Thursday, February 7, 2008

Kitchen Remodeling

I probably should have been taking photos of the demolition so far of our kitchen or lack thereof. The former avid scrapbooker in me is kicking herself. I promise I'll try to remember to take some photos and definitely post some before & afters.

In the meantime, use your imagination:

  • all cabinets have been pried off of the walls
  • sheetrock dust has an unbelievable knack for going in every room of the house despite where the work is actually occuring
  • the fridge is in our den now
  • there is a huge pile of doors, nails, baseboards, sheetrock, studs lying beside the couch
  • I've been dustbusting constantly, fearful of splinters and rabid dust bunnies
  • our entire pantry is either a) on the utility table b) under the utility table c) lying on the guest bed d) residing in the guest bedroom closet
  • the light switch panels are dangling by their wires only
  • there will be no oven/stove come Monday (!!!)
  • our downstairs neighbor probably hates us by now and most likely won't be talking to us once this remodel is finished

I've actually been adjusting pretty well considering. Please pray for patience, contentment, and adaptation. God willing, the entire kitchen remodel will be completed in early March. I am honestly not looking forward to all of the restaurant meals we will be eating; because of cost and nutrition. I'm hoping that my electric griddle will come in handy... hibachi chicken anyone? And can I get an Amen for the inventor of the microwave?


Deanna said...

Oh my - praying for a quick remodel. My husband always does these projects by himself. He never has time to hurry and that is not always fun. It's good to keep your eyes on the prize, knowing it will be great when it is done!
Have fun!

Megan at My Heart, My Home said...

Deanna, thanks for your prayers, they are highly coveted! I'm trying to stay positive and remember that it will be worth it once it's all done :)

Sheila said...

I can't wait to see the pics!

Deanna said...

Right now we are doing the compact - the hardest part will be the eating out take full advantage of having an excuse to eat out! You will have to post some pix when you have time. Is your husband doing the work? We are in the process of a few quick remodel things and I am having a horrible time picking out paint colors for the kitchen. What colors are you thinking?

Megan at My Heart, My Home said...

Sheila: I have already taken some before pics I just haven't posted them. Soon though :)

Deanna: Thanks for reminding me of the final product, at this point, that is all that is spurring me on. And my husband has done only the demolition aspect. We are hiring a contractor for all the rest, and there is a lot, let me tell you! We pray that he will be able to come sooner since our cabinets will be arriving 3 weeks earlier than planned! Glad to hear your compact is going well.