Thursday, April 19, 2012

Kitchen Remodel

Back in February Jared sends me this picture while I'm at work. 

I freaked a little but he had a guy who came out and gave us a bid and Jared was ready to do the demolition while he was slow with work.  We're taking out a load bearing wall and this guy wouldn't put in the beam that we want.  He wanted to put something in that hung down 24 inches.  And since then it's been a roller coaster ride.  Jared has done a lot of research on this.  Calculating the slope of the roof and what would hold that weight.  Since we live in a snowy climate  in the winter we have to factor in what a foot of snow weighs on the roof as well.  It hasn't been easy.  He found that the steel beams which will only hang down 12 inches is what we want to do.  But apparently 2 places in Omaha sell these beams but we can't find anyone to install them.  It's so frustrating!  We had another guy come in but he wasn't comfortable with the steal beams so his bid was different from the first guy but the beam would still hang down 18 inches.  If we're spending this kind of money we want to do this right.  But I'm getting inpatient.  Cole is going to be crawling within a month and I don't want the studs from the wall still there when that happens.  It would be a disaster trying to keep him away from that once he's mobile!  We had a 3rd contractor out yesterday and Jared was really impressed with him.  Hopeful that his bid is reasonable and we can move forward soon!

We went and looked at cabinets at Home Depot with Darci last weekend.  Jared gave her all the measurements and she went to town.  Jared started getting a little sticker shock but felt much better after going to see her and seeing everything that was included in the price.  We've got most of it picked out including the facing and the color of the cabinets.  It made me even more anxious to get the beam in and the walls down! 

I'm so ready to have my kitchen done with all the bells and whistles! 

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