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07 March 2009 @ 02:42 pm
Woohoo! Project 'New Kitchen' is underway!

Here's where we stand right now:

~the cabinets (as you may recall) have been ordered, and we have a delivery date of March 18th.

~the electricians have been by to give us an estimate

~the wainscot on the ceiling has been torn down, as has one bank of cabinets

Here's what needs doing with some haste:

~purchase dishwasher and microwave/hood

~pack up all but the most essential of kitchen items

~contact plumber for estimate

Here's what needs to be done at some point:

~decide on countertop

~decide on a sink

~choose hardware

~choose back splash (no real rush here)

~tear down all but the most essential cabinetry

~decide whether to replace the floor tiles (leaning toward "Hell, yes," in no small part because the new tiles would be free. FREE!)

That's not much of a list. Clearly, I'm missing a lot of very important items. This is overwhelming. Too. Many. Decisions. I am going to take this opportunity to weed out items that have been languishing in my crappy old cabinets for the past four years. If I haven't used something in that time, I'm unlikely to do so.

Don's cleared most of the debris from the kitchen, so I ought to spend some quality time with bubble wrap and Rubbermaid bins. Pic spam soon!

I'm adding a wishlist.

~new refrigerator (unlikely)

~new dinnerware (pretty darned necessary)

~new flatware (also necessary)

~window treatments for the windows and huge sliding glass door

~new sliding glass door (hahahahaha!)

~reset windows (if my brother-in-law says it's easy, this gets bumped to the real list)

~for my kitties to be so wowed by the entire endeavour that they all get along

This just in: I have an assload of wine glasses.
I feel: uncomfortabledaunted
Zoë Tzoethor on March 8th, 2009 12:08 am (UTC)
But the real question: do you have an assload of wine to go with them?
Zoë Tzoethor on March 8th, 2009 12:09 am (UTC)
Oh, also, not to rain on your parade, but my experience thus far indicates that cats are not terribly impressed by home remodeling.
Kel: Dr. Horrible shoulder dance!ladyjoust on March 8th, 2009 01:24 am (UTC)
Ah, well. I'd rather figured that a remodeling-based kitty reconciliation was about as likely as me getting the new refrigerator or sliding door.

But, while the older kitties continue traumatized (and averse to using the litter box, dammit), Tom and Esme hung out today. They were curled up, side by side (well, about six inches between them) at the screen door. I am happyshinyhopeful. :)
Zoë Tzoethor on March 8th, 2009 01:36 am (UTC)

Once one cat accepts him, that will help astronomically, I think. Ysa and Imri came around to Ms Friskers one after the other.
Adrienne C.adrienne429 on March 8th, 2009 06:54 am (UTC)
Two things I'd like to suggest. Barbra's son-in-law has his own company of door and window installation. They did work for us.
Also if you'd like to pick out a special fabric, I can help you with window treatments.
Adrienne C.adrienne429 on March 8th, 2009 07:02 am (UTC)
Oops! sorry I didn't read everything. I see that your brother-in-law is in the biz.