This coming week marks when our kitchen was to be installed. It’s all ready for us and sitting at our cabinet makers shop. I’m tempted to go visit it. But this is what our kitchen looks like right now.
The delays were actually not due to things that went wrong at our house. Other than a couple little easily solved things, every thing has been moving very smoothly. The delays I’m convinced are due to the “time of year”. The last quarter of the year leading up to Christmas is when everybody has their push on to get things done. All our suppliers and trades have deadlines, are over committed and often understaffed. Good labourers are hard to find, and everyone is feeling the domino effect of delays. Materials not being shipped on time to site, back orders, sick staff, family emergencies, weather.. and more weather.. all do their part in wreaking havoc on schedules. Basically LIFE gets in the way. But it all gets done, and beautifully in good time.
This morning I visited the house and saw that the carpenters made excellent headway on the trim. Windows and baseboard are still to be done, but most of the doors are trimmed out.
I’m especially pleased where Desmo trimmed the two new large bedroom doors where they meet.
As I sit in an old wooden chair
one of the guys brought up for breaktimes, writing this blog post, I looked up ahead and smiled.
I took in our new entry way and breathed a big sigh.. it’s so lovely bright and open now. It’s about 5.5′ across, not large by most standards, but so much bigger and brighter than it was before, with an entry closet almost twice the size of the old creaky tiny drafty closet we enjoyed before.
If you visited our home pre Renos, you may remember how very narrow and cramped the front entry was. This is the only pic I could find.. it looks bigger with the living room wall torn out. It wasn’t much more than 3′ deep from the door to the kitchen entrance. Not conducive for those long goodbye chats, yet we still did it. We just became close talkers. 😜😆
if you’ve not been to our house since we started Reno’s, and need some help visualizing… that old closet and entry used to sit where our kitchen wall is now.
Everything right of the drawn line is new.. 3′ + wallspace for the new 2 pc bath, and the rest of the addition space on this side of the house for the new entry. Old closet stood left of this space where I roughly drew it.
It’s coming along so beautifully.. and in good time.