Name: Christine & Pierre
Type of Project: Kitchen remodel
Location: Montreal, Quebec
Type of building: Ground floor apartment of a triplex, 1,100 square feet
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Our plumber came back this week to finish up his work. He installed the faucet, dishwasher, soap pump and water filtration system. After months of hand washing all our dishes in the basement utility sink, having a sink and dishwasher upstairs feels like an incredible luxury.
The water filter was a last-minute addition, but I think it's one of the best $100 we've spent on the entire renovation. We are so excited to get rid of the Brita that was always taking up counter space! The system we installed was a Rainfresh Twist system. It has excellent reviews and so we're really happy about that decision.
This weekend was the mega tiling weekend. We wanted to avoid having to rent a wet saw, so we bought a basic tile snapper from Home Depot, and then borrowed a friend's dremel for the more complicated cuts. We knew we would need to make a few precise drill holes in tiles so the Dremel, combined with a variety of diamond drills and blades, worked really well for us. We had to make a few failed attempts using other blades to realize that the diamond bits are really the only way to go. With Pierre on tile-cutting duty and me on tile-installation duty, the work went pretty quickly. The hardest part by far was working around outlets.