30 days from demo to a fully functional kitchen. Today was probably the most exciting day yet for me. We have all the plumbing hooked up!! Big shout out to my step dad for being so totally awesome and getting it all done! The fridge is in place, the dishwasher is hooked up, and the sink not only has water but drains too, AND the garbage disposal is working. It was a good, good day.
First, we took three trips to the dump to get rid of all of this:
It wasn't pretty, but it gone. And I'm grateful. While the men worked on the plumbing, my mom and I set to cutting out the shelf liners. After about the sixth shelf, I realized it would be a lot easier to put the liner on top of the shelf with it not in the cabinet, and then cut it out. Such an obvious solution. (although the drawers were still tough.)
The next task was getting the fridge across the tile, without incident. Lucky for us, our good friend and tile guy has the perfect solution: an air sled.
It's two pieces you slide under... well anything, and when you turn on the motor they fill up with air, making it much easier to move large objects.
After the plumbing was done, we of course had to test everything out to make sure there weren't any leaks, and to make the garbage disposal worked. What better way to check it than to shove all the food, that's been in the fridge too long because we couldn't cook it, down the drain?
And finally, here's the shot of the awesome plumbing job I know you've all been waiting for:
As beautiful as that is, I'm sure you were ACTUALLY looking for a picture of the kitchen put together. So here you go:
I started getting everything organized, as you can see with the toaster oven and knife block making their appearance. I've pretty much got the cabinets organized as well, but we'll save that for later. And for your viewing pleasure, another gratuitous shot of the sink, this time with the fully installed faucet:
I'd like to say it's DONE. But it's not. It's done enough for us to function normally again, which is awesome. But there's still some little things left, like drawer and door pulls, installing the soft close contraptions on the doors, some detail work, and of course the amazing microwave I've been anxiously awaiting. Oh yea... and picking a paint color...