Saturday, May 22, 2010

Kitchen, Day 12

So with the granite fully in and polished up (and now that we have a fully functional sink again! yea!) it's tile time... this is after the second day of tile; should be one more day to finish that off, I think.


* grout
* backsplash
* replace hood
* fix stove knob
* paint trim, ceiling, walls, corbels
* install lighting
* sell old stove
* beers!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Kitchen, Day 10


Was fun to watch these guys work; just manhandling huge slabs of stone into place -- there's only one seam in the whole kitchen -- gotta say, it looks pretty great.

Also: the fumes from the glue they used? Awesome! Nice little bonus to their job.

Tomorrow: plumber, tile guy to work on the floor, and granite strip install behind the stove... it's starting to come together!

Of course, it's always something... as part of the whole install today there was a metal piece of the sink (a flange of some sort) that has walked off... so they're trying to track that down before Bill the Plumber gets here at 9:30 tomorrow.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

car seat

This seemed perfectly reasonable to me. Got vetoed by the wife.

(Thanks, failblog!)

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Kitchen, day 9

So after the first few days of furious activity, visible change slowed down quite a bit.. A couple more days of electrical and drywall work, and lots of little trim pieces (crown, light rail, kicks, spacers).

The cabinets are now 98% done. Got the pulls installed yesterday and everything... The old fluorescent light in the ceiling is gone, replaced by 5 cans... Linoleum has been ripped up, and the template for the granite counters measured.

Microwave is back in and usable! (I've already walked to the wrong location to try to use it once... It ain't where it used to be!)

The new stove just came in, and thank goodness fits in the slot we left for it. You just never know about these things...

We're also replacing the "butler pantry" cabinets to match... I think they look great!

So what's left... Hmm...

Floor tile
Corbels to support granite
Install granite
Scoop out sink base
Install sink and faucet
Backsplash tile
Under cabinet lights
Mount hood
Hang pendants
Paint ceiling
Paint trim
Paint walls (ugh that's gonna be a lot of painting)
New kitchen party!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Kitchen, day 4

Starting to come together!

Day 2 was the electrical... And then 3 and 4 have been cabinet work... Not completely in yet, but it's starting to look good!

Now we just have to get through the counters... The lighting... The hood... The stove... And all the tile work...

Still, pretty exciting!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Kitchen day 1

So its really happening! The cabinets are all torn out and are in the garage awaiting sale... And no matter how many times you walk in there, you keep wanting to put something down on a nonexistent counter.

Exciting stuff!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Kitchen: day 0

So we're about to tear out the cabinets and start the kitchen remodel! Here's a "before" shot for reference...