Move in Day: Kitchen Remodel Part 8
Yes, I’ve shortened the title, Trin was tired of reading all those words.
But on to other matters.
It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like a Kitchen
In many ways, anyway. We can’t cook in it yet, but we can start storing things there.
This week they finished putting in the cabinets, and while they finish cutting and stain matching the trim, we are allowed to start using the upper cabinets, so we did.
This is going to be a loooong process.
As you can see, they also put some plywood down on the countertops so we can start using them, and as you can also see, we did (and by we, I mean Trin, of course).
It turns out as long as the refrigerator is still in the dining room, it’s more convenient to do most things there, although it’s also nice to do some things in the kitchen to keep the dining room from getting quite so dirty.
But I managed to make another nice shabbat meal with the crockpot and microwave and did another, better, tuna noodle casserole in the crock pot.
Hmmm, guess I need to do a crockpot recipe post.
Bathrooms & Hallway and Paint, Oh My
Along with the big stuff, some of the littler things are also getting done. The hallway, which used to contain the closet, has now been finished and painted. And the bathroom has been painted as well (after the wall tearing down and insulation); it’s Joel’s bathroom, and he decided he wanted purple, so we picked out a not too dark purple, which he approves of. It’s actually pretty nice.
Lights, Camera, Action!
Under counter lighting is now in, in addition to the overhead lights, but we need to buy some LED’s to replace the incandescent they still use for the free lighting. Sigh.
Cecile did pick out two fixtures, one for the center kitchen light and one for the back door light. Tough to get good pictures when they’re on, something about all that light. Will try again, maybe with my “real” camera.
Now that we’re seemingly so close, it’s actually getting more frustrating not having our appliances in. It’s one thing when everything’s in a state of destruction, but when you see the cabinets and lights and floor all in, you really want to start using it ASAP. We’ll try not to badger Lakeside too much, but no promises.