Take a Trip through our Remodel Project.

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For the last 3 days,
...I have been a general contractor;
...a "no-breaks-allowed" work leader;
...a genuine PITA according to Sal.

But, thank goodness I am driven to complete a job or job readiness;
...because, you see, LaFata delivered out New Cabinets today--today;
...we probably should have thought ahead here, but all we had known about was:
...tomorrow's Tear-Out

NOW---things are totally looking up!.

Tried to get Sal to admit that it was worth his 2 days work with me;
& was going to take a photo of his smile;
 his grimace was not worth the digital bits--No Photo of Sal

but, for your fun--here are some Before Photos
 the empty kitchen; no island

kitchen moves to Dining room
looks like a "garage sale" in here.

kitchen even moved into side hall

AND Here, in the Garage---The New Cabinets
 Here, folks is the New island & the 2 pantry-style cabinets.

The next few days will be great--then they begin the 3 bathrooms & the wet bar in Great room.
We did this in another Home /  kitchen cabinets & floor plan was done & new hardwood, floating floor in the Tri-Level Living,dining & Kitchen. We only lived with the change for 2.5 years.
The new owners covered with Lino & carpet after remodel was 3.5 Years old. 
Note: EVEN if you're invited--avoid going back to old Home as everyone changes things to suit their tastes.  

As we walk through this rather large remodel--maybe some of you can visualize doing this in your home. 
We will survive this work;
We will enjoy it for however long we are here;
We will share this trip with you:
We are older than many of you, AND we will come out smiling within the next month.

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Barb & Sal

Comments (4)

Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon
Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd - Westminster, CO
Helping people Transition at all ages!

Barb.....Remodels can be challenging, not only because of the enormous task itself, but because of spousal conflicts! LOL  Best of luck on the completion.

cosmic cow

Jun 02, 2010 04:55 AM
Barb & Sal Dragotta
Macomb, MI
Macomb County Michigan

Carra..they are also fun; no spousal conflict here--Sal is taking charge of actual remodel; I said that I resigned my position--he looks upon it as a mutual 'firing' [can a firing be mutual ?]. Did find out today that we are adopting the crew--the son & grand son of the man who did Sal's Mother's house--funny guys, as they will do the other refacing of cabinets through-out house.
tomorrow all kitchen cabinets will be out, new Upper cabinets in place & we think that also means the 2 pantry floor to soffit cabinets that flank the fridge. Thursday or by Friday; all "downers-lower" cabinets will be in place; then Granite folks come out to measure, so no sink or water in area until  granite is in place. 
Will  post new photos probably by Friday, this week.
Thanks for stopping by; have a good week.

Jun 02, 2010 05:11 AM
David O'Doherty
Raleigh Realty Inc - Clayton, NC
Clayton NC Homes, Raleigh, NC

Barb, I look forward to seeing the new kitchen, I can't believe those people covered up the hardwoods with vinyl and carpet, well no I can!!

Jun 03, 2010 01:25 AM
Barb & Sal Dragotta
Macomb, MI
Macomb County Michigan

David...we agree on the other house--the cabinets & flooring were pickled OAK & VERY attractive. This kitchen will be cappachino-[another Italian name] with a slight aged, thus yellow-tonality. In fact, today the men got so much done that it is becoming a reality. thanks for the comment.  Don't know if I mentioned it, but that photo of yours with the two charmers is so very fun; such handsome men--all three of you.
Barb & Sal 

Jun 03, 2010 02:36 PM