We are in full “sledgehammer” swing here! It’s ORC week two Demo and we have made some serious progress. Definitely gonna get uglier – we are just beginning the demo!
Have you ever had a favorite shirt? It’s worn and comfortable, it’s the first thing you want to throw on after a long day and no matter what anyone says… you will never ever let it go. Well, that doesn’t apply to outdoor spaces. This week the worn and uncomfortable has got to go! It’s ORC week two demo time!
Here’s the Week two Demo details:
My list is growing, y’all. So much so that I had to separate out the projects that are DIYs and those that are better left to the experts!
The “L” section of the outdoor kitchen is GONE! Pile of rubble, baby! The space instantly looks bigger, even with a pile of cinder blocks in the middle and grill parts stacked. Seeing how it opened up the room made me feel more comfortable with the design plan.
The grill… as we took apart the grill we noticed the burners began to crumble, yikes!
Originally we thought they were failing due to blockage. Sigh, nope.
Just replace them, right?!? WRONG. Kitchenaid has made the decision to discontinue this model. My 4ft grill just became obsolete.
Talk about a kick in the pants moment. A quest began and it is not going to be easy but it looks like we may have found replacement parts. Yes, I said parts… dismantling the grill began the proverbial domino effect.
Granite and backsplash tile decisions were made. I am going with a long subway tile in taupe and the granite color is Aspen White.
We went with prefab counters to save coinage. Eventually, we will replace the interior kitchen counters and will save the slab expense for that project.
By the way, this was about the size of the sample granite… I’ve got high hopes it is the right one!
The condiment center sink is on the way out and next week you will see the beautiful farmhouse stainless steel sink I ordered!… I hope.
I am knee-deep in the fabric around here, I have been wanting to change the outdoor cushions for a long time and actually bought the outdoor fabric last year. One bottom cushion left to sew and ALL of the back cushions to create. After, looking at replacement costs… it just made sense (dollars and cents) to sew new covers but it is time-consuming.
By the time you read this post, the demo will have begun in the pool!
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I was able to make a Home Goods run and it did not disappoint! Look what “jumped” into my basket. I promised them a good home and a makeover – they went for it. HA!
I have been perusing my fellow challengers’ rooms over at www.oneroomchallenge.com and the designs are awesome! Please go check out all the inspiration!
Catch up Here for Week 1