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Countertops installed today!

July 8, 2009

Just back from vacation yesterday, and our guys from Precision countertop were here earlier than planned to install the countertops. Took them only about a half an hour!

In process:


And…. finished:




Up close… Caesarstone White Ash:

We loves it!

While home today I took a ride to Ikea to buy inserts and organizers for the drawers/cupboards. We have sooo much more space we are not sure what to put where! Will have pix of the nifty organization once that is done.

Friday the plumbing will come in. They will install the sink, disposal, dishwasher… and that will pretty much be it for the contractors.

We have to move the fridge in. Bree wants to wait till the last minute…until everything is done and new.

Of course we still have to do the backsplash. Why have we not narrowed down our tile for it yet?! That is not like us. I guess we just want a rest….Aaahh.


Not much happening…. but Happy 4th of July!

July 1, 2009

Our guy Rick came and put the duct work for the microhood/fan. Now it is vented out the roof.

We have started cooking with the new stove. We have been wanting eggs badly. Have not come up with a good way to have tasty eggs using just a microwave. Kyan LOVES what she calls ‘flat eggs’ (fried eggs, and she likes them ‘juicy’):

eggs on stove 2

We are just waiting now….. the countertops come in on July 7. Then the plumber will come and finish (install sink, faucet, disposal, dishwasher)… if he ever calls us back! Argh.

For whatever reason, the idea of putting everything back into the kitchen and re-organizing is something we keep putting off.  B and I need to spend some time deciding what should go where, and get some drawer inserts etc, and re-org the pantry shelves etc. We don’t really wanna do it, so we keep saying ‘when it is all done we will do it’.

In theory we can put off ‘being done’ until we get the backsplash done….which is up to us to do. And we have not even decided on the tile for sure yet. Hee hee


Countertop is being templated….

June 19, 2009

Sergei and Aleks from Precision Countertop are here making the templates for the Ceaserstone White Ash countertop:



Will be installed on July 7!


Electric is done… we got cool lights!

June 19, 2009

Electrician was here for a few more hours finishing up. We love Arturo (thanks Frank!).

He got all the outlets working and the undercabinet lights, and recessed lights are in and the schoolhouse light fixture is good…. check it out:





Tomorrow I am home again…. to do some tidying up and the coutertops are being templated. Three weeks after that, countertops in, then sink and dishwasher in…then done! Yay!


The Cupboards are… DONE!

June 17, 2009







More progress….

June 16, 2009

More pix as they continue to work:




I did have to make one more run to Ikea (one of the panels I bought previously was dented).


Cabinets in Progress

June 16, 2009

Appliances arrived yesterday. Are currently sitting in our dining room:


And…. this morning bright and early the cabinet installers (Olson Installation) arrived and started getting to it. They are fast and good! May be done today!

We did adjust a couple of our cabinet configurations and I had to make one run to Ikea for some supplies (2 panels). I got back at 11:15 and sooo much has already been done: