Tuesday

15 July 2014

We are now about 99% done with the remodel. We hit a hiccup with having one transformer fewer than needed for the under cabinet lighting, and Amazon was the only place to get it. The tile guy came this morning to grout the back splash tile but no one had told him he was also expected to paint the exterior wall where the window was removed, so that still hasn't been done. They keep forgetting to bring the screen door for the patio, and somehow in changing faceplates for outlets and the like, our phone line no longer works in the kitchen, but all that will be done by the end of the week.

The kitchen is useable, and it's pretty, and right now that's what we care about.

Click to biggify the pictures...

Main wall, before
Main wall, after
Yessssss...
Finally.
Instead of posting 60 pictures, there are a bunch of pictures from before and after on Flicker [clicky here], with a few more including the cats...because clearly, we did this for Buddah to have a place to plaster himself...

When this all started, the projected timeline was 2-3 weeks, so we were pretty sure that meant 4 weeks, and as of today it's been 4 weeks. We lost a day to an inspector that didn't show, a day to a holiday, and a couple to having the wrong grout for the back splash and not having 3 transformers for the lighting, but overall, it's been fairly painless. We'll be glad to not be tied to the house every day and the cats will really be glad to not be stuck in the back of the house so much.

Now...we get to clean up all the crap that got moved around, the rest of the dust (this is a damned dusty thing to go through) not yet cleaned up, and sort through all the things that are not going back into the kitchen. Goodwill is getting a couple of big boxes of stuff.

And tomorrow...finally, a real meal made at home.

On the grill.

Outside.

It's a start.


8 comments:

Luna said...

It looks beautiful, especially when cats are in picture. Actually my new kitchen looks almost identical to yours...same cabinets (although with handles), same flooring and same granite except mine is cesarstone. But I don't jump up on counters, at least not when mommy is around. Congratulations and in only six weeks. Too my mommy 6 months but as long as she could open food cans I was happy.

Erin said...

LOL! "It's a start"... When my sister and I started shopping at big box stores (we were able to share which is important with all those double bottles etc.) After getting home dividing, wrapping and putting away we would order in Pizza, even though there was tons of stuff in the freezer. I loved getting my shopping done in one day for a month but woah! the work!! And looks like you have yours cut out for you. Good thing you had so many years of experience packing moving and cleaning!
I am so happy for you Karen and Mike! Enjoy!

Cest Moi said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the photos on Flickr, too -- thank you for sharing. What program/site did you use to plan out/illustrate the new kitchen, if you don't mind my asking?

Thumper said...

Sadly, I don't know...the guy from the remodeling company did that. He took what we said we wanted and then emailed those to me later that day.

Derby, Ducky said...

Really like the change in lighting from the big overhead to the pendents and recessed lights.

Catrina Knight said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Dawn Brayton said...

Absolutely stellar! MAX marking the kitchen as his by walking all over the counters and Buddah laying on everything must mean they were born to be in THAT kitchen. It's great they feel like that and you and spouse thingy have enough space to finally move around in that looks right out of a magazine.

Mighty Kitty said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I'm so happy for Mike and you and the kitties to have such a great home and a "to die for" kitchen. Enjoy dearheart!