December 03, 2003
Goodbye, Ugly Cabinets

Our kitchen remodel started yesterday, and I am KICKING myself for not taking a Day One photo. Fart! Jack, our contractor, called today and said that the soffits are now gone, but that he found a wastewater pipe behind one of them. He said we should check it out and let him know what we think. (Um, what we think? Do we have any options available to us now that the soffits are down?) Since I don't have a photo of yesterday's progress, I'll do my best to describe it:

The refrigerator was moved from the kitchen into its temporary quarters in the dining room. Since it's only a year old, according to the old owners, we'll probably try to donate it to Habitat for Humanity or another charity. For now we're leaving it plugged in because we have a (very) few items in there that need to be kept cold, and our new fridge hasn't arrived yet. I know it seems silly to replace a practically-brand-new fridge, but (a) as a tall person, I hate bottom-door fridges, and (b) it's too deep and partially blocks the door to the dining room. We're getting a counter-depth side-by-side fridge to replace it.

The counter from the fridge to the sink was removed, as was the sink itself. I couldn't tell for sure, but the dishwasher might have been disconnected; this would make sense, as they had to turn off the water anyway to move the fridge (it has an automatic ice maker). Might as well cap the water line to the dishwasher, too.

That's about it for Day One. Doesn't sound like much progress, but we were so excited to see *anything* done that we were practically beside ourselves. I can't wait to get home and see what happened on Day Two. This time, I'm taking photos!

The photos below show the kitchen and dining room before we moved in (so the photos on the fridge, the stuff on the counter, and the dining room furniture belong to the old owners). It should be pretty clear why we wanted to remodel.

the kitchen: before the fridge partially blocked the doorway to the dining room

Posted by Lori at December 03, 2003 04:24 PM