Here are a few photos, and an update on the remodelling project. The granite worktop is now fitted, and it looks splendid with the cupboards. The colour is a medium-light grey with sparse bits of swirled light grey throughout, like breezy clouds floating through it. And it’s warm-ish to the touch, which I find interesting because my previous worktop was a stone composite and was always ice-cold.
And how about these spice racks?! I filled them up right away. I’m not allowed to fill the lower cabinets or the dresser until the cabinetmaker returns on Friday to tighten everything up and make last minute adjustments.
Today Steve-the-electrician returned to connect up the oven, the microwave and the cooker hood. He also connected the pop-up sockets, but he has to returned tomorrow to finish working on the under-cabinet lightening (which is LED). The plumber and Corgi gas man (same person: Donald) comes tomorrow to restore running water to the kitchen, connect up the Quooker tap, connect up the gas hob, then drain the heating system so he can install a new heating pump, and rebalance all of the radiators.
Then Andy and Steve#2 removed the stair rail and spindles, and started replacing the old dark-painted pine ones with an oiled oak rail and spindles. At the moment, all the bits are held with glue and propped into place with wood. A bit of care is needed so we don’t walk into them and knock ourselves out! Tomorrow the rail and spindles will be screwed into place.
There was one same problem today. Steve-the-electrician put a scratch into my new cupboard, but Andy asked the cabinet manufacturer (Paula Rosa) for a pot of paint to match the door, and he assures me that I’ll never see that this ever happened. I trust him.
We’re apt to have no heating for a few days (will the system is drained and rebalanced) tomorrow, so here’s to fingers crossed that our wintery weather is behind us for a while!