Wednesday, March 07, 2007

THE PROCESS HAS BEGUN


Our granite countertops arrived this evening as well as the cooktop.
The hole is being cut for the sink and the picture isn't out of focus. That's the dust from the saw. We all looked like we were in a sand storm.
We have to wait until Monday for the sink to be in then the cabinets get done and the walls painted, then the backsplash can be added. Floors will be done Tuesday. Whew, so much to do.
Wish we had done all of this sooner as this is for putting the house up for sale. Its going to look so nice once its all finished.
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25 comments:

Ben said...

I hope you had a eye, ear protector and mask while shooting in dust stom. Some type of saw dust is not really friendly for your health ( actually, quite bad...)
BTW, your new bench-top and cook-top looks really good.

Still said...

Interesting thing to do yourself! I Admire!

Kala said...

wow - that is going to look sooo nice - we jus had our house fixed up as well - I hope u get to enjoy it at least until the house is sold - good luck!

Piika said...

re-doing a kitchen is a sure-fire way to get your house sold faster!

Kate said...

Your comments make me determined to do some remodelling while we still live in our little house since we are definitely contemplating downsizing.

ruth said...

Isn't that our nature, we fix up before selling, and then we wish we weren't moving because the house looks so nice. Oh yes, the dust.

Memories Catcher said...

I Admire!

Beverly said...

I redid my kitchen after my husband died. I knew that it would help when I decide to sell. Now, as I look around, there are other things that I need to do.

Chris & Deb said...

Perhaps you'll love it so much you'll decide to stay!
Looks like it's going to be beautiful-but kitchen remods are the absolute worst!
Paper plates, cups, plastic utensils, microwave this, microwave that....yuck, yuck yuck!!

Olivier said...

Moi qui ne suis pas manuel (j'ai deux mains gauches ;o) ) je dit bravo. on attend les photos de la fin des travaux


Me which am not manual (I have two left hands; O)) I says cheer. one awaits the photographs of the end of work

Ex-Shammickite said...

I'm planning a similar kitchen renovation a bit later this year so I will be keeping a close eye on your posts, and your photos. Good luck with it... are you doing it all yourselves or having a contractor in?

Icarus said...

It's all going to be worth it, even if it's for adding to the sale value. I just envy the space and the equipment! You wouldn't believe my present kitchen....Meanwhile, you've got The Corral Steakhouse to fall back on, which looks mighty seductive!

Anna said...

Been there. Done that. I look forward to seeing what it looks like!

Libbys Blog said...

How exciting, I bet it will look great when its finished!!

Lilly said...

You must be dead tired yet you find the time to post pcitures and to visit other DPs. Admirable! Thanks for visiting and good luck with the work.

Lucy said...

Good work! I hope it goes well and is finished up soon!

bluemountainmama said...

we did the same about 3 years ago when we sold our house. yes, a shame that sometimes you don't get around to it until it's time to sell....and then you don't get to enjoy the benefits!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

When you're done, would you come down here and work on mine? :)

Annie said...

Isn't that just the way . . . to fix a house up to sell. Once it's done you'll be distressed to leave it.

AphotoAday said...

Well, I think that's a darn shame that you're going to move after you get your place all fixed up -- but of course it's a smart thing to do...
About 5 years ago I had to empty out 55 years of accumulation at my parent's house in Pacific Grove -- my mother was a true packrat -- and then I got to paint the whole place... Wore me out -- am sure you are feeling the same about now...

Lavender Lady said...

I always hated that...my late husband and I would fix the place up really nice, then he would want to sell it. I felt like the cobbler's kid.

Laurie said...

Doesn't it always figure that our homes are the nicest when it's time to sell them?

I'm sure the kitchen will be beautiful when it's done.

Kuanyin said...

When we began renovating many years ago was when I was so traumatized with the noise, chaos, mess, and so and so forth, I began blogging for sanity sake. I don't know if you're living in the mess as I was, but if so, blog baby blog. It helps!

Moi said...

Am sure it wud..good luck with it!! :)

Pequete said...

I'm sure all this work will pay off when yoou have the house sold for a good price - it already looks great!