30 April 2014

The remodel ball is rolling... Kitchen Guy has been out here to measure, we picked out cabinets and have seen the computer mockup, and holy carp, it's going to be gorgeous.

Kitchen as is, from the living room
Mock up with the cabinets
I've been nervous as hell about this, but Monday we met with Kitchen Guy and then headed for a warehouse to look at granite and quartz slabs and backsplash tile and flooring, and I started to get really excited about it.  We found the counter surface we want, and thought we'd found the backsplash tile and flooring, but then yesterday we went to Home Depot and Lowes and found some better choices.

Y'all can play along if you want; I set up a Flickr album. There are a lot of pictures of the existing kitchen, the mock up, and a few of our choices.

The cabinets have been ordered and it looks like demo will start in 4-5 weeks. After that, 2-3 weeks, and we should have a brand new kitchen.

This means I have to start cooking, doesn't it...?

Not sure how much work I'll get done while this is going on. I am sure that the cats are going to be displeased, since they'll be locked in a room a lot of the time. I actually feel bad about that.

I feel bad, too, that Buddah will lose his access to the top of the cabinets.

Poor kitty.


debzy said...

My cats used to sleep on top of the cabinets pre-reno but they have since found other places - like the counters...seriously though they don't mind - they adapt. It's so much fun to renovate - I'm kinda sorry we're done...kinda... :) Have fun with it!

Mighty Kitty said...

Thrilled for you and so happy you got such beautiful results! I think the cats will do fine at the price of a few extra crunchy treats or some good nip. If they want kitty friendly bites, then it's "no pain no gain". Anyway, who wants swallowed up in a cracked tile floor? Great looking ideas!

Luna said...

Rots of Ruck. They told me 2 weeks and it took 13 weeks. Heat up the old camp stove.

las794 said...

Ooooo, what fun! Looks like the new layout (and all those swarms of cabinets) will be a BIG improvement!

Shaggy and Scout said...

Looks like a winner!
No, you don't have to start cooking....that's what gets it all grungy.

Derby, Ducky said...

With the extra cabinets you lose a window. So will those hold the treats and goodies for Max and Buddah?