It took a while, but we now have a solution in place for the incomplete East Wall in the kitchen. There was this blank wall between the door on the left and the window, and since pretty much every other wall surface is put to use in here it needed something to do. I found […]Read more "It’s the little things"
Haven’t stopped by LT1K in a while? No problem, we’ll bring the action to you:Read more "before and after"
I was worried about a couple of things related to the project going on over at LT1K, but I talked to the contractor and now I’m not so worried. In celebration, I am having a cookie.Read more "no worries"
It’s been a busy first week over at LT1K. In case you missed anything, the kitchen was demolished, a new doorway was framed in, plumbing and electrical work was completed, recessed lights were added to the dining room, we bought some stuff online and at the paint store, readied for inspection, and insulation was added […]Read more "the kitchen, week 1: well begun is half done"
Here’s the kitchen stuff we’re going to keep, temporarily stored in the garage. Resident Expert has got her act together. I got the garage all squared away last weekend, and it is a sight to behold. While I was tidying up the front yard this morning I left the garage door open so that all […]Read more "people get ready"
Some additional progress to report in the Kitchen Project. Looks like we have a new source for the wood counter tops. The good people at Reclaim in Menlo Park pointed us to Windfall Lumber, a provider of sustainably harvested wood products in Tumwater, Washington. In this case, the harvesting would have been done some time […]Read more "stepping forward"
Looks like we’ve found a new candidate for our range. We looked at the Bosch range we had in mind, but for one reason or another it didn’t meet our expectations. Now we’re looking at this Electrolux range. It has some features that the person who makes all the food says will be a step […]Read more "a range of options"
In our kitchen project, the Mellowcat and Resident Expert keep coming up with choices that seem to be in conflict with general trends. We see no reason to modify our selections merely to placate a stainless steel-clad, granite-faced society, but at the same time don’t want to end up with something that otherwise would not […]Read more "ever the contrarians"
We visited our local appliance store, where they have a guy who is very friendly and informative, and have decided to go with the Fisher & Paykel refrigerator, in stainless steel instead of white. And it looks like we’ll go with a freestanding Kitchenaid range – take a look and see what you think. This […]Read more "moving forward"
It will be guy number 2, the person who would handle all the demolition, construction, and installation, but let us find sources for all the things that will make up the new kitchen. I’ll call him this weekend to firm up the planned start date (early September), and confirm that he still exists. It’s been […]Read more "contractor guy selected, next up: the fridge"