This year she decided she wanted new cabinets and a new countertop. While trying to keep the cost down, Nicole experimented with a couple of things this year. First she tried building her own cabinets to see if that was worthwhile. She made a work cabinet for her workshop but found it too difficult to get the right kind of wood here.
Here is the cabinet she made. Yes she is pretty handy. Wonder who she takes after:)
Next she tried painting her original cabinets. She painted a couple and it did not look good at all.
At that point Mike and I told her we would help her with the remodel if she ordered something she liked. Well Nicole was all about that and now we are in the process of helping her.
This is Nicole's kitchen before:
She found a company online to order her cabinets from. They sent her a sample of the door with her color and style before she placed her whole order. This is her sample door…nice:)
Next up, Nicole took all of her kitchen measurements and placed the order.
On July 2 we went to the store to wait for the delivery of Nicole's 18 cabinets. Unfortunately the freight truck broke down and never made it to the store. So we went there the next day and the truck made it:)
We got it all unloaded and loaded on to our trailer. Unloading at Nicole's house with AJ's help:
Nicole has been preparing for this and has been taking her old cabinet doors off and emptying as many things as she can.
While we are there Mike decides to get the top cabinet down next to her refrigerator:
Since this is a doublewide, we have no idea what issues we may run into. Nicole and I hold the cabinet box up while Mike unscrews:
Whew…that went well. Nicole and I carry it out in one piece.
One part is down and that was an easy one. Let's hope the rest of the kitchen goes as well:)
and we leave Nicole with her work. She has 18 cabinets to start putting together:
Mike and I have done a lot of remodels together but this one is slightly different. One it is a doublewide and who knows how it was put together and two we are not demolishing any walls so we have to be careful.
We told Nicole that with her help the kitchen demo and remodel part will take 3-5 days. I told her to get some paper plates and to set up a temp kitchen. She said she won't need that because it will only take one day. Then I told her…I don't want her to kill her father, lol. Usually we demo an entire kitchen and then put it back together. With no problems this would take Mike and I about 3-4 days. We will see how long it takes in the following stories.
I will write again next week with our first real work day:)