Today begins Week 3. In my experience, the rough-ins period is the toughest for the homeowner in any kitchen renovation. With parts of walls and ceilings down everywhere we turn, the rough-ins for plumbing, gas, and electrical have been underway since last week, and we’ve been living with holes and plaster dust everywhere. This is the phase when the excitement of finally getting your project underway has worn off, and you just can’t escape the fact that you’re living in a construction zone.
While the temporary kitchen has been a lifesaver and we’ve been able to cook meals in the instant pot or on the hot plate, the temporary cooking zone is in fact the location of the future dining room, so construction is happening here too, above our heads.
While we were at work, the electrician punched holes in the ceiling to pull lines for the dining table pendant and the light over the dining sideboard and there’s a film of plaster dust on all our plates, cups, and bowls as well as our small appliances that sit on the countertop.
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