Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Our Kitchen is on pause.....

So we got our corner bottom cabinet installed and then wanted to space everything out to make sure we had it all right so that the countertop would fit properly. Below is our attempt at spacing out the bottom cabinets, except one is missing in the picture on the bottom right side.

We then got our countertop out and put it up as it should go. Before I explain the reason we are on pause, I must say I really like how the paint color, cabinets and countertop all coordinate, you can't tell totally what it looks like from the picture.

So when we put the countertop on we looked to the left side and the counter top was hanging off by about 5 inches, this is where the stove should fit in, the countertop and cabinet should be flush. So we looked around trying to see if we were doing something wrong. We hadn't added in a 3 inch spacer that they had given us, but if we did that it means we needed to move the upper cabinet about 6 1/2 inches off the window on the left side when the right side only has about 1 1/2 inches of room between the window and cabinet, that would look really dumb. The reason the upper cabinet matters is because the micro should be directly above the stove so whereever the bottom cabinet sits the upper wall cabinet needs to be at the same place. We started measuring and looking at the schematic the kitchen designer had done and those 2 measurements don't match either.

So currently this is our reason for pausing (see below). We called the kitchen design company on Monday and they are running back through some of our measurements. We basically just want it cut to match how our bottom cabinets are currently set-up, but we are complying with their request in hopes that they will see that they screwed up and will come out on site to fix it, wishful thinking I know. The reason I don't think they will come out is we didn't pay for delivery or installation, we picked the cabinets up and have been installing them ourselves, so even if they will make it right I'm thinking we might have to get it back to them for it to be fixed. A nearly 12 ft piece of countertop isn't so easy to transport! Oh and since the guy that did the initial design was let go not long after we ordered our cabinets that kind of makes everything a little more complicated too, so hopefully "Cabinet Lady Nancy" will be a honest and integrity laden employee and help us out to get out countertop the way we need it.
In the meantime we have started painting the "brown room" which will one day be our office and Adam started working on finishing the linen closet in the bathroom.

Hopefully this gets resolved soon and we can finally have an operating kitchen. Oh the joys of remodeling :)


Chris said...

Ug. Patience is a virtue!

The VerWaynes said...

It looks really nice though, Amanda - I can see the vision!

Kathy said...

It's going to be beautiful when you're done, Amanda! Hope you get this worked out. :)