Tuesday, 29 May 2012

The Angels are Singing

Seriously, they are! Why? Well because we've got the drywall finished in the kitchen and dining room FINALLY!!!!! When that happened I swear there was that "hallelujah" moment where the angels sang and played their little harps. It was truly a miraculous moment. Now it's not really that big of a step in the grand scheme of things, but it feels monumental at this juncture. I mean, have I been seriously kitchen-less for five whole months now!? So it is a HUGE deal that the drywall is done, because that is what was holding us back. There was no way to paint, no way/point in laying the new subfloor (let alone the new flooring), what's the point of continuing to assemble cabinets when you have to shove them in the corner of every other room to your house blocking off access to needed things! There was no point I tell you, but now there is!
  It has renewed my excitement about this project again...the prospect of having even ONE cupboard up and functioning for me to put our clean dishes away in has me giddy! Don't even mention the fact a functioning sink is on the horizon because I might just pass out, and it gives me heart palpitations thinking about all the food I can cook, and oh the things I can bake when we have the oven hooked up. It seems a little sad when some finished drywall can cause that much excitement in your life, but I'll take it!
   So instead of blabbing on about all the fantastic-ness that is abounding in our kitchen, I'll let the pictures do the talking.
So here's one of the only shots I have (I think there's more on my other camera that is AWOL right now) of the process pre-re-drywalling, and they're both from the dining room...but if you squint real hard and use your imagination, you can see that the kitchen looked pretty  much exactly the same.

 This was the old front door that we closed in...if you can believe that people still try and come to that door? There's nothing there now except for some pink Styrofoam, and they try and knock? Seriously, some people's kids!

So we took out that dumb ramp that went from the kitchen to the living room out (which I don't actually have any pictures of - most likely because it made me want to facepalm every time I looked at it) But again, if you squint and imagine then you can remember there was a (short) step coming from the kitchen, then they had built a ramp to go down to the living room. 

 The bonus about making the floor of the kitchen all the same (aside from having more kitchen floor & being able to take that wall to the right back a bit) is that it gave us about an extra foot in that area of the basement - to bring it level with the rest of the ceiling down there...which is where we are planning on putting a bathroom, so woot!

My look how far it has come! It's amazing, super excited that I can actually start priming in here (and the dining room) most likely by the end of the week. You can see from the last picture that we finally had the duct work added to bring heat up to our bedroom (just in time for that hot spell in March haha) No longer will we need the electric baseboards or crappy air conditioner up there, another woot! You can also see that we closed off the laundry room door. Which is fantastic from a kitchen standpoint, but since that's where I have to cook, it's not the greatest arrangement to have to walk all the way around and through a bedroom. I'll take it though if it means pushing the kitchen ahead.

Happy to say that we have made some progress in the kitchen, there's still a TON of work left to do, we hope to have the priming and painting done by the end of next week...then start on installing the upper cabinets - which means I can put away clean dishes, (say it again) woot!

1 comment:

  1. YAAAAAAY!!! Do you need help painting? :) I don't work Thursday after 1 or Saturday at all :D