|The sink and faucet are my favorite part! :-)|
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Kitchen Renovation Update...
Just a quick update on the kitchen renovation project. Our granite is in and it looks great. We were lucky that they were able to cut my island in one solid piece...so I don't have any seams to worry about in any of my countertops. Luckily, my huge sink fit into my sink cabinet. It was touch and go as to whether it actually would. We were down to about 1/8" would make it or break it...and since my granite was cut to fit that sink...well, it would not have been pretty if the sink didn't work needless to say. It left very little room for my faucet.
My new faucet and disposal were installed this evening and water has been restored to my kitchen...very big YAY! You don't realize just how inconvenient it is not having water in the kitchen...until you don't! My kitchen cabinets are empty, the drawers are removed...and it looks like a bomb went off in my house...we can't find ANYTHING...but I have water in the kitchen this evening...so life is good.
The granite was sealed yesterday so we haven't put anything on top of the granite yet...we could have started this evening but we are just too tired. We survived the fumes from the glue and adhesives used to attach the undermount sink and granite. It took our poor plumber several hours to connect my difficult (but beautiful) faucet this evening and do all the necessary work to make the new sink function -- the ginormous sink left him almost no room to work in the sink cabinet and attach the faucet. I just hope he is able to walk tomorrow! Just so you know, he's my hero! I really wanted THAT faucet...I was told by the granite installers that our plumber will hate us (for the lack of space he had to work with and the difficulty of installing this particular faucet). So far the granite installation has gone well...the plumbing has gone well. We still have backsplash to choose and install (I'm working on that)...and the appliances are on order. Other than cabinet hardware to change and painting to do...it's beginning to come together. I snapped a few photos so you can take a peek at our progress....please ignore the clutter. Everything is EVERYWHERE! Enjoy!