Seven weeks have passed since our kitchen remodeling job started. It’s been a slow go, but I’m hopeful things will start going a bit faster next week.
Of course, I was hopeful the job would pick up speed after the drywall went up and was then finished during weeks five and six. But things came to a screeching halt once again. Although our contractor and his assistant did an excellent job of hanging the drywall, the drywall finishers did a, shall we say, less than stellar job. In fact, the drywall was so badly finished, that our contractor had to hire another finisher to basically redo the entire kitchen and breakfast nook.
Every single wall and corner, every single archway, and both ceilings were refinished by Armando, who is extremely skilled and definitely a drywall finishing artist. He undoubtedly takes pride in his work, and his skill is apparent. Refinishing the drywall added another three days to the project, but it’s worth it to end up with the superior results Armando provided.
Here are some before and after pictures that might give you some idea of just how bad the drywall was finished the first time, and just how great a job Armando did fixing it. Two caveats: I’m not a good photographer, so the pictures aren’t very good, and the before pictures were taken after the first coat of paint, while the after pictures were all taken before repainting.
Monday is priming, Tuesday is painting, and Wednesday and Thursday will be floor tile. And maybe cabinets will go in on Friday. Let’s keep our fingers crossed. 🙂