Demolition of the kitchen begins on Monday. I am very thankful that Melissa is going to be needing me to help with the children that day so I can be away from my home office. I am excited for the new kitchen but I am also sad on losing the old one. The old kitchen is nothing special on the material end but it holds a lot of warmth of memories. I do not want to see it actually getting demoed or dealing with the noise. The mess will be contained--this is where I love our company.
I need to remove all items from the kitchen this weekend. Anxiety moves in because I am not sure how long this really is going to take. I am not so worried about temporary storage for items but I like routine. We are setting up a temporary kitchen in our bar /dining area and the sink is soooo small. Pots and pans will be a pain to wash. I do not want to only go out and eat. I have a small 2 burner cook top and a toaster oven. I have the fridge being moved into the hall for access. Microwave will temporarily be set up in dining area. I can move our grill to side deck. So-I actually have it pretty darn good! So.....Why do I have a pit in my stomach??? But it definitely feels better to write this out....
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I’ve renovated about a dozen kitchens in the past couple years – but now I am about to do my own. My wife, Wendy, is nervous as heck. I don’t know if it is because of the disruption in our daily lives that we are about to encounter or if it is because of my track record of not completing projects at my own house in a timely fashion? She did say that she is afraid that she will be washing dishes in our tiny bar sink for the next year. I am going to try to break the cycle on this one and surprise her with how we fast and efficiently I can complete this project.
I’ve got the crew scheduled for demo beginning on Monday. We’ll start by building three plastic barricades to cordon off the area and for dust containment. I’ve counseled numerous clients on how to prep for such events, such as setting up temporary kitchens, now to see if I can take my own advice – and to see if it really works.