Funny happenings during your kitchen remodel

rockybirdMay 3, 2014

I thought it might be fun to post about funny things that happened during your kitchen remodel.

Here's mine: I ordered 2 different models of miele ovens from an online store. I received two miele ovens of the same model, one of which was very badly damaged. I called the co. and they sent two additional ovens out...and then they sent two more! I had SIX miele ovens sitting in my unfinished house! I called a couple times to let them know, but they did not pick them up. After a few weeks I called again. You would think they would notice the ovens missing in their inventory. Anyway, they eventually did send a truck out to get them. Part of me was hoping they would never show so I could sell them on craigslist.

While the electrician was at the house, I noticed a HUGE king snake in the old drained diving pool. It couldnt get out. I couldnt leave it there to suffer and die in the 100+ degree heat. So, I went down into the deep dry pool with a broom to get it out. I swear it knew I was trying to help it, because it wrapped around the broom. During all this, the big burly electrician kept his distance screaming like a little girl, refusing to help. "Are you crazy???" he was yelling over and over. My goodness! It was clearly a nonpoisonous king snake!

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FamCook

Haha, the snake story is so funny. My DH would have been screaming too!

I haven't had too many funny stories yet, but the other day my mom and I were at the house looking around and our GC stopped working and was telling us different things and I noticed his fly was down and open, so I told him. He looked so embarrassed and said sorry, I said no worries, I thought you'd rather know now than later. The problem was as I started telling him (quietly off to the side) a compressor went on so I had to repeat it very loudly twice and the compressor went off so I was yelling it. Yikes. Poor guy. My mom and I laughed later.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2014 at 6:38AM
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byzantine

The part of the range hood that was supposed to hold it onto the ceiling went missing. I have a sneaking suspicion that someone in my family mistook its box for trash and put it out in the alley for collection. I don't think that's funny right now, because it resulted in an unplanned soffit which is going to lead to an ugly tile situation later (not that I care all that much about appearance). But I hope that this time next year, I'll be laughing about it.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2014 at 10:34AM
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schoolhouse_gw

During bathroom remodel, I left to run errands. When I came back the contractor asked me, "What is that bird I hear? Every time it sings I run out onto the porch quick to see but it's gone!"

He was hearing the clock in the pantry which has a different bird song on the hour. LOL

Oops, this was suppose to be during a kitchen remodel. Sorry.

This post was edited by schoolhouse on Sun, May 4, 14 at 11:41

    Bookmark   May 4, 2014 at 11:40AM
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rockybird

These are very funny! LOL@the zipper open. Byzantine, hopefully, the tile situation will work out! That is hilarious about the clock! Very funny!

    Bookmark   May 4, 2014 at 1:20PM
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plumberry

I left the wall sconces to be installed in the guest bedroom (with a sign that said "guest bedroom" - left message for contractor that the lights were there for the bedroom. I came into the house the next day and found them installed on the ceiling above the sink. I've attached a photo -

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julia42

We took down the sheetrock behind our cooktop to work on the electrical and discovered some nice, um, "messages" scrawled across the framing by the original builders of the house.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2014 at 2:17PM
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CEFreeman

I don't happen to find this funny at all, but everyone I know does.

I've hung my kitchen cabinets 3 different times, each time maybe a year later taking them down and giving them away. I did it again in November, and my SIL is ecstatic. Even the paint on them goes beautifully in her kitchen.

My friends roll their eyes and say, "Only you!" But I guess living without a kitchen AT ALL for about 5 years has left me without fear.

Now, I'm almost done acquiring my beloved beaded inset cabinets. Even the ones I got from reuse centers, I stroke and pet, and say, "Soooo pretty..." I'm going to exemplify "eclectic," "unfitted," and, "Ummm very interesting, Christine."

    Bookmark   May 4, 2014 at 7:51PM
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