So renovations aren’t easy.
A kitchen renovation is no different.
It doesn’t always go smoothly.
Things always cost more then you expected.
Mistakes can be made that can be stressful and expensive.
And then there are some things that are simply beyond your control.
I’ve heard all these things a million times.
We have even lived through several mini renovations and one major one before and know some of this to be true from experience.
But you just never quite know or can expect what exactly it is that will go wrong this time.
You don’t know that this will be the time that you arrive home to see the new windows that your contractor has just finished framing in and installing and you realize that they are too small.
Too short. Not the size you thought you ordered.
And that they weren’t supposed to be openers. Just solid glass.
Then you learn it will be three weeks until the new ones arrive.
But much worse is when you call to schedule your countertop installers for templating your new quartz countertops.
Countertops that you have already paid the deposit on. Half the total.
And after multiple phone calls attempting to reach this well established and highly recommended company you discover that they have gone belly up.
And taken your deposit money along with them.
But just like in show-biz; the reno must go on.
The walls are dry-walled and primed and painted and ready for the cabinet install.
And all the cabinets waiting in the garage for the one day soon that they will grace our newly prepared kitchen.
I guess the hope is that in the end, all of this stress and added expense will be worth it.
That the kitchen will live up to all our hopes.
And when I worry about these mistakes I need to remind myself that these are really just #firstworldproblems.
Things could always be worse.
And what you we do have is already an enormous blessing.
No one ever said life was without hiccups.
And a kitchen renovation is just the same.
Thanks for reading. And remember my housie friends, HOME isn’t built in a day. Enjoy the journey.