Last weekend we started the demo of the kitchen and rec room (or reading area, office, library, family room etc…i’m having a hard time thinking of a name to describe the room adjacent to the kitchen). The first step was taking out the carpet, pad, trim and tack strips. I surprisingly managed to do this all by myself. Of course it took two days and several naps to get there.
Looks clean, right?
not so much!
Two days, one bottle of wine, a putty knife and a hammer was all I needed to get down to the subfloor
We’ve begun walking Sadie to near unconcious levels, really cuts down on the hyperness, we’re so smart 🙂 . I mean she was out cold from this walk. At one point I had to check if she was still breathing
When Greg got home Sunday night he really jumped right into to the demo. I think he felt left out that I did the carpet without him, so I decided to let him go ahead and finish the kitchen. fair, right?
Well not quite, during my lunch break I managed to take out this small base cabinet and the countertop attached to it. When I tried to take the upper cabinets down alone Greg hid the tools.
“and this is how its done”
Bob and Cherie came over Thursday night and this morning to help take out the rest of the kitchen. Not only did their physical help save us a ton of time but we couldn’t get away with sitting around and taking afternoon naps when they came down to help, thanks for the motivation! 🙂
No more fridge, no sink and no more stove. Bring on the Hungryman dinners and paper plates! (on a side note I was shocked at how much prepared food is sold in the stores…this may be a permanent switch)
Here’s a sneak peak at our paint color
He’s just so darn handy!
The three of us (Sadie, Greg and I) have been doing quite a lot together this weekend. We nap together…
We eat together
And we share a nice cold Tecate with each other
Chris and Sonja got us a sawzall for a housewarming gift. We’ve already put it to good use! Thank you!
Just a few more cabinets to go
Now we just have to figure out how to rip up our underlayment to prepare to lay our cork floors. Oh and move electrical boxes, fix holes in the walls, clean the ceilings and walls, relocate water connections, hang new light fixtures and paint the whole room. And I’m still hoping to have the floors layed by Friday. hah!
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