Sunday, March 28, 2010

Kitchen remodel days 16 & 17

Day 16
After two trips to Home Depot, Edwin installed the kitchen faucet. It took almost all day, plumbing is not fun or easy, but look at the results. We've got water in the kitchen again! YEA!

After 2 days of cleaning and working I still don't have all the granite dust cleaned up.

Day 17
We put the doors on the island. The glass looks kinda funny because it has bubbles in it.
When we were finished with that, Edwin put mortar on the floor to make the transition from the dining room to the kitchen smoother.

After all that Edwin decided to fix the light above the island. It was not centered, he had to move it over 3 inches.

Next weekend the island light goes up.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Kitchen countertops

My kitchen countertops were delivered and installed today. I am still very excited about them. I know, I know Connie get a life!

The island piece was the first to be installed. It took three men to carry it in and lay it on top.

Then they brought in the wall counter and put it in place.
They cut out for the stove and then the for the sink. Then drilled the holes for the faucet.

The wall counter had to be in two pieces, with the joint in the middle of the sink.

I love the look of movement in the granite. If you click on the picture you can see the silver flecks in it. Very cool looking. Edwin says it looks like a riverbed.
It took these guys 6 and 1/2 hours to install everything. Now I have a lot of cleaning to do because there is granite dust everywhere. They had to cut it in place because they were afraid it would break if they cut it outside and tried to bring it in. They put up plastic but the dust is so fine it still gets out.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Remodel days 14 & 15

Saturday we put the island together and wired the stove and put plugs on either side of the island. It took us all day to get it straight and level.

When we got this part together we were short 1/4 of an inch on each end. Being the resourceful DIYer's we are, we glued some scribe pieces on the ends and TA DA!
 Sunday we cut the plywood and secured it to the island and wall counters. Looks a lot more like a kitchen now.
 This Edwin installing the pantry. This went surprisingly well and quick.
 I love it.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Remodel Days 10 thru 13

I thought I would fill ya'll in on what's going on with the remodel. Days 10 & 11 we finally got the ceiling and walls floated out and painted. I wanted to paint the walls an orange color that is on a clock I bought a few months ago. The color is called Maple Leaf by Behr. A really bold choice for me. I tend to lean toward lighter more subdued colors. I bought the paint and went for it. I agonized for a week whether I liked it or not, then my dear husband said lets put one of the cabinets next to it and see if we like it. Lo and behold it looks great! The cabinets seem to bring out more of the browns in the paint color. Amazing!
Looks like Home Depot orange doesn't it?

This last weekend  we started put up the cabinets.
It took us four hours just to get these in place. I won't bore you with the details.
After getting this monster together and standing we put the wall cabinets on the wall.
Beautiful aren't they?
Keep in mind the ceiling and the floor and the walls are not level or plumb. Leveling these cabinets was very hard and time consuming.

The island is not screwed together, but we had to see what it will look like. The new fridge will be here next month.
More next weekend.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Kitchen Remodel Cabinets

                   The new cabinets are here, the new cabinets are here, I'm somebody!

46 boxes of kitchen cabinets and assorted pieces.

I love them.