If all goes well, by the time you read this, the dishwasher installation will have started. This morning, the guy who’s helping Vince with the installation is coming and the guy who’s going to build the new dining room cabinet is coming.
The cabinet on the left (not the one under the sink) is 22″. They need a 24″ cabinet for the dishwasher. The drawers on the right are 33″ so, both of those sections come out. Just my luck, they’re saving the countertop! 🙁
They’re going to make a little cookie sheet type cabinet (probably about 10″) with a narrow drawer on the left. That will give me some extra room room so I’m not scrunched up against the cabinets under the sink while loading/unloading the dishwasher. Then taking out the 24″ for the dishwasher, they will cut the drawers down to 21″ and that will still be fine.
The cabinet maker is going to build about 10″ of upper and lower cabinets in the dining room, which is right off the kitchen. The bottom cabinets will be a bit deeper than normal cabinets and there will be solid surface countertop on that area so I can roll pie crusts, knead bread, and probably do most of my real work in there. There will be electric plugs added so I can have the crockpot in there and anything else I want to plug in. So, I’m giving up 24″ of lower cabinet and gaining 10′ of upper and lower cabinets. Not a bad deal, huh?
What I had to do was clean out all the drawers and the cabinet. It wasn’t too bad . . the cabinet had the waffle maker and the juicer on one shelf and the steamer and blender on the other. They’re now in the master bedroom. Hurry up Mr. Cabinet Maker and get that cabinet built! 🙂
Because they have to hook into this plumbing, I had to clean out under the sink. It does not matter what size or how many cabinets I have, they’re all going to be overflowing. At least I found my Swiffer Duster handles . . all 8 of them! Who would have stuck them under the sink? Why did I have 4 half full bottles of Murphy’s Oil Soap? I used that on the wood floors in MO but I don’t use it here.
Everything from under the kitchen sink is in a Rubbermaid tote on the porch.
I had a drainboard but I didn’t like it so there’s always a soggy, wet dish towel with dishes sitting on my countertop . . my precious little countertop.
I hope that’s gone for good and I hope this section of my countertop always looks like this:
Don’t ask me why there’s one egg sitting on my sink! I don’t have a clue. And you’ll notice, I still had a sink full of dirty dishes when that picture was taken. Those days are coming to an end!