What good is a kitchen without counter tops?
About as good as Dunder Mifflin without Jim Halpert.
We lived without Jim for 2 and a half weeks. It’s a hard life. No one to make you smile. No one to play pranks with. Our beautiful cabinets were a sad sad Pam. Alone.
But not for long.
Our counter tops were ordered through IKEA. They subcontract to a local company in Salt Lake called Aspen Counter Tops. And the way it works is this: they won’t even think about sending out the templater until the cabinets are 100% installed.
Cabinets- NO COUNTERS FOR 2.5 WEEKS. x 2.5
And AFTER the templater has made the template, it takes 2 weeks minimum for them to fabricate it and install it. It’s a horrendous wait… like waiting for Jim and Pam to FINALLY be together. Yeah. I know. It was a rough 4 seasons. But worth it? You tell me.
(This is a temporary microwave, and this is NOT where the real microwave will live when we get it!)
And lest we not forget:
For this reason alone adding the extra footage of counter space was worth it:
If this isn’t an epic love story, then I don’t know what else is.
-Build new fence (in progress)
-Baseboards + board & batten (supplies purchased)
-build new banister (in progress)
Counter top install
-Back splash (supplies purchased… did you weigh in on the opinion-fest on Facebook?)