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Friday, July 22, 2011

Update: Kitchen Remodel Day 2


After Day 2 of The Great Lowe Kitchen Remodel, we've made lots of progress! The cabinets and appliances are gone, except for the refrigerator which they graciously left for the time being. There's framing for a new raised bar. The electricians have come and done their thing providing wiring for new under-cabinet lights, moving a switch, getting rid of my unsightly wall phone jack, and installing 10 new can lights. The plumbers have done their thing - our sink will move slightly to the left, and our dishwasher will be moving from the left to the right of the sink. The air conditioner vent has been rerouted so it will come out of the toe-kick under the cabinet instead of out of the soffit overhead. (Dear Original Contractor:  what were you thinking?) Best of all, the cottage cheese ceiling is gone! It actually came down much easier than I thought it would, and the mess was not as bad as I expected. The key to less mess was this fantastic tool - a ceiling texture scraper.




I'm going to get one of these puppies and scrape every ceiling in the house! You attach a bag to it, and the stuff falls into the bag - not all over the floor. You do have to go around the edges of the ceiling with a putty knife, and that does make a mess, but it's not nearly as bad as it would be without this tool.The process was simple. They sprayed water on the ceiling with a spray bottle, let it soak in good, then the stuff just scraped off very easily. A couple of swipes was all it took.

So far, we're having no real troubles with eating and cooking. It's inconvenient, but possible. The most inventive thing I've done really wasn't a big deal - scrambling eggs on a flat electric griddle in the garage. Today, a pot roast will cook in the crock pot out there. With the 100-degree heat, I could probably just put it in a pot on my driveway and get the same results!

6 comments:

Momfever said...

You have made great progress! Can't wait for the next phase!

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Mommy Minded said...

I cant wait to see what comes next!

My SongBook said...

haha you probably could cook the roast in your garage! But I wouldn't try...When my husband and I were doing our cabinets we just had cereal all day unless we went out to eat, until it was finished. It sucked. Pot roast sounds much better.

Jill said...

Oh I remember getting our new kitchen put in. My kids were so excited that they'd get a week of tuck shop instead of packed lunches for the week at school so it was easier for me. But after 2 days they were asking for sandwiches as they were nicer than tuck shop food!! Nice compliment, but so much for convenience food!

Hope your kitchen is finished soon!

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