Gutting the kitchen was a mess and I got to see just how gross and cheaply made my kitchen was originally. When the guys started bringing the new cabinets, sink, and countertops, I could spot the quality difference immediately without even having to touch anything. They fabricators had made the cabinets at their own homes and stored them in our garage so I was sorta able to see how they would look but I never imagined how beautiful it would all be in the end and I truly believe that the countertops is what made the biggest difference of all. Just stunning!
The Wilsonart Sink is much bigger and deeper than the one I had so I was excited about it and the fact I’d be able to finally wash my stock pots in it with ease.
The HD Laminate countertops came in a big ol’ roll. I was so curious to see how they were gonna cut and lay that on the countertops. It was so pretty but still did not compare to seeing it completely done.
You can see how he just rolled it out and laid it on the countertop. No, it’s not THAT easy to do though. There was quite a bit of work involved to make sure it laid smoothly and synced in perfectly with the beveled edging.
When they were laying the countertops and adding the edging, they had a huge plastic sheet closing in the kitchen. They did this to prevent dust from flying everywhere else into my home so I was unable to see progress for a while. But then, I could and it all started to come together. I could finally see the potential and the beauty shining through.
Most fabricators don’t do plumbing of any kind so we had to make a decision, do we install our new Delta Faucet or do we hire someone to come out and install it professionally? We chose the latter. Since everything else was getting done by expert installers, we thought it would be best to have everything installed professionally. You can see in the photo below that he has the faucet part in but was still drilling holes for the additional parts of the faucet.
I know you’re dying to see the the complete kitchen but I’m saving that for another day! I want you to get a real feel for what goes into it all before sharing the ‘ta-da’ moment. Stay tuned for more…….