Tuesday, May 20, 2008

and we have a template

The template makers just took off about 15 minutes ago. There were no issues that came up, no problems. This makes my heart SOAR! I am so thrilled that it is all really coming together and happening as lovely as it is.

I asked the guys if I could take a photo of the template before they removed it to take it back to the shop. You know, because of all my blog readers demanding photos.

So here it is, our template:

The green dot you see on the counter, next to the sink hole, will be where the faucet is installed. The guys looked at me like I was nuts, but I showed them the other two options and informed them since Kev and I always reached with our left hands to turn on the water, to the left of the sink actually makes the most sense for us. This way, I can also set a pot on the counter and fill it without getting the bottom all wet from sitting down in the sink...the really deep sink.

I had hoped to do a long slit cut to the left of the stove, along the wall, for my knives, but one of the guys said that he was nervous it wouldn't be a straight cut because they have to do it here on site, free handing it. So, we are going to play that one by ear and decide on the install day how lucky we are feeling. :) I'm hopeful, but not counting on it.

So with this last step done before installation of the counters done, I am feeling content and happy with everything. Life is good. Simple as that.


Tanya L. Crenshaw said...

The template looks fantastic. You've done a great job preparing everything. The Rooster's ghost is smiling up in tile heaven, I'm sure.

Jill said...

Yippee! success (and without a 6' level). The space looks much bigger already. Very nice drywall work!
Looking forward to phase two!

bronxbt said...

it all looks really really nice. proud of you two so far! i also noticed your outlets are "high," which is good and often overlooked. sometimes appliances with short plugs lay too low when plugged into lower outlets and can easily get caught under a hot surface of a toaster, etc. and become a fire hazard.

looking forward to more pics!

yay for soon-to-be-done'ness!


Jack K. said...

Lookin' good. It will look even better once it is installed and the backsplash is put up too.

The faucet placement is a great idea.

Thanks for keeping us posted.

StarSpry said...

I'm glad it worked out so well :)

Monika said...

I had no idea it's done like that. I do appreciate a picture of this stage, and am looking forward to all the next picture you'll show us. I wish I had the will for renovations, but I don't. My guys are not helpful either. How was the knit night?