The cabinets, sliding door and most of the appliances have been installed.
Name: Jennifer Pade
Type of Project: Kitchen remodel
Location: West Village, New York, New York
Type of building: 300 square foot apartment in a co-op building
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Ahhh, week 5. The magical “final” week of my kitchen renovation project. The expectation: during this sublime and special week, all materials arrive on time and undamaged, the carefully-chosen finishes all match perfectly, and everything you’ve ordered is installed with ease and grace. Perfection. You sit, with crystal snifters of cognac (this is the 1970s version), gazing at the perfect kitchen and sighing with pleasure at just how simple it all was.
The reality: sadly, the real version of week 5 has a substantially darker side. An ugly side. A side which make me think that the cognac snifters won’t be arriving anytime soon.