DAY #1 of the kitchen renovation...
The kitchen remodel has officially started; week one of how many weeks? With the removal of the floor, ceiling, walls and cabinetry, there were many unexpected surprises; the kind of surprises you hope you will not run into. When your home is 82 years-old, however, you will undoubtedly be dealing with something that needs correcting; and that is certainly the case here. But look at that second photo... it's a clean slate! Everything from this point on is moving forward towards my dream kitchen.
I just ran into a neighbor and we were talking about my project, and he said, "I can't wait to see what kind of fabulous range you put into that kitchen". Actually, I'm not putting in a new range. My 17 year-old, 30-inch Viking (that I had rebuilt after the oven burnt up about 3 or 4 years ago) is going to be relocated in the kitchen with the addition of a new Viking High Shelf. It does the job, as far as I'm concerned. I don't need everything to be new.
Hopefully, this week the windows will arrive and be installed. Once that happens, the cabinet-maker will be able to measure and begin his work.
architect: Kathy Olmstead, Laurel Ulland, Inc.
builder/contractor: Marty Keller, MAK Builders, Inc.