Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Thornbrook Renovation: Chapter 7

Our kitchen 3 weeks ago:2 weeks ago: 1 week ago:Yeah, we have a kitchen again! Everything is completely brand new and although this is a smaller version of our original plan - I still love love love it and it's not even done yet.

We are doing things a little backwards, but it was the best solution to keep us in a fairly functional kitchen. Mark mudded the walls after a little drywall repair work and filling in where the soffits used to be, but we still need to prime and paint (and pick a color for that matter). The bamboo floors will be installed later too since they will also go through our living room and sunroom.

The countertops were templated last Wednesday and are scheduled to install on the 18th. (We love the Cambria that we put in the family room and mudroom.) Which means we'll also have our sink and dishwasher back. We picked up some cabinet hardware at IKEA on Saturday. We have one more wall cabinet on the way to put between the window and dishwasher. And Mark is also going to add some crown molding.

Last week after the kids were in bed for the night, I kept busy by organizing and refilling our new cabinets. Everything seems to work pretty well, but I think I have a little bit of rearranging to do.

I'm thrilled that the peninsula and that useless lazy susan are gone. We now have 3 decent workspaces instead of 1. The oak cabinets and pink countertops are gone. The OLD appliances are gone. **Except our refrigerator that we bought new when we moved in last May. If anyone wants, or knows someone who wants, a 30" wide white refrigerator, give me a shout. Mark is putting it on Craigslist tonight.**

I think it's pretty amazing we only went one week without cabinets. Huge thanks to Mark and his mom for working so hard, especially for busting their asses on that quick one day demolition and clean up. And to my parents for letting the three of us stay with you and out of the mess for the weekend.

More photo updates to come. I might even get ambitious and show you how I organized the cabinets because I'm into that sort of thing. I think I may be inspired to cook and bake again.

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