Monday, April 6, 2020

Kitchen Remodel: Quarantine Style

Thanks to the COVID-19 stay-at-home situation, my kitchen remodel has taken on a somewhat different style than originally planned.

Instead of standard granite countertops, I have a custom set of boards and plywood topped with shelf liner. Truly unique! No one else has countertops like mine.


My cabinets and drawers don't have pulls to open them. With this stay-closed feature, they are guaranteed to remain tidy. Well, more accurately, they're guaranteed to remain empty.



Instead of a stainless steel double-bowl sink, I have a plastic utility sink. With its slender legs and built-in scrub board, it's elegant enough for the finest basement or laundry room. It has a quick disconnect feature as well; one little bump to the sink, and the plastic drain assembly falls apart.



The sink provides cold water only. Hot water is at hand, though, thanks to the shiny kettle with an LED-illuminated on/off lever. It's very user-friendly; simply tilt, and hot water is dispensed through the spout. 

But wait! There's more! The kitchen has additional fabulous features...

Electric cooktop! It has high, medium and low heat settings, allowing me to burn, overcook, or give up on my food.


Pantry! It's ideally suited to the latest stay-at-home lifestyle, with ample storage for shelf-stable foods. Built-in wheel technology allows it to roll in not one, but two directions!


Dishwasher! It's very energy efficient, using no electricity at all. It has several settings, from a gentle wash with Swish and Rinse to a thorough scrubbing with I Hate Washing Dishes.

18 comments:

  1. This made me laugh out loud on a rough day. Thank you!

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  2. What crappy timing! Glad you're able to maintain a sense of humor about the situation.

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    1. It was crappy timing. But with the world as we know it crashing down around us, nobody (including me) needs to hear me complain about my kitchen remodel. Might as well have a laugh about it. :)

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  3. I'm new to this page and this has brightened up my day, I relate about the dishes, we all need some humour in these times.

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  4. Aw, poo! That truly stinks, but I love that you're going with the flow!

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    1. I had a couple of bad years. I'm trying to stay positive and make the best of 2020. Even if it means washing dishes. ;)

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  5. So elegant! So majestic! Your kitchen remodel looks great!

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    1. Several home decor sites are begging to feature it. ;)

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  6. I like ALL those features! Truly one of your very best!!! lol

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    1. I don't like to brag... but it is super awesome. ;)

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  7. You know, even unfinished, it's kinda cute!

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    1. Thanks! I think I'm going to love the finished room.

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  8. A kitchen fit for a classy euro chef. Excellent job.

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  9. Wow another person with single electric stove! I thought I was the only one! I'm honestly never going back to gas stoves.

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    1. I've never had a gas stove. I like the easy cleanup of the glass top. :)

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