Thursday, February 19, 2009

last lap


The cupboards are pretty, but they are a bit high... I need a chair to reach anything!


Cooker was out of stock, will be delivered later.



I could kill for a hot pasta...

Yesterday I have been busy till after midnight (third time this week) unscrewing all the screws that fixed the cuboards to the wall and pushing them over 1 cm off the wall and then trying to refix everything. More or less succeeding. The contractor sent a 21 year old kid, he has been working this job for 5 years already, he's very good, fast and neat, but he doesn't think of everything and yesterday after putting in all the cupboards and the equipment he discovered that he had put the oven too close to the wall and the door won't open after the tiles are put on the wall, beause they will add 12 mm thickness. It was 16 hrs in the afternoon and he went home, and so I have been working till near midnight straightening it out.

And today (after sleeping till 2 am) I have gone to the Do-It-Yourself store and bought glass wool insulation and have been stuffing it between the cupboard and the wall... something that should have been done earlier but the kid forgot or didn't think it important. All in all it is really coming along. I am hoping to get a bit off the price if it gets finished in half the time. The tiles I want are crazy expensive, and I am supposed to pay for them myself, but if I push things along a bit - and get him to make a few more mistakes that I can correct - maybe I can get them to gift those to me...

11 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

It's looking really good! That's a nice style.

Pietro said...

The kitchen is becoming really nice! I like your pictures in which you add the drawings.
About your question on my post, honestly I'd prefer not to see animals in circuses because I fear they often are not treated well. On the other hand, does it make sense a circus without animals?

Reader Wil said...

Dat ziet er goed uit zeg! Ga je nog een housewarming party geven?

thyme said...

Goed idee! Maar dat gaat nog zeker twee weken duren want de kookplaat wordt pas over een week geleverd en er moet nog afgetimmerd en getegeld worden...

Indrani said...

It really is coming out well! Congrats!

Smart Mouth Broad said...

They should do something to compensate your for their mistakes and your own work. It's looking good.

Dick said...

Oooh het ziet er al heel leuk uit en ja ze kunnen wel wat terugdoen voor hun fouten, maar dat zal wel weer tegenvallen. lol.

Xiwel said...

My wallcupboards are also 4 ft high. I needed the space to dump stuff. I mounted them a bit lower so I can reach the lower 3 shelves. I need a chair for the top shelf, but those contain 'never to use stuff' only.

SandyCarlson said...

These illustrations are funny. I love your place.

Pietro said...

I think today the installation of your kitchen is almost finished: I hope it's very nice and quite comfortable for you.

Nihal said...

Your saying like "..he's very good, fast and neat, but he doesn't think of everything"
So true! I've experienced the same, and sometimes customer satisfaction can be failed.
Interesting to read footsteps while constructing this all. Hope you got a hot pasta w/ some wine:)