It’s finally, really, almost finished. Fire yesterday, water today. As of tonight, I can cook over an open flame, put stuff down the disposal, and use the dishwasher. No more Teflon-coated electric wok, no more washing dishes in the shower, right?
So I stopped at the store on the way home from a very long day at work to get beer so I could have my favorite supper: beer and popcorn. But not only could I not find any popcorn, I couldn’t find the popcorn popper either. Good thing there were two episodes of Glee on the DVR to console me.
All that’s left is screwing in the pulls, finding some damn undercounter lights, and punch list things. Oh, yeah, and finding a table to fit the completely bizarre space for it.
There are mistakes, that’s for sure. But I really can’t believe how wonderful it is. The blue is perfect, and the main excuse for the whole thing — no counter space — is really, truly, much improved. Seems like there’s a place to put something down everywhere I turn.
One day I will put all these kitchen pics in order — but here you can enjoy the time-lapsed progress of just one day.
All of a sudden the cul-de-sac was full of trucks again. Counters, appliances and electric. Most of what’s left is hooking things up and fixing mistakes.
Light — morning v night, flash v no flash, lights on v off — makes a huge, wonderful difference.
Day 1: demo kitchen. Day 2: wake sleeping concertgoers at 9 am–with a jackhammer to remove slate floor and 3 inches of concrete below it. Day 3: frame kitchen and clean up. Day 4: install all new subfloors. Day 5: rest and wait for electrical rough on Tuesday.
“Tom already called first poop.” This is what Warren said when I told him the plumber was at home installing the toilet and faucets. This is the world I live in, folks.
Dan still has no terlet. I had to pay $411 to special order it today because of that 10-inch rough thing.
Looked in the bathroom yesterday and realized I hadn’t picked trim colors. Honestly, at one point that would’ve been what I thought of first. Kids’ bathroom is getting white. I think I’m going to paint the trim in Dan’s bathroom the same color as the cabinet — what do you think?
Tile’s pretty much finished. Now I’m just second guessing a few of the details.
Just have to talk with the builder about what to do for all these unfinished edges. And decide if I want to regrout the marble floor tile with a lighter color. I chose that beadboard vanity cabinet before I knew how busy the floor would be, and the gray grout makes it even worse.