Sunday, August 25, 2013
Deliveries, kitchen cabinetry and welcoming toilets - Reno day 94
We have kitchen cabinets! With this close up you could almost be fooled into thinking we had finished painting something. But no, let me pan back a bit.
See, still going. Despite the lack of bench tops, it is starting to look a bit like a real kitchen. (The benchtops, overhead shelving and rangehood cabinetry are still two weeks away). However, the pantry desk drawers and overhead shelf are in.
The pantry cupboards are in too. They were initially too big to fit through the pantry door so the top 30 cm was cut off and then added back as a fixed shelf.
And whilst all the cabinetry was being installed another little red truck pulled up in the driveway.
And delivered our appliances. One stove, one fridge, one sink, two taps, a range hood and an ironing station for the laundry. The dishwasher had been living with us for the last two months as it had been purchased heavily discounted and needed to be taken immediately.
We of course had to be up there at 7 am with the kids to supervise all these deliveries. The excitement levels were running high.
While we ogled all the bits of our kitchen arriving,
The kids were swooning over those big boxes. As we have no furniture for this room I have told them that they can create box city in here once we have unpacked.
Meanwhile the plumber arrived to make a start on all the downpipes and the installation of two new toilets. We now appear to be "Betsy, world of welcoming toilets" as we have toilets to welcome you at both front and back door.
And the builders pottered around finishing off some bits and bobs like all the shelving in the new storage cupboard between the family room and the spare room.
And moving that 'epic fail' of a back door handle, and installing the cat door. Ugly but essential unfortunately. Should all look better when it is painted.
So, next up is the rest of the lighting, plumbing and hopefully some kitchen bench tops. Only a few weeks to go.