Oct 132009

Progress! We managed to get the rest of the majority of field tiles laid and have tiled in the fridge area. Now I just need to grout what we have down, seal the fridge area and hang the cabinets around it then replace the fridge!

We have lots of help coming in the following weeks so we need to get a move on…here is the tentative schedule – obviously the further out the date the less accurate we are:) :

This week – grout, build and hang cabinets around fridge, move fridge back into place
Next weekend – wedding – no work
Oct 24th – finish removing pantry (the demo has started!), remove two stand alone cabinets there so we can move the stove outta the way. Empty the rest of the cabinets
Oct 31 – Cabinet building party! Mom and Dad Kloep will be in town to help build cabinets. Im hoping we can remove the base cabinets and tile where we need to under the cabinets. We will be sinkless from here on out…this will be interesting – that may be the first base the goes back in – at least temporarily
Week of Nov 2 – grout remaining tiles and seal everything
Nov 7 – Mom and Dad King are in town to help hang cabinets – our goal is to get the tops in, the bases will be a bonus.
Nov 14 – Courtney is in town – no kitchen work (and I sure as heck hope I can get the rest of the house in shape, it has really gone to hell lately…
Nov 21 – Likely be finishing putting in the bases and plywood the countertop so we have something to work on until the countertop is ordered. Need to buy a new dishwasher in here somewhere….
Nov 28 – Turkey Day Weekend – No work
Dec 5 – Hopefully, if all else is on schedule we’ll be putting the cabinet fronts, drawers, and hardware on! And can start the countertop search and ordering process…
Dec 12 – Fudge week….as I’m positive we’ll not make all the progress we need to:)
Dec 19 – Maybe have counter tops in!

From there we should have a functional kitchen! The back splash will come next then the cabinet lighting, trim details, painting, etc…

As you can see, lots of work still but we’re making progress – slowly but surely! At some point we’ll need to take a break and work on the nursery for the baby but I’m hoping that maybe my brother and I can handle that while Mark works on the kitchen – who knows. Best and worst part of home renovations without a contractor – you’re at your own mercy!

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