It was inevitable, though.
This house has incredible radiators. Unbelievable radiators--I have never seen such highly decorated specimens. And they are not all the same throughout the house. They were put in when even industrial items were created with an aesthetic. Look at these beauties!
This, of course, will never do. Because we are keeping them. I detest forced hot air, and almost equally detest baseboard heaters. Yes, friends it might truly be possible that along with the butler's pantry-- remember?, this what sold me on the house.
The new kitchen will feature a long radiator reused from the old kitchen. If you look really closely, and squint a little, you can see it in this photo I took on the day we closed, not knowing four years ago that I would want a good picture of it for a "before." Of course. It's the dark space to the left of the sink cabinet, under the board, er, window seat. It's the same one in the demo photos from the front hall.
This is the result.
The one on the left goes upstairs. The long one will have either a vent box built around it, or a bench fitted to the top. For the kitties, of course. Because its new home is in the southeast corner of the kitchen in front of very large windows. Yes, I am building space with my cats in mind. Don't judge.
Now, how we are going to get the smaller one (arguably as heavy, if not heavier than the long one) upstairs.... I have no idea. I suppose once the middle of the house is stabilized and the stairway is solid, that will be the way. Wait and see...