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How 1/2" Is Going To Cost Me $400

by - Saturday, August 23, 2008

As promised, here's some updated pics of the kitchen. First, the lovely trims which HandyMan installed. He was able to figure out that tricky corner without a compound mitre saw.

Then, here's the beautiful Kashmir White granite countertop.

The stylish Rohl country faucet with sidespray and the awesome Blanco sink also got installed.

Looky, our new dishwasher has arrived too.

And the pieces de resistance... the refrigerator and dual fuel range... in my garage.

Why, oh why oh why oh why are these appliances in my garage and not tucked away in their homes in the new kitchen?!! Because of this culprit right here:

See this old hot water radiator? This little rad is 1/2" too wide, making it impossible for the fridge and stove to come into the house and down the hallway to the kitchen. We tried moving the appliances through the other door, the back sliding door, but with one fixed panel held in by screws and caulking and who knows what else, trying to get the sliding door out is more trouble than its worth. So, the simple solution (relatively speaking) is to get a plumber in to cap off the rad and remove it. As luck would have it, we've found someone who can come in later today and do the job (at time and 1/2, no doubt). Now we'll just have to convince the appliance delivery guys to come back at the end of their shift today and move our appliances once again. Wonder if a case of beer will do the trick??

Just when we thought we'd surpassed all the hurdles, the reno gods rear their ugly heads :o(

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  1. What, the appliance guys couldn't lift it over the radiator? It's always the little things that get you. But the rest of the kitchen looks magical

  2. Lol at modmama's suggestion, I think it'd be reasonable! :)

  3. I know, good suggestion...we thought of that too! But the delivery guys were unwilling to lift it the measley two feet...something about damaging it or liability or something. Booo :(

  4. Anonymous6:37 PM

    Frustrating! What about taking the doors off the fridge? They almost had to at my house. But then they just ended up figuring it out.

    Your kitchen is just absolutely lovely.


  5. I completely understand your pain. We had to rip part of our house apart to get our washer and dryer down to the basement. After it was all said and done I felt like I had given birth.

    Good luck with it. Everything is looking great!

  6. Anonymous8:18 AM

    Everything looks AMAZING (am just stumbling on to your blog now). How did you land on Kashmir White granite? Was granite always a preference or did you consider other stones as well?


  7. Welcome anon! We always wanted granite and wanted it as white as possible. We considered getting quartz counters (like Caesarstone), but preferred the variation in the natural stone.


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