Tuesday, August 10, 2010

New Condo Kitchen Reveal

Finally!  I've returned from Tampa and ended the six week odyssey that was the restoring of my condo kitchen after an unfortunate plumbing incident.  Regular readers of this blog may recall how the condo looked after the recovery company came in to clean up the damage:

The result of the catastrophe was that all the kitchen cabinets and countertops had to be replaced.  In addition, I had to have a new sink and faucet installed as it made no sense to put 20 year old fixtures in a brand new countertop.  In addition, a previous owner had replaced the vinyl flooring with white and grey marble tiling that had seen better days by the time we purchased the unit.  Again, putting in new countertops and cabinets with the old tile would be akin to putting lipstick on a pig so I made the decision to redo the flooring when the old cabinets were removed.  Other items were also affected:  moldy drywall and baseboards had to be removed and replaced; some of the carpet padding was damaged and discarded, so that had to be replaced and the carpet restretched and cleaned; a plumber had to install the sink and reconnect the dishwasher.  Coordinating the recovery effort and the assorted deliveries and trades was a bit involved, especially since I had to do much of the planning long distance. 

Our condo isn't very large, so when the kitchen cabinets were delivered, we lost half of the main living space:

Last week I was in town for the final clean up and install.  I think it was well worth all the work and the wait.  What do you think?

Now, all I have to do is paint...the entire condo....


Fiona said...

Beautiful! I love that it's so classic. Well done.

Cherie said...

Thank you, Fiona.