Kitchen Remodel #1: The Story So Far

Blog entry by Dan Lyke posted 09-16-2013 09:23 PM 5575 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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We have long been expecting to remodel the kitchen. Shortly after we moved in, over 5 years ago, we bought a couple of hundred board feet of maple to be our cabinets. Later that year I got a hold of a bunch of Peruvian mahogany, and I built some cabinet door prototypes, lucked into a Maple butcher block and turned that into a cabinet for the left of the stove, and built some pantry-ish cabinets for one wall, and some drawers for pots with movable dividers...

...and there the project languished. At some point we picked up a roll-around dishwasher off of Craigslist, and we cut our counter a little short to make room for it, but there were too many other things to do around the house, and the fabled rework of the kitchen, long planned (and all that maple taking up a lot of room in my wood rack in the workshop we built), never materialized.

And then a little over a month ago, Charlene said “let’s go appliance shopping”. So we did our research, decided what we wanted in a refrigerator and dishwasher, went out to get some hands-on time with those devices, changed our minds, ordered them… and realized they didn’t fit. So we got ‘em delivered, they sat in the garage, and we started.

I discovered just how much Charlene hated the tile countertop, and the old cabinets, and the linoleum floor:

We discovered many interesting colors…

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This is a hard work and things like that takes a lot of time. But i think we should trust professionals because they know what to do.

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