The plumber came Thursday the 8th. He installed the dishwasher, disposal and hooked up the sink. It was so great to come home to a fully functioning kitchen! I snapped some quick photos and then got right to making dinner. Sure, we hadn't moved most of the kitchen items in yet, but I had to try everything out right away!
Ooh, aah- faucet and new sink!
Still a few things left to do: under cabinet lights and trim, re-install the outlet that had to be removed to fit the counter in, back splash.
Evidence of the first meal. Yummy!
Look how much crap I can fit on my counter ;)
And what a huge mess I can make!
Delicious, homemade Mac & Cheese- first multi-step recipe attemped.
Just a cute photo of Zeb. He's been feeling neglected on the blog lately...
I'm a little behind on posting because we have been busy putting everything away and finishing up details. Working on a budget, detail post. Maybe I'll finish it up over the long weekend...or maybe I'll just relax!
I got the call last week that the counter material had arrived at Rocky Mtn Stone and they would be ready for installation Monday. Woo Hoo!! I have been thinking about this day for a year...literally.
Here's what the kitchen looked like before:
Yes, I am the person that is taking photos while the dudes are working. I managed to get one where they are not in the photo (privacy, right...).
Check out the awesome landscaping in our front yard. Maybe next year ;)
The installers only had one little problem when putting the counter in its final resting place. Because the templating is so exact and we live in a 100yr. old home, we had to temporarily remove the outlet on the far wall. They didn't have even a 1/4 inch of wiggle room. Once the electricity was cut and the outlet removed, it was no problem at all. Can I tell you how great it was to have a professional doing the work? AMAZING!! I felt a little guilty for not helping (even though I wouldn't have had anything to offer).
In a few minutes the kitchen was already looking like this:
I'm in LOVE...
with my counters.
The plumber comes Thursday morning. Next on the list, back splash and wrapping up the final details.
He has all the drawers finished and is still working on the doors.
I was so excited that I got my finger in the photo ;)
And, the microwave is finally up!
Can't believe it.
For some reason it makes the kitchen feel very finished (and fancy). It's one of the only items we haven't had temporarily installed and been using during the remodel.
The final appliance that still needs to be installed is the dishwasher. Can't wait! The counters are scheduled to be installed Monday afternoon, then the final plumbing can be completed. Then the final electric. And finally, back splash. Hoping to be done by Christmas!
We closed on our home in late 2009 and have been living in and working on our "under construction home" with two cats, one puppy, both working full-time & trying to have a life outside of 1910...
Where would we be without our (WI residing) FAMILIES, patient CO friends and Home Depot?
As for 2013, we're about 95% done with the main level (full gut bathroom (2009), laundry(2010/11) & kitchen (2011/12) renovations, plus lots of painting and removing of carpet in the living, dining and bedroom).
Here's to having a place to call home, frozen pizza, our neighborhood & sharing our next & next & next...adventure!