Nearly three months after demo, our kitchen is done and we’ve started to cook again, even though the work isn’t completely finished, and, as I write this, we still have unpacked boxes waiting for me in the garage.
I’m sure you heard that “The kitchen is the heart of the home.” Well, as much as our old kitchen was ugly, non functional, and outdated it was still the heart of our home. And with that heart scattered all over the garage, I felt lost.
It’s definitely gratifying to have this brand new kitchen now! The cook in me, caged for what felt like a decade, is already use to the new setting. I love almost everything about the new kitchen but being able to cook on a GAS range is by far the best thing EVER!
So now that the heart of our home is once again beating, there are some things I don’t want to forget:
Our timeline doesn’t mean sh*t. We are at the mercy of ‘others’ time and they live on a different planet than us foolish non general contractor mortals.
It’s going to get worse…way worse before it gets better, so don’t mind the dust, the noise and the smells.
There will be music playing constantly so learn to love – or at least tolerate – Hispanic tunes.
Trying moments are inevitable. For those there is always a nice craft beer, a favorite bottle of wine or straight up ice cream.
In the final stretch, things are beyond stressful, and I swear to G-d I will NEVER EVER do this again. Agh the painful home stretch just like childbirth and then finally… you have this beautiful creation!