|Our kitchen after removing all the old stuff and before the new stuff got put up. It was a hot mess.|
|And this was our family room. You couldn't walk in it. At all.|
|After Day 1 of installation.|
We discovered that houses are built really crappy. Walls are not straight and floors are not level. At all. It made it difficult in some places to get the cabinets in place. And I wasn't as good of an assistant as Josh. I'm pretty positive that frustrated Jarom on more than one occasion. It took us about 3-4 days to get all of the top cabinets installed. Then it was time for the base cabinets. This was easier because Jarom could do it on his own. And we didn't have to hold the cabinets up in the air. It was going pretty smoothly until we got to the second corner and then we had some major issues.
|The troublesome corner. Jarom actually had a lot of issues with this corner in pretty much everything we did. He hates that corner.|
|The 12 inch gap that should have been 6 inches. That is the spacer that was supposed to go in the space.|
|After installing the 12 inch cabinet.|
Now we had to figure out what to do for the counter. I had the idea to buy a butcher block counter and insert it into the counter somewhere to make it longer. And then we would have a built in cutting board and I thought it would look really cool. We were super excited about this idea and started looking into it. Long story short, we thought it was going to work out so we cut the counter where we wanted to insert the block but then it didn't end up working out. So we had to buy another counter top for that wall. Bummer. We had to wait like 3 more weeks for that to come in. But the original counter for that wall (the one we cut) we decided to use on a different wall as a built in office/work space! I'm super excited about that and will post about it once it is all done.
So anyways, that was the drama of our cabinets. It was miserable having to live through it, but it doesn't sound as bad all written out. Next I will post about the counter top installation and the floor installation!