Post by kerouac2 on Oct 18, 2017 11:40:48 GMT
After years of hesitation, I finally broke down to completely change my kitchen, which has been in decline for about 15 years after a partial (Ikea) renovation at that time.
So, here is the basic look before the work started.
Naturally, I had to remove everything. All appliances were destined for the trash including toaster oven, coffee maker and microwave.
The devastation began on Monday morning.
I was wondering how they were going to get the washing machine down the three flights of stairs since they left only one African worker to take everything out. I fled to my upstairs room for most of the day because the sounds coming from the kitchen were too terrible -- wrenching metal, pounding, breaking. I'm glad I had warned my neighbours, but this was a much louder event than I ever expected. As it turned out, the African ripped the washing machine to piece to be able to carry the rubble out. First he turned it upside down, which must have been the largest crashes that I heard. After taking off the bottom, he somehow removed the 50kg weight that is at the bottom of all washing machines for stability. The whole thing looked like Godzilla had been chewing on it.
At the end of the day, the room was empty.
Oops, the wall got ripped out, too, but not quite through to my bedroom. That was a surprise to them and to me when they tried to get the tiles off the wall.