I am very excited to be showing you this little bit of Yurtgress. It actually occurred over the summer but we had some….challenges with the builder and I couldn’t utilize the bookshelves until recently. Yes, bookshelves! Just after we had the deck put on the yurt we had the bookshelves built on the living area side of the kitchen counter. It was a project I had been long awaiting as I so wanted to move my cookbooks over and showcase some of my pretty kitchen knick knacks.
To refresh your collective memories – these photos are from when the countertop was installed:
As you can see there is quite a bit of overhang on the one side. We had designed this to have bookshelves but there was just not enough money in the budget at the time to have them built so we lived with it until we could come up with the cash to pay for them. It took three years and the sale of the trailer but I finally have my bookshelves!
What we didn’t plan on, but was a very welcome addition to our household was the wine cooler from NewAir. I wasn’t able to make any cheese this summer but now that I am well and truly backed up on milk for soap making I am hoping that next year I will be able to fill that little beauty with wheels and wheels of cheese. We made an accommodation for it in the space under the counter and had the bookshelves built around them
They are mostly hardwood – cherry. I won’t go into the mostly. We are still in discussions with the builder.
The shelves are adjustable. You can see that they are beautifully simple in design just like my kitchen cabinets. To get a photo of the whole row I would have to move the dining room table out of the way and that just was not going to happen. I am also sorry for the picture quality. I took these on the one day we actually had sun. It is now a long forgotten memory. Despite the problems with the builder I am very happy to have the additional book storage space. Books are threatening to swallow us up here!
For those of you that did not see the kitchen cabinets:
I do love them; I wanted a plain door and I wanted cherry wood. The hubby just rolled his eyes at my expensive taste and pointed at the budget. I managed to fit what I wanted into the number. I couldn’t put cabinets and countertop all the way around the kitchen but I found a fantastic storage solution:
Shelving! It suited the modern look of the yurt and I think it actually gave me more storage than cabinets would have. In working with it for the last three years I am very happy I made the decision to go with better quality cabinets and countertop albeit less of them and the metal shelving than opting for cheaper materials all throughout the kitchen.
So yurtgress progresses; it moves, but it moves slowly yet surely.
SOMEDAY I’ll get that trim!