Friday, March 13, 2009


Well, I was wrong. I was wrong on two accounts: 1) I did have to purchase a new appliance, since the dishwasher was beyond repair; 2) I went over my budget (thanks in part to the dishwasher), by about 25%, or $500.
I guess in the grand scheme of things, $2,500 to redo a kitchen, dining room, laundry room and hallway is still a pretty good deal. It's just not as low as I thought.

Oh -- and to make matters worse, we will have to redo the floors, which I thought we would not have to do. It's ok, really, since we have decided on hardwood floors, which should NEVER have to be relaid. They may one day have to be refinished, but not replaced. 

It keeps getting worse since the reason we have to redo the flooring is because we have to redo the guest/kids' bathroom, which has done some damage to the floor and it joins the dining room. We didn't notice it originally because the spot it damaged was under the china cabinet. It was on our "to-do" list, anyways, just not before we went on vacation! 

C'est la vie!


Anonymous said...

Stop teasing us and show us what you did LOL I can't wait to see! And I think you did great with the budget, I'm sure I would spend much more for that many rooms LOL :)

Anonymous said...

That really is a great price for all that remodeling!

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Hey there,
Did you just say a new dishwasher?
EGADS... it's an epedemic!
Two nights ago, I turned ours on, and next morning the floor was all wet. :( grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
I'm washing dishes by hand til we figure out what to do. AS I've been doing this I realized how LONG it's been since I've been without a dishwasher. Don't tell myguy but I kinda enjoy WASHIN DISHES thee ole fashion way.... SO LONG AS IT'S NOT THANKSGIVING! LOL
I'm anxious to see your pics! Bet it all looks fabulous!