Friday, July 6, 2007

Give me a sledge hammer and let's get this party started

The kitchen process has officially started.
Money has been paid, cabinetry has been order, appliances are on the way and I am mentally preparing myself for when the time comes to begin the demolition.
I went to meet with the designer today to give her specs on the appliances I chose. Which meant I was really going to have to buy those appliances.
More on that later.
We talked about timing, living with the construction, etc.
It will be a fun couple of months. She said to expect to not have a working kitchen for a month. Everyone I know who has been through this says to add at least half as much time as they estimate. So that means 6 weeks, no kitchen.
I have a microwave and a barbecue. I will be fine.
I am going to move the fridge I have now into the living room for the time being. Either that or the garage. But I don't want to go to the garage every time I want a beer or milk for my tea.
Of course, I will be boiling the water for that tea outside on my barbecue.
Anyway, after that I went to buy the appliances. After some haggling and wrangling and cajoling on my part, I was able to get a decent discount on everything. Basically I ended up getting my dishwasher for nothing.
In addition to all the appliances (dishwasher, fridge, hood, cooktop (double!!) oven, I bought the stainless undermount sink and a faucet for that.
All in all, it was quite a tiring, stressful day. And this was all before I had to go in to work!
Once things really start happening (I mean beyond the phase where all I do is shell out money), I will post pictures of the progress.
In the meantime, I am going to start planning the first meal I am going to prepare in my beautiful new kitchen.