02 May 2018

Kitchening is hard.

So once the cabinets arrived, the kitchen started to come alive! However one small annoyance, was I wanted to move the plumbing to be centered under the window. The way the kitchen used to be, the sink was to the left of the window, and when you tried opening the window on the left side, it would hit the faucet. So I planned to center everything. This just took forever. I think there was stalling because no one else but me wanted to do it, or thought it was necessary. ;) And then once the pipes were moved, we built a huge cement farmhouse sink around it. So that just means that the right side cabinets just had to sit in the middle for a while instead of being pushed into place. Here's that whole fiasco! First- the old kitchen arrangement:

The new kitchen with cabinets patiently waiting to be pushed into place. ;)

Digging a hole through the outside of the house to move the pipes and center the plumbing. The outside of the house did sacrifice here for that centered farmhouse sink.

Filling in the lines with some paint!

And now that the pipes are under the window, it's sink time! First they dig into that wall more...

And a wood frame mold for the cement is built.

Rebar is placed into the wall, and into the mold.

And cement is filled!

Our beautiful sink! ;) 

Now I know I made this seem really simple, but it's actually pretty complicated. Luckily one of Patrick's co-workers is a brilliant architect and organized the whole thing for us. And now, here is the sink:

That thing ain't budgin'!

So now we get to slide in our cabinets right?!?! Oh not yet! The sink is so heavy it needed legs to be supported. So that means we have to cut our cabinets to slide around the legs. Not as easy as you'd think either! 

Oh wait, what's that??

They're in!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOO!!! The kitchen felt so much bigger! 

Starting to feel real. 

Meanwhile in the Backyard Art House, we were deciding what to do with the state of this "kitchen." We decided instead of replacing the old warped and damaged cabinets here, why not remove everything, including the granite top, and just place the old cabinet from the Main House kitchen back here!

So we extended the backsplash, and lots of strong people carried the huge cabinet back there to put it in place. They cut a hole for the sink, and cut holes in the back for plumbing, and voila!

Now the kitchen back there is even bigger, and we will use the old granite for our bathroom vanity! Back to the Main House.. How about some smaller touches? 

White grout instead of just cement.. makes a huge difference!

This backsplash tile.... a last minute find, but I think it will MAKE the kitchen.

Sampling it out. Verdict is.... HELL yeah!!

The big missing piece? You guessed it- countertops! They were delivered...

And installed in the following blog. ;)

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