Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Kitchen Update

OK, I'm tired of not having a kitchen! I am having cooking fantasies! I'm dying to use my gas cooktop (a Thermador, no less).
When we discussed about how much we wanted to spend on the reno, we didn't figure the cost of eating out just about every day!
So this is how things looked a few days ago. There is now plywood where the concrete countertops will go. We chucked the copper idea when we got a quote of $8000. Courtney is so anal, that I knw he'll do an awesome job with the concrete. We both have been reading up on it and watching the DVD that came with a book he bought. Although he'll be doing most of the work, my creative touch will be included in the final product.
At some point, I will post the total cost. I have no idea where we are so far, but we have gotten some awesome deals on the appliances and cabinets. We have paid cash for everything! We did have to borrow some money from a friend in order to keep things moving, but that will be paid in no time and we will ramain credit card debt free.
I have been surprisingly patient with this project. DH works full time, and I know he's doing the best he can. I must say it does annoy me that every time he works on the kitchen he makes at LEAST one trip to Home Depot or Lowe's (on average it's two or three). In order to keep my annoyance to a minimum, I don't ask too many questions. He really is doing an awesome job. We (mostly I) plan to stay here at least until the girls leave home, but I think if we were to put the house on the market with the new kitchen, it would sell in no time!


Kate in NJ said...

It's looking great!

mavibu said...

Thanks Kate! I'm starting to feel like the little engine that could!