This afternoon, I signed the documents for a Home Equity Line of Credit to finance Kitchen II: A Contracting Odyssey, which will be staged in a limited (I hope) run at our house this fall. We have an appointment with a kitchen consultant on Saturday to begin the process of picking out cabinets and drawer pulls and countertops and all the other assorted epherma, and it feels good to finally be on the road (after much foot-dragging, hand-wringing, research, and correspondence.)

I’ll most likely be documenting the process here or someplace close by (I’ve been toying with the idea of another sub-weblog on this site with updated information on the house renovation progress, but that would take time that I don’t currently have to set up.) from start to finish.

Date posted: August 25, 2005 | Filed under house | 9 Comments »

9 Responses to Allah Be Praised.

  1. tbtine says:

    you say epherma, I say ephemera.

  2. Linda says:

    This is a fun site for playing at kitchen design.

    I hope to be able to say I know some one who owns this stove.

  3. the idiot says:

    Jen and I have seen those stoves up close, and I gotta say, they look kinda cool, but they’re tiny little things-you’d be able to cook the shit out of a cornish game hen or two, but SOL when it came time to roast the Thanksgiving day bird. It has a lot of little ovens, but there’s no big oven in there.

  4. Linda says:

    If you can tolerate her accent, Paula Deen uses a new cast-iron range on her show. It’s a new American model (as opposed to the British site I posted), plenty big enough for whatever. Looks to be standard size.

    She installed a smaller version on All Star Kitchen Makeover recently. It literally took the crew all damn day to assemble and install it, since it was too damn heavy to unload any way but one piece at a time. I reckon even the smaller ranges run in the several thousands.

  5. the idiot says:

    Yeah, the one Jen and I saw (I think the exact model as the one on the page you linked to) looked like it was about a half a ton. It was also $6,000. For $6,000, I’d expect a range that cooks food, washes the dishes, raises my children, and cures cancer.

    I think we’re going to be spending considerably less on a range than that. I’d rather sink that money into quality (read: non-MDF) cabinets.

    BTW our neighbors have a Viking that’s about the size of my Jeep. It’s nice—but I wouldn’t spend $6,000 on one.

  6. ren says:

    YAY, so excited for you! New kitchen gadgets for Christmas, all around! I’m signing my own loan documents on Monday, from the sounds of things…hello new furnace and central air, and I’m replacing my stove too…

  7. tbtine says:

    um…that stove we saw wasn’t $6K, it was $30K.


  8. Linda says:

    Think you’ll keep your tile backsplash?

  9. the idiot says:

    Nope. I think that’s leaving, unfortunately. Nice color; maybe it will make a return appearance somewhere somehow, but that particular tile comes O-U-T.

    Of course, I have no idea at this point what the color(s) will be. It depends on the floor/cabinet colors.