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Re: kitchen & anemone


Well, Kitty, I think you got a real deal there, even if Craig was an
idiot about manufacture and installation.  I only wish my kitchen
looked so tidy!  Lordy!  Looks like your cabinets are oak and given
that no more doors fall out, they should last you forever.  Mine are
oak and working on 30 years;-)

Lovely anemone, too.

Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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> From: Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> OK, by now most of you probably think I got really taken by Craig
the
> Cabinet guy and that my kitchen is a wreck falling apart at the
seems.  So I
> have posted pictures if you care to see them.  It's not as bad as
I've been
> making it sound.  (With the kitchen photos I've included a photo of
Anemone
> 'Bodnant Burgundy')
> 
> For the grand total of $4800, Craig:
> 
> Removed old overhead light and installed new
> Removed all old cabinetry and installed about half of it in my
garage
> Installed all new custom made cabinets
> Installed new custom made free standing cabinets where there had
previously
> been empty space.
> Installed new kitchen counter with same material between upper and
lower
> cabinets
> Installed new dishwasher
> Replaced door to laundry room
> Replaced all floor molding and door molding
> Installed 'hocky-puck' under cabinet lighting
> Rewired the telephone to new location
> Replaced oven hood
> 
> I did the wallpapering and bought the dishwasher and overhead
light, but
> Craig purchased and did the rest.  The cabinets were made in his
shop
> because all the weird sizing in my kitchen made standard cabinets
not
> possible.
> 
> http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/kmrsy/album?.dir=/8da6
> 
> Maybe a do-it-yourselfer could have done it for less, but I'm not
that
> talented.  I'm pretty darned sure that a more reputable craftsman
would have
> charged me a lot more for this kitchen, but that's all I could
afford.  So
> it may not be perfect, but I'm reasonably satisfied.
> 
> Kitty

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