Sneak peek of kitchen in progress & need advice
Just wanted to post a preview since it may be awhile before completely finished (beginning to wonder if it will ever be!). From the photos it looks as if it should be finished within days, but also notice that you can still see the "old" kitchen in the bottom photo which means that it still has to be demolished! That's good due to the fact that we have managed to minimize the time without a kitchen, but bad in that we can't really finish the new and begin using because during the tearout of the old, as well as floor refinishing/staining, there will once again be dust everywhere - and I'm NOT cleaning it every single day! Anyway, here it is in it's unfinished state:
Which brings me to the second part of this post - any advice for the following?
1) How best to manage to keep dust out of the new kitchen while the old is torn out? Over the past 7 months we've had temporary walls, plastic, etc up blocking off various areas and there is still tons of dust on everything so I know it can't be entirely prevented. Do you think it would be best to wrap all the new appliances in plastic as well as taping off the old kitchen while demo is going on? The cabinets are currently very dusty/dirty and I'm not planning on cleaning them until TOTALLY finished!
2) Any suggestions for a backsplash (the paint color on the wall is a med gray color and the counters around the perimeter will be Cambrian black antique finish)? I was heavily leaning toward marble, however also really like glass tile, but I'm so tired of making decisions that I can't even think about it anymore!
Thanks for any and all advice! I think I'm only still sane due to knowing others have survived this :)