Ilise and I have been ready and eager for the demolition/installation work to get underway for a while now, but have had to cool our heels waiting for “soon.” I’m sure it will be worth it to have the A-#1 best contractor and crew on our job, but sheesh, this is stressing me out. Demo is now scheduled to begin on Monday so we’ll pack up the last few boxes this weekend. This song captures my feelings on the subject:
Breathe in. Breathe out. Find my happy place. I need serenity … right now, dammit!
Check out pictures (after the jump) to prove just WHY this kitchen reno is a must-do despite the stress.
Take a look at the kitchen pix from the era of the previous owner, to our move-in in 2002, to present day.
Click to enlarge the photos and read the captions.
Dropped ceiling – gone! Rust-colored linoleum flooring – uh huh, gone. Piece of crap dishwasher – double gone! Weird hanging cabinet in the middle of the room – oh you bet that’ll be gone. Old-fashioned cabinets and drawers that do not feature whisper-close hardware – gone! (Now that I know it exists I must make it my own.)
In future posts I’ll share design details and some work-in-progress pictures. Fingers crossed that this project will actually/finally start on Monday - wish us luck!
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