A Kitchen! We Have A Kitchen! Mostly. Kitchen Remodel Part 9
Wow, it’s been almost a week again, I didn’t realize. Until my mother e-mailed asking why I hadn’t posted an update in awhile. So here you go, and it’s a pretty big deal.
Checklists, Let’s Do This With Checklists
Sounds like fun, right? So here we go.
Equipment in place:
- Laminate counters
- Closet door
Equipment not in place:
Now this may seem a little weird, as we didn’t replace our refrigerator, but, you know, reasons.
- Quartz countertop
- Rod and shelves in the closet
Things we can do:
- Use the stove, burners, and hood (exhaust fan and stove lights)
- Fill the upper cabinets and lower cabinets not involved with the quartz countertop
- Use the sink & disposal
- Run the dishwasher
Things we can’t do:
Well technically I’m just resisting baking until the quartz countertop is in, as that’s what that counter is for
- Use the cabinets under the quartz countertop
- Put our coats & shoes away in the closet
Things We’ve Done
- Dishes, in the sink!
I never thought I’d be excited about that, but compared to doing them in the bathroom, yeah, pretty exciting
- Run a load of dishes, and get shocked by how clean the tea infuser was.
I just thought it was permanently stained. Apparently not
- Marveled at how easy it is to see things in the kitchen with proper ceiling and under-counter lighting (LEDs moving into the ceiling fixtures soon).
- Wondered why our stove didn’t come with a broiler and why we let them take the old one away (if they did, it might be downstairs).
- Been amazed that things stay where you put them in the pans instead of running to the front.
Yeah, we could have leveled the old stove, but then our sense of amazement and joy at round pancakes and centered eggs would have been less.
Things We’ve Cooked
- Chicken soup
- Fried eggs
- Huh, it feels like we’ve done more, but it hasn’t even been three days yet.
I guess that’s it for now. We’re very excited to be using the kitchen, even though there are still lots of little things and one big thing (quartz counter) to go. Maybe this week it’ll all be done?