We are still working on the pantry- we have to get the black and white marble floor installed and that is why the dishwasher is temporarily in place. We have used a Fisher-Paykel drawer model since the original height of the counters is too low to install a regular dishwasher. When we start on the main kitchen I'm planning on 2 Bosch regular size dishwashers.
Can you believe the difference in the counters and cabinets - it's amazing!!! I probably will have a new wall color when I finally do the main kitchen over but until then we are sticking with our old butternut shade.
The opening is still a white and I don't mind it - the cutting of the middle cabinet (done before we owned the house) doesn't allow us to make the side panels stained as the wood is not the original. I was planning on laying a veneer of the original wood over the white but that might have to wait.
On a very sad note all this work was done by our painter/woodworker and over all house manager, Michael Barrett who tragically passed away this summer. Michael died in his sleep in August. He was only 58 years old. We are so sad and only now realize all he did for us. Many of our projects will be put on hold until we come up with a plan. As you can see Michael was an artist and did beautiful work - He will be missed by many up here in Maine.