Randy, destroying our kitchen
Kitchen remodeling, day 1!
February 4, 2008
Our kitchen got demolished today! Good riddance! We have a nice house with a tragic kitchen that I’ve always wanted to rip up. After three and a half years in this house, we can finally afford the kitchen we really want. Today is the first day of the two-week process of remodeling!
We hired a team of contractors to do the whole project. Today they did the complete demolition. Later this week they’ll install our new custom cabinets. Next week they’ll add the tile, counters, and lighting. I am so completely excited.
Here’s the “before” photo. Note the dingy floor tiles, grainy country-style cabinets, splotchy blue paint, and bizarrely shaped counter. A couple years ago we removed most of the cabinet doors in preparation of painting the cabinets white. We decided that we hated the cabinets so much that it wasn’t worth painting them. We never bothered to put the doors back on, so we’ve lived without cabinet doors ever since.
This morning Randy and Michael arrived and opened a trailer full of our new maple cabinets! This was our first glimpse of them.
It was a beautiful, sunny morning. A big snowstorm hit a couple hours later. That’s Colorado for you.
It was great to watch the old cabinets disappear throughout the day.
Ally wasn’t sure what to make of the cleared out dining room.
Allowing strangers to come into the house and destroy it must be completely against a dog’s nature. She was confused.
Hooray! Ugly countertops are gone!
The patio doors were masked off, so the poor kitties were stuck outside without a view of the action.
At the end of the day, the cabinets, counters, and tile are all gone!