Hurry Up and Wait: Rebekah & Graeme's Kitchen Remodel Continues

Hurry Up and Wait: Rebekah & Graeme's Kitchen Remodel Continues

Renovation Diary
Aug 26, 2016
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Name: Graeme & Rebekah Molloy
Type of Project: Kitchen Remodel
Location: Chautauqua Park, Des Moines, Iowa
Type of building: 1920 Tudor

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Graeme and Rebekah have reached the point of their reno where most of the BIG things are in place, and it's time to focus on the smaller details. But occasionally a big thing will pop back up and demand attention...

APPLIANCES!!!! And cabinets!
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Look at it all coming together! So thrilling to see things moving forward. Plus, that stove is SO much fun to cook on!
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From Rebekah:

These photos document work done over a two week time frame. The first week I was out of town for work. During that time, the appliances were delivered and cabinetry was finished and installed. I couldn't wait to get back to see it all! It was wonderful being able to use a stove again, and I can't wait for the dishwasher to be hooked up. We haven't used one in about 3 years!!

Unfortunately, this week we found out that the countertops weren't ordered as planned. We had chosen quartz and, since nothing was in the works yet, the wait time will be anywhere from 3-8 weeks. We are talking with a company that can hopefully do this quicker — hopefully closer to a 3 week timeframe! However, this sets us back and our original project timeline is now long gone! I'm glad we never had an actual date set in our minds since it will be well over a month when all is said and done!

Goodness...we cannot wait for this to be complete and really start cooking and living in here!

Oddly, the molding has turned into something really important to us. I never realized before but our kitchen has zero molding...and the dining room has this beautiful original molding all around. I am glad we had thought ahead and asked them to save the molding from the wall that was removed. With this picture you can see them starting the process of putting the two together. It is about 3 feet too short to go all the way to the end of the wall so we need to get creative with how to navigate that! Also you can see how much that side of the room slopes by how the molding runs downhill.
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We have a small prep area that they salvaged from the old kitchen. This has come in so handy not only having the sink but even a bit of small counter space helps with food prep so we don't have to eat out so much now!
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We stained the floor and I am pretty happy with how it looks!
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Estimated time for project: 3 weeks
Time remaining: 1 week
Percent done: 40%

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