Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Kitchen Remodel Part 2

Many of you are completely unaware of this next topic.  It is certainly a bit of a “sore spot” and we don’t talk about it much.  But now it’s time to let everyone know…

You see – we had a bit of difficulty with our new kitchen.  The cabinets are still beautiful, the appliances are still shiny and new, the layout is perfect (how did we live with the old kitchen for so long?).  It’s all still beautiful!  Except…

We started this whole kitchen remodel earlier than we originally anticipated.  The tile in the old kitchen was starting to crack pretty bad (which is why we didn’t buy “cheap” tile for the new kitchen) and we knew we were going to have to do something quickly.  And instead of replacing the floor and then turning around in a year or two and replacing it again when we remodel – we decided to do it all at once.

So the whole premise behind remodeling the kitchen is that the old tile was cracking and starting to come up.

Imagine our disappointment when our BRAND NEW tile was already coming loose!  AAARRRGH!!!

The folks at Exact Tile in Knoxville have been wonderful!  If you remember – that’s who we purchased the tile from, but we had our GC lay the tile instead of having Zak and Marnie at Exact Tile do it.  Lesson learned!  If you want tile – let the tile people do the installation!  And if you live in Knoxville, I highly recommend Exact Tile – Marnie, Zak, and Jenny are absolutely great!

So the work began today.  Our brand new tile (only been on the floor for around 4 months) is being ripped up as I type this.  They are about 3/4 of the way finished, and they were able to lift up about 6 tiles in whole pieces (just to let you know how well they were attached).

It will ~hopefully~ only take a few days to get it all done.  Better to do it now than wait until the baby arrives…



Part 2 – The Saga Continues.  And Izzy’s exact thought is…

Didn’t we just finish all of this?”

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