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This week has been a little rough. I think the reality of the remodel has definitely set in. For the most part things are still running really smoothly, but the last few days definitely came with some headaches (both literal and figurative).
After several failed attempts with our first vendor to secure an appointment to discuss kitchen cabinets, we headed over to Home Depot and they got us a next day appointment, which was wonderful. What was less wonderful is we finally learned how expensive kitchen cabinets are. We went into the appointment with the idea to start with our dream kitchen, and then work backwards from there until we were within our budget. I think I actually laughed out loud when we got our initial quote.
Throughout our three hour appointment we kept changing our minds between black and white cabinets, and Robert was so helpful in providing us with “what if we” quotes as we played around with ideas until the cost was a little more manageable. The one thing that we knew we had to have was creative storage options to replace the pantry we’re losing, and we were able to keep that in the plan. To throw an extra twist in there, we were informed that orders that were closed that day,would be 10% off. And seeing as we didn’t account for cabinets taking this much of our budget in the first place, we needed to take advantage of that deal. What began as an initial consultation ended in a full purchase. I think we were a bit dizzy by the end of it, but we ultimately decided on white beadboard lower cabinets with a black quartz countertop.
That was the figurative headache — as for the literal one, the sound of a jackhammer has nothing on the bobcat machinery used to break up our walkway and the front of our driveway. Which again, took place on a Saturday, so I’m sort of waiting for our neighbors to kindly ask us to move away at any moment. Austin and I just stood in the yard as this thing went to work, because it was sort of unreal. Our contractor, David, seemed to be having the time of his life though. But I can now say w