Saturday, June 30, 2012

We really have a kitchen again.

I can't believe it, we really have a kitchen again.  We have a sink with running water.  The dishwasher works.  The stove is working.  We have a window that opens.  We even have cabinets up on the walls.  All I can say is thank you to my wonderful talented husband and the two friends who helped him do all the work.  All that he has left to do is to hang the range hood and then add baseboards and a bit of trim work. We also have a small piece of wallpaper to add. I can start unpacking boxes and putting things away as soon as I get over this dreaded summer cold.  Hopefully within the next few days I will have my home back in one piece again with no boxes standing around.   I hope to never eat another microwave meal again. 

We still have a few minor issues to clear up for the inspectors. but none of them effect the main floor of the house.  They are mostly in the basement and finishing off the window on the outside.  So here are pictures for you to admire.

 New window is all trimmed out and looking good. 
 The range hood will go where the wire is hanging out of the wall.  And the pantry is already fully stocked.
 Need to fill in the wallpaper here above the basement door.
 Sink has a small sink for food trash with a garbage disposal attached to it.  Then there is a dedicated filter water faucet on the far right.

 Fancy, smacy refrigerator.  I've never seen a Sub-Zero refrigerator before.

 I love the vinyl sheets on the refrigerator door.  I have them covered with encouraging quotes and music lyrics.  And they are dry erase so you can change them whenever you want.

Monday, June 11, 2012

It's beginning to look like a Kitchen

After a few weeks of not having a kitchen and living in total chaos it is finally starting to come together.  We finally got the first two sets of cabinets in and their countertops set in place.  The new refrigerator is in place as well.  Tomorrow the inspector will come tomorrow to inspect the window.  If she passes it we will be able to drywall the last wall and really finish putting it back together.  I really hope she passes it tomorrow.  This will be her third time here.  We have done everything she asked us to do so hopefully.....
This has been an experience.  And not a painfree one.  On Saturday I tried to help my husband move a cabinet in from the back porch as it was starting to rain.  We got all the way into the kitchen when I dropped it on my toe.  That threw me off balance and I ended up flat on my back on the floor.  Since my knees don't work very well it was hard to get back up.  I finally figured out what to do and my husband was able to help me up.  For a while I thought we were going to have to call a tow truck to get me up.

The really great thing is that I will be able to cook dinner on the stove tonight.  We will not have to eat microwave or bar b que.

Just a note to let you know we passed the building inspection.  We can now finish the drywall and put the rest of the kitchen together.  By the end of next week I should have at least a working kitchen if not a finished kitchen.