Slowly the sands of time have passed. “John”, a bachelor, has owned his home for many years. He, and just about everyone he knows, thinks that the galley kitchen should be remodeled.
Original old wooden green cabinets on one side, with wasted space at each end, with mismatched metal cabinets on the opposite wall, with a wooden rolling wooden cart underneath them. Yes, there sets the dishwasher with plywood around it, hooked up to the old clothes washing machines hookups and drain. And yes, there is the circuit panel box positioned just right to beautify to kitchen. Please excuse the 3 layers, yes 3 layers of reddish looking vinyl flooring and the poor lighting. And yet, year after year, it’s always more comfortable to go with the status quo. Let’s do nothing! John’s former roommate said, “He’s been talking about getting the kitchen done since I lived there 10 years ago”. Soon friends, now known as the angry mob, stop dropping hints and began to “strongly urge” John to do something, anything!
Finally, a friend convinced him to have Aikey’s Home Improvements come and take a look. Soon plans were drawn; cabinets, granite, tile, lights and flooring were chosen. John began to mull it over. John caught a moment of inspiration. Yes! John signed the contract!
Everything was placed on order and the permit secured. A lead paint test was done (thank God it was negative!), and demolition began (my second favorite part). The wall disappeared! It’s no longer a galley kitchen!
Move and upgrade the electrical service, rough-in the recessed can lights and under counter lighting. Move the plumbing for the dishwasher. Inspections! Sheetrock! Paint! New shining hardwood. YES! Beautiful new Marillat Kona colored cabinets.
Oops. The granite folks cut the whole for the sink too big for the sink base. Screeching to a halt while that is remade. Oops, the granite folks only put a 5” overhang for the bar stools to fit under instead of 12”. Gee, I hope they can reuse those somewhere.
New granite- check, lights installed- check, tile backsplash- check. And everything is done. No more wasted space, no more outdated cabinets and colors, no more reddish vinyl floor, and no more claustrophobia!
And in just a few short weeks, John is popular again. Life is good. The kitchen is remodeled.