Sunday, April 7, 2013

Will This Ever End

Let me start this blog with a disclaimer.  I know that remodeling my kitchen is an amazing and exciting opportunity. I am very lucky and happy to have the means to not only remodel my kitchen, but do it exactly as I would like...

And with that, let the complaining begin!

So many details.
So many decisions.
So many trips to various places to look at and insane number of things.
So very very many words!

Yesterday, I went to look at sinks and faucets. After waiting 20 or so minutes for the sales associates to work with other indecisive folks, it was my turn. I think people who work in overly priced home showrooms are all of the same cloth. Maybe it's the clientele they work with (people who have the time and desire to pour over every detail). Anyhow, as the sink/faucet guy was talking to me, all I could think was 'HOW CAN THERE BE SO MANY WORDS TO SAY ABOUT A SINK'. And after 15 or 20 minutes when we still hadn't considered all the details we needed to consider and as we rehashed some details I thought we had finished with, all I could think was 'we haven't even started with faucets, I will be here for the rest of my life'. And secondly, 'isn't it time for a nap'?

It's a sink. Essentially it's a A rectangular piece of something (probably stainless steel) that will spend its life filled with dirty dishes. How many decisions can there be to make about a sink? And, even more importantly, if you have to think so hard about a sink, how much will you have think about the truly complicated things?

I may never actually have a new kitchen, instead just an insane number of squandered hours!

Is there any F&&^^%%#*ing difference?

Sigh, okay, I'm off to look at more sinks, faucets, refrigerators and dishwashers!


hvk said...

go for the undermounted style! it is so nice to be able to wipe counter top crumbs right into the sink. we completly gutted and remodeled our kitchen in a few weeks right before we moved into this house- let me know if you have any questions!

Anonymous said...

Definitely go with the under-mounted sink! See? Sinks can be exciting! I’m pretty sure if Otto could talk, he’d agree. And before we all nod-off reading this, go with stainless steel. It’s cheaper and easier to keep clean. When do we get to talk countertops?

To Blog or Not to Blog said...

There will be no talking counter tops! Counter tops are not an issue or a consideration! I know exactly what I want!