Day 10 Kitchen Remodel - Painting is Finished - Sink Cabinet Cut

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I called in a favor from my favorite painting company last night, and the owner sent over two painters this morning at the crisp hour of 7:45 AM. In fact, I was just out of the shower when he called my cell, wanting to know why I didn't answer the door.

His painters were marvelous. Two great 20-year-veterans of the business, Chris and Barbara. I think Barbara might buy a home soon  -- after I armed with her enough information and yakked her ear off about the opportunities for buying homes in Land Park and other neighborhoods in Sacramento. She will most likely call the mortgage broker I work with tomorrow.

They were meticulous. They cut-in the entire kitchen, rolled another coat of paint on the ceiling and on the walls. Repainted the baseboards and trim the first painters messed up. Overall, they were fabulous.

You know how to tell a terrific painter? A really good painter uses a four-inch brush and cuts in a ceiling freehand without missing a stroke or messing up.

Plus, some of you will be happy to know they were not wearing flip-flops.

My dishwasher and range hood arrived, too. The hardware installer was too late. He promised to arrive at 8 AM but didn't get here until almost 9:30, long after I was gone. I had to show condos in downtown and midtown this morning. He knew I was leaving at 8:30. Still, he didn't bother to show up before the painters had draped the cabinets, so he's coming back tomorrow.

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I also received a call from the Kitchen Design Center at 5:30 this morning. They agreed to send over a cabinet installer today -- at long last. It seems their installers are from Russia. I like Russian accents -- reminds me of Boris and Natasha and Rocket J Squirrel. Nothing up my sleeve. Hey Rocky, watch me pull a rabbit out a hat.

This guy was a professional. He had the intelligence to ask if I wanted him to leave part of the sides intact since the sink slides forward from the faucet. I really liked him. One thing he said upon inspecting the cabinet: "You could have done this yourself." Now, how he knows that, I don't know, but I responded, "Yeah, probably, but if I screwed it up, I'd have to pay for a new cabinet. If YOU screw it up, I get the cabinet for free."

He saw my point.

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Elizabeth Weintraub is co-partner of Weintraub & Wallace Team of Top Producing Realtors, an author, home buying expert at The Balance, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown, Carmichael and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put our combined 80 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at RE/MAX Gold. DRE License # 00697006.

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Looks great in the pictures!  Hope you post pics of the final product!  You're gonna paint that wood door white too, right?

Jul 30, 2008 02:18 PM #1
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Sounds like you are having the usual issue with contractors that all homeowners have.  Sometimes it is good for us to go through a remodeling process so we can be emphatic with our clients.

Jul 30, 2008 02:25 PM #2
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Ha, ha, sharp eye, Pat. No, I am going to replace the doors with white six-paneled doors. Problem is my doors are 5/8ths thick. Nobody believes me because it's not standard sizes. So that means the door stops have to come out and be replaced or I have to pay triple for new doors. I think the door stops will be replaced.

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Jul 30, 2008 02:25 PM #3
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Hi Cindy: Yet little is insurmountable. That's the beauty of being ready to crack the whip at all hours of the day.

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Jul 30, 2008 02:26 PM #4
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okay subscribing to you blog to hear the rest of the makeover, need to redo the kitchen in my fixxer upper, keep us posted

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Looking good Elizabeth, looking good. It'll be all over before you know it.

Jul 30, 2008 02:31 PM #6
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Hi Crystal: Well, I have four more days to go. I'm calling it finished by Monday evening. Although, in actuality, I will have tile installed on the backsplash a week or so later. I just haven't had the time to pick out or buy the tile yet.

Hi Jim: It's been a bit stressful, but I had no delusiions at least. I expected this.

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Never send a painter dude to do a painter dudette's job, huh?

I like the new sink... it's going to look mahavelous when you get the countertops in!

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Wait until you see the Danze Parma Prewash faucet. :)

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