Sunday, October 14, 2012
Well, it's been two full months since we started renovating our kitchen, hiring a neighbor to do most of the work. It is about 95% completed and almost paid for. The neighbor is just being extremely slow about finishing the last couple items. I really like the new dishwasher and the new stove. The cabinets are a much lighter color and the overall affect is lighter and warmer at the same time. Very much like the color scheme. I also like that there is no particle board like we had, all plywood and better quality materials. The matt (not glossy) tile floor is attractive, the new counters are bigger and look good. The back splash tile is my favorite part.
There were several weeks when we didn't have water in the kitchen and it was difficult to cook and clean, but we are weeks past that. So the renovation is not interfering with my maintenance efforts at this point at all. Good.
The new cabinets look great except two cabinets won't stay closed. One hides two garbage cans and I really want that one to stay closed. The corner cabinet has a two-part door concealing a lazy susan. He needs to move the hinge because it impedes the lowest shelf of the turn table. He said it's no problem to fix, but hasn't yet. He is going to install magnets for the two cabinet doors that won't stay closed. He hasn't reinstalled the curtain rods yet either.
The new white porcelain sink is much deeper than the one I had before. I like the size, but had forgotten how porcelain stains and even my bleaching cleanser doesn't leave looking sparkling white. Maybe there is a trick?
Overall, I expect to be pleased with the kitchen when finished. Not sure my hubby and the neighbor will ever speak again after this ordeal though!