As of yesterday, the kitchen remodel is done. Except that it's not. There are a few punch-list items to be settled, e.g., they ordered the wrong trash compactor and that needs to be dealt with, some wood panels still need to be placed, some minor grouting. (Actually, all grouting is minor. Grouting takes no time at all. I learned that last year when we did the bathroom.)
But for our purposes here, the kitchen remodel is done.
The blog thread closes now.
Ultimately, absolutely the only things that belong on the counter top are the blender, the Kitchen Aid mixer, and the pitcher of utensils. Everything else gets put away. I like to have as little visual clutter as possible on the counter tops.
We'll be cooking with cheap-o utensils and eating off Ikea plates for, oh, the next three years.
Except for one electrical outlet in the wall, all the others are up under the cabinets.
(Guy's parents are watching ABBA videos in the other room.)
So, what's the damage? I'll tell you, back-of-the-envelope style:
Architect + contractors + custom table/cabinets + Sub-Zero refrigerator + Wolf range + permits + marmoleum floor + lighting + 95 days = a little over $100k.
Concerned about falling home prices? Not really. We're happy (and very, very fortunate) to live here and we're not going anywhere.
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