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Here is a time and picture description of our kitchen reno.

We start off by purchasing a kitchen faucet (I blame Kenny)

It was a lovely Delta faucet and our old one was a mess. Kenny found a great deal an dared to bring it home. Since it was such a nice faucet and the kitchen was so ugly we were "forced" to take a trip to Rona.

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Patch what was left. . .    
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I hear you asking, Where did the kitchen go?
Well. . . to the office of course
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    Back to work now
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And here is the sitting room full of kitchen.
Now comes the time to get to work and get everything ready to get that lovely kitchen into the kitchen.
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Kenny got to work on the plumbing. Although we had a short opportunity the photographer thought better of taking the "plumber" picture.

I really thought that such a picture could cost me "dearly".

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It was getting late and we needed water so Kenny devised this plan to hold the sink until the new cabinet goes in.

How brilliant!

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Temporary sink plan
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Success!

and time for bed

Sunday, time to paint.    
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We started to measure the first cabinets but ran into a question or two that caused us to stop until we can ask someone who knows "stuff"

Ah well that is it until at least Tuesday when we can get info from RONA.

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I guess this means we will have to take Thanksgiving off

Not such a bad idea after all.

Here we are back again. After some added information Kenny was back at it and our kitchen is beginning to take on a little more shape.    
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There it is . . . .

The very first cabinet intalled and reay to go.

 

On to the "scary" sink cabinet next.

 
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Not so scary says Kenny. It is in, it is dry it is PERFECT.

I never doubted you Kenny!

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 And now dismantle the temporary sink holder

As you can see Kenny only trusts me with demolition work, smart guy that Kenny.

 

Now moving right along there are suddenly four cabinets and one entire side of the room is installed.

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 S_2006-10-17-09 Kitchen.jpg The kitchen with all of the lower cabinets in place.    
  Here we go with the upper cabinets this weekend
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There seems to be no shortage of supervision as Kenny (lonely worker) slugs away.

Not to excuse myself, I of course was playing photo journalist while Kenny was the only worker.

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This is not really true. Mary has been a terrific friend and the hardest worker at this project but these particular pictures seem to show Kenny working and the rest of us watching so I thought I would put them in here for fun.
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Mary was back again to help and Steve & Leeanne came along to help with the kitchen.    
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Mary, Monica and Leeanne got into the production of the sliding shelves for the cabinets.  
 

Break time for Steve
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Steve can hold up the cupboard and watch football at the same time. How gifted!
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Well done boys!

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Now we get to put in the runners for those shelves we put together so well.
This is a big step. The giant, long counter top    
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      11+ feet of counter top ready
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Now Kenny will take care of the scary part....    S_2006-10-29-50 Kitchen.JPG
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Cutting the hole for the sink. We only get one shot at this one so beeeeeeee careful Kenny!
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Perfect cut Kenny!
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Now for the plumbing and finishing up the sink    
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 S_2006-10-29-73 Kitchen.jpg  S_2006-10-29-74 Kitchen.jpg And now here we are. Almost there. One more side, some handles and the microwave left to do .
And now for a little more counter and some handles. . .    
     
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First let's add a few handles

Kenny and his nice big drill starts.

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  Good going. Kenny will add the last of the 2 counters to get us close to finished.  
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Nice Going!
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Time for handles on the cabinets and drawers
   
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Measure three times then. . .
 

Drill for handles.
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Now Monica gets to play with the new toy drill.
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Kenny put in all of these cabinets so he gets to put in the very last handle.
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Thanks Kenny!
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The kitchen is really shaping up now
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Ray came over to finish up some of the elecrical for the microwave and stuff.

This meant a little temporary messing up of Dad's place
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Now, I have been waiting for this!

Our new microwave.

Steve and Ken were too fast at getting this in so I missed the constructing pictures so just got Kenny cooking up a well earned dinner.

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 Wow. We are just ticking along now.

There is still a little more to come so stay tuned.