Here's the peninsula. The butcherblock countertop will jut out a few inches in the back to make an eating bar. The apron front sink will go in the cabinet right under the window.
This is to the right of the window/sink. The refrigerator and stacked washer/dryer will go in the blank space, microwave in that tall cabinet with the open space in the middle. In retrospect, I could have made the kitchen a few feet smaller. Actually, I did try, but I couldn't get the cabinets to work out unless I moved the sink out from under the window and I didn't want to to that.
The IKEA cabinets were super easy to put together. Most of them literally snapped together and you can put them together without any power tools, although a drill comes in handy. The installation is pretty simple, too, however, power tools are necessary for that. A level is a must. During installation, every angle must be leveled. The process is rather tedious, but again, simple. IKEA provides little plastic legs that snap onto the bottom of the cabinets and can be screwed up or down to level each side.
Here is how the trim is going to look...and the colors. This is one of the bedroom closets, doors taken off and primed by the carpenter **mad face**. All of the apartment and Tom's office is painted this color with the exception of the bathroom, which is a shade lighter, and the other bedroom in the following picture.
I LOVE these colors! And I love the contrast with the white trim.
This is Tom's office with two buit in bookcases, so far, only primed.
What do you think? Cottagey?