All the components to make my kitchen fully functional are in place, there are, however, still some unresolved issues with the kitchen cabinets. The owner of the kitchen design company I ordered the cabinets from said he will get the issues resolved and I was hoping all will be well by now, but I am still waiting.
Actually the owner of the cabinet manufacturing company had personally assured me that all will be taken care of by him, still waiting.
May be I will get a phone call sometime this week?????
While waiting, thought I would post some photos of my brand new kitchen:
The owner of the kitchen design center decided to install the countertop with the sink cut out in one piece. When my contractor heard the news, he was not a happy person, his worry was that the installers were going to ruin his beautifully painted walls especially since I has specified that I do not want caulking at the end where the countertop meets the wall. “Do you know how precise they have to be?” says the contractor.
The countertop was installed in one piece as planned. Took 3 people to get the job done, very, very slowly and carefully, when the mission was accomplished the 3 guys were beaming ear to ear (obviously very pleased with themselves, there was less than a ½ inch nick by the door that was hardly noticeable). Perfect fit and NO seam, beautiful.
This “L” shape countertop was also installed in one piece and again there is no caulking along the walls.
The cabinets on the other side of the “L” shape countertop. These are wall cabinets used as base cabinets. The correct depth for all (well most) of my small kitchen appliances.
The countertop has a 12 inch overhang where I can sit and eat or work. Need to get 2 more bar stools.
The kitchen floor looks like wood but is actually vinyl and very easy to maintain.
Can you believe I received a Thank You card from the company, Foster Flooring of Hyde Park, NY, that installed the floor telling me it was a pleasure serving me and thanking me for my business! This is a first and I surely appreciate the gesture.
Have you ever received a thank you card from a company thanking you for your business?
I would highly recommend this company. Did an excellent job with the floor installation, was very clean and neat, but most importantly efficient and on time as promised.
The convection feature of my brand new stove, an Electrolux, is very noisy, so noisy I get a headache when in use. Not loving it. Service person will be coming on the 28th to check it out.
The dishwasher, an Asko, on the other hand is very quiet so is the exhaust fan, a Broan, at low and medium speed. Loving both.
Can you imagine having a dishwasher and an exhaust fan that is quieter than the oven’s convection feature? My previous oven also had convection feature, you could hear the fan but was not objectionable.
The fridge, a Fisher & Paykel, is very well design, easy to clean both inside and out. Loving it.
The task at hand now is to get all the cabinets and drawers organized and remember where things are in this new arrangement.
Also would like to get my art works onto the walls, but they are not talking to me so I must wait. More waiting. Story of my life, sigh!
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It was probably designed by a nerd who had too many gadgets with various size plugs and the strip surge protector just did not serve the purpose, that surely frustrated him/her.
He/she must be thinking: “How cool would it be to have a surge protector where the outlets rotate to accommodate any size plugs!” That was the “aha” moment when this surge protector was born. Was that what actually happened, don’t know, I made this up.
The green light on the Surge Protector indicates it is plugged into a grounded outlet.
The blue light indicates everything is protected. If the blue light goes out it means the surge protector has absorbed a surge and needs to be replaced.
There is also a 2-outlet unit available where the prongs can be folded for easy travel.
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