Wednesday, April 23, 2014

What DID We Do All Day?

What we watched somebody else do all day:


This used to be our kitchen :)  Game on.

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  1. OH. My. ..... Well, it will be fun seeing the "after" picture, now that we've seen the *before*, *starting out* and *in between* pictures! :)

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    1. Ugh. Today the plumber is here and it is SUCH a mess!

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    2. I saw the beautiful links on Pinterest - it's going to look GREAT! :) I imagine the mess trying to get it there is probably a little nerve-wracking, though! My husband has done some remodeling recently (not of our house - we rent - but his father's bathroom) and it was unreal how messy it got before it was finished!

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  2. Whoa! You really are doing a total makeover! Will the configuration of your kitchen change? Or, is the plan just new cabinets and floors?

    Cristina

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    1. Sadly my configuration is the ONLY configuration that fits in my tiny kitchen. It is too small to move anything. I am keeping the floors for now (laminate that is supposed to emulate travertine tiles). I was hoping to replace them if we were at or below budget but will be slightly above budget. New cabinets, new countertops, new plumbing, new electric, new backsplash. We did remove most of the soffits so the new cabinets can be taller. The soffits were full of plumbing and electric so that's all being moved. The good news is that my new cabinets will not only taller but better kinds, drawers instead of regular bottom cabinets, lazy susan instead of blind corner, etc.,

      My old kitchen only had a handful of drawers and they had disintegrated backs and fell out when you pulled on them unless you held them up with your knee. Half the electrical didn't work and the faucet leaked down into the sink when you used it. Lots of new lights.

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    2. I have had the Lazy Susan cabinet before, a couple of times - I LOVED it! You will love it! :)

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  3. Okay, I can't type here what first came out of my mouth when I saw that picture...(and I don't usually use words like those...) but your shot was just that impressive. :) I am sure you'll be glad when you can cook again. With the flow of life sometimes I am very glad that we homeschool and be okay with the seeming disruptions that come steamrolling through!

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    1. Well, hey! We kept the floor and the garbage disposal! Can't you see the little lonely garbage disposal in the bottom right corner? LOL! You should see the mess today! Plumber.

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    2. I do see that garbage disposal in the corner! How funny you kept that. Do you have an estimated finish date? In time for summer bbq?

      BTW, I am secretly afraid of plumbers. I don't know what they are doing, though I usually suspect it is something rather easy that I could actually do myself, and they just love charging me an arm and a leg.

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    3. !! You need to do a kitchen reveal for the rest of us!! I think we are going to have hardwood floors installed on the second floor right after we move into the house and get rid of the carpet. I am hoping that it isn't too expensive so my husband doesn't freak out, but the carpet is rather long and I know that it would make the small classroom pieces disappear. Also, the cleanliness just gets me. I'd rather have hard floors. But this means ANOTHER couple of weeks of displacement before I can move stuff upstairs. I mean, if we don't do it immediately I think we'd be likely to never do it. AHH, more logistics and I just want to be done with it all.

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    4. My Father-in-law is coming to visit on Wednesday. He's a very good photographer and I'm going to get him to do the "glamour shots" of the kitchen for me. We have been done since mid June except for light rail. Our surfer/bicycle-builder/carpenter has a loose sense of "deadline" and hasn't show up yet to build it. Oh well.

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