Thursday, October 11, 2012

No Turning Back

Our kitchen renovation FINALLY got underway this week. After months and MONTHS of talking about it, it's finally happening. And I can't WAIT for it to be over. Living without a kitchen basically sucks. All of our kitchen stuff is now in boxes in the dining room and basement. I've had to move Hunter's highchair into the living room (with a towel underneath in case he drops food). I'm having to wash and prepare his bottles in the bathroom, which grosses me out and the house is just cluttered and disorganized which is driving me batty. We should hopefully have it done in about two weeks.

In the meantime we are having to eat out for most of our meals. I plan to go to the store this weekend and get some stuff for sandwiches and microwave meals (we have a small microwave we can use) so that it's not all fast food because I'm already sick of it.

Another downside of the renovation is that I'm having to lock our cat Halpert in the unfinished part of our basement so that he doesn't try to sneak out while the workers are there during the day (which he totally would). It's where his litter box already is located and I moved his food and water and a comfy dog bed in there and I leave the light on. The first day he meowed as soon as I put him in there but the past two days he hasn't made a peep and seems fine when Kristian lets him out in the afternoon. I know it's a bigger deal to me than him but I still feel bad.

Anyways, here are some of the progress pictures i.e. what it looks like now that we no longer have a kitchen. They gutted it on Tuesday and today they plan to do the plumbing stuff since we are rearranging where the sink and dishwasher will be.

The first three pictures are the kitchen all packed up. I hate packing up kitchens and this just reminds me that I really don't want to move anytime soon.



 
 
And here is the scene I came home to on Tuesday night. I would be lying if I said this didn't give some anxiety. No turning back now.
 
They left the old refrigerator plugged in so that we can keep our food and Hunters milk. Hopefully we won't need to be without a fridge and can just transfer stuff from the old one to the new one when the time comes.
 


 
And just as a reminder here is our inspiration photo and what we hope our kitchen will resemble.
 
 
 


 

9 comments:

Kristen at First Name Smith said...

cant wait to see the finished product!

KatiePerk said...

holy moly! That is going to be gorgeous!! I know it is a total pain, but I bet it is going to be worth it!

♥ Marcy ♥ said...

Eeeeek! So exciting ;) Can't wait to see it when it is all done and pretty!!!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Yikes! We had new floors put in at our old condo and were without a kitchen for a week. The constant eating out was cool for like the first 2 days, but it got old really fast! Looks like it's going to be amazing though! Can't wait to see it all done!

The Hudack Family said...

I can't wait to see how it looks when they are finished!

Melissa at Tall Blonde Blog said...

It will be gorgeous! Can't wait to see it. Ours? Still hasn't started. Annoyed. Hopefully soon :)

Fiona aka DRMama said...

Oh wow! I love the photo of what you plan for your kitchen to look like!! It is beautiful!! Can't wait to see the finished product. Living without a kitchen must definitely be tough.

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

Can't wait to see it when it's all done! I remember in high school wheb my parents updated our kitchen having to eat out of a little toaster oven for a month haha

beka said...

Oh I'm so excited! It stinks so much to pack up the kitchen, doesn't it? And yeah, great reminded of how annoying moving is! We just did granite countertops and new lighting in the kitchen and are doing it in pieces (floors are next) so that we don't have to be without it, but I think your plan might be better- just knock it all out!