mjsee kitchen update! (pics)
Sorry I've been MIA--I'm in mid-reno insanity. Cabinets are in...but we will be getting a new upper and several new doors. Probably week after next. Luckily the cab that was truly problematic was an upper so that didn't disrupt templating for counters.
Electrician is due to come tomorrow and finish the electrical. (Lights, plugmold, etc.)
Counters are, theoretically, scheduled to be installed Tuesday, 9/25. Range comes Thursday, 9/27--assuming counters are in place. Re-do on the cabinets happens whenever that happens--then the backsplash gets put in.
Here's a picture of the kitchen post-demo, pre-floor install:
And with the new floor in place (different angle, sorry!):
Flooring really held us up. I wanted to do Marmoleum--and the flooring store I went to told me that my color choice came in 12 x 12 glue-down tiles...but it didn't. Which meant I either had to do "click" (which I didn't want) or sheet-with-a-seam--which was going to cost almost 5K installed. (Because I'd need to buy almost two rooms worth of sheet to get one floor covered.) For a 12' x 13' kitchen.
SO--I went and found a pre-finished solid hardwood at lumber liquidator's that worked. ON SALE! $1600.00 installed. (I wanted oak to start with, but DH nixed it because he said I'd want to refinish the rest of the house. Well...he was right. But it WILL wait.)
ANYHOO...scrambling for flooring (and then letting the flooring acclimate for a week) set us back a good two weeks. Maybe more,because it threw the timing with the rest of the trades off.
I TOLD my GC it was going to take a good solid two-three months to do this kitchen. I've been hanging out here long enough to know how long a kitchen takes. (I laughed at him when he told me 3 weeks after demo.) Current plan is to get me back in there and cooking October 1...but not calling it "finished" until the replacement cabs/doors are all in place.
I'll try to get pictures of the cabs (in there less than perfect state) and the new refrigerator later today. That refrigerator looks MUCH larger IRL than it did at Sears.