the pantry on the left and the fridge on the right. Here’s the walkway between the island and cooktop, looking towards the wall where the sink will be:

This is the island, looking out towards the living area:

This is the wall where the dishwasher, sink and oven will be – dishwasher on the far left, oven and microwave on the right, sink under window:

All of the doors and drawers will be installed next week, and then the cabinets will be stained. The countertop contractor is coming on Monday to make a template. Everything is moving along nicely!

And speaking of progress, here’s my latest belly shot (about 27 weeks along):