Thursday, June 18, 2009

Kitchen after 2 weeks

After 2 weeks of uproar and pounding we have trim:

(In the picture below, the upper cabinet to the right of the window is new -- there wasn't one in the old kitchen. And that gap below that has a trash bag in it is the future site of the dishwasher.)

(Desk area, which formerly had a cheapy, crappy shelf.)

We have large cabinets replacing the closet, and a bump in the wall for the refrigerator

and we have plumbing for a utility sink, which is something this house never had in spite of the relatively large laundry room

The island is still sort of floating around the room, with the cabinet that belongs above the refrigerator. And no shelves in anything -- several sliding shelves still need to be installed.

Still no glimmer of putting in the stove. This isn't a problem insofar as the oven is concerned -- at 7:30am the temperature is 79F/26C, with a forecast of 95F/35C, and it's so humid the windows are steaming up, so the thought of turning on an oven isn't really appealing -- but it might be nice to have a stovetop.

They measured for countertops last night, so we can hand in those measurements and have the countertops made. The floor is a mess, which we expected -- we're ripping up the old floor and installing laminate.

I am really looking forward to the day when I DON'T have workers hanging around the house all day. I'm also looking forward to putting kitchen things away, rather than having everything all over everywhere.

And the cat is looking forward to having 24/7 access to her favorite litter box, because the other 4 litter boxes we have in the house that are still easily accessible aren't quite good enough to poop in as far as she's concerned. And even though she glowers at the workers with her Eyeballs of Doom, they still stand between her and her litter box.


Tara said...

This may be a good time to watch that old home remodel favorite "The Money Pit" with Tom Hanks. I love the bit about the workers making themselves right at home...

At least you are moving in the right direction!

Obi-Mom Kenobi said...