We are getting a new kitchen and the demo has begun this afternoon. My dbil (married to dh’s sister) is here with his helper. They and dh are working on getting out the old cabinets and counter tops. So far so good. They have one long upper out and are getting out the lower one under it now. They will work till they get too tired or till they run into a problem, I guess. Dh is doing a lot of supervising to make sure things that need to remain intact and undamaged are left that way. dd and I are staying out of the way. LOL Dbil has been doing this a few months, it’s been his new career for the last few months so he has some tools that dh didn’t have. He is also younger by about 15 years. Lots of grunts and ‘ahhh’, ‘ahhh’ with the force of knocking stuff out. I am just worried the wood floor and tile that is supposed to remain will get messed up somehow! There are saws, sledge hammers, and other unknown (to me) tools being used.
The new cabinets have been ordered and are scheduled to be done mid-week. The sink we ordered is in … it is at the cabinet makers because he needed it to make sure the base was sturdy enough to hold it. The sink is marble and weighs well over 100 lbs., about 125 I think. With the crating for shipment it was over 300 lbs.
The sink will get delivered to the granite fabricator. The granite been chosen and is in stock, put to the side for us at the granite store. The granite fabricator will come measure with a laser after the new cabinets are installed.
Now they have the double oven out—on a cart. Dh is trying to “unwire” it so they can move it to the garage. When I went to do a little sweeping I realized they knocked a chunk out of a piece of flooring tile. This happened when they were getting the lower cabinet out. I guess dh will figure out a way to replace/repair the tiles when all the lower cabinets are out.
Fortunately since we have followed Dave Ramsey’s advice this is all being done for cash. No financing, no credit cards, not even 0% interest anything. It is not easy going through the demo and construction but knowing we won’t be making payments makes it easier.
This is the first time we have had a kitchen redone by our own choosing. (One time we had to redo one due to a very small amount of damage due to a grease fire.) We are reusing our stove top, microwave/vent, and oven. They were replaced under 2 years ago when we moved to this house. They are still in very good condition and work properly. It saved us several $1000 to keep them and reuse them. We have replaced the fridge and are currently using it. We have bought a new dishwasher and will install it after the cabinets go in. Both were bought on a very good sale at Sears, then another 15% off. We bought the sink online and it is more beautiful than I imagined.