Friday, October 31, 2008

Countertop Update: Faucet Installed

Due to the fact that our new sink is undermount, we had to let it sit and dry overnight before the plumber could install the faucet, drain and garbage disposal. I previously posted that Nate was going to attempt the plumbing. After reading some stuff, and talking to some friends, I think he decided that a "real" plumber might be best to take the two-drain operation to a one-drain operation plus garbage disposal and dishwasher hookups. Luckily, the brother of a colleague owns his own remodeling business and knows basic plumbing and was able to do it for us at a lower cost than a "real" plumber.

Here are some pictures of the new sink with the faucet, as well as pictures with the drawers replaced.


vs the old sink:






And, in case you forgot what our kitchen looked like on move-in day:



You can also check out our kitchen album for 100+ photos!

Let's consult our list:


  1. Sand cabinents, wood putty any existing holes

  2. Prime cabinets

  3. Paint cabinets

  4. Change cabinet hardware

  5. Change countertops

  6. Install sink and garbage disposal

  7. Install subway tile backsplash

  8. New flooring in foyer, kitchen, dining room

  9. Remove upper cabinets that divide kitchen & dining area

  10. New range/oven (our last appliance to buy!)

  11. New pantry doors

  12. New light fixtures

  13. Install roman shade in window


Our list of 13 items is down to 5!

5 comments:

Ethan@OneProjectCloser said...

Looks great! And, it's always nice to cross another thing off the list.

Ali said...

What an amazing transformation! The before pictures really help highlight how much hard work you all have done. Love It!

CRICKET said...

How fun to see it come together, it must feel GOOD!

BrookeB said...

looks incredible! what a change!!!

Silky Jess said...

What an amazing job you and Nate have done! The kitchen looks gorgeous. And, by the way, those costumes are great, even five years later. I can't believe it's been that long!