Küche&Türen16 Apr 2009 09:27 pm

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Kimberly bought 3 new bar stools for the kitchen that weren’t only the perfect color and adjustable but they were also very affordable.  Now we can finally eat breakfast in the kitchen.


Here are some more pictures of the front door and the new door handle.  Much better!!

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Elektro&Innenausbau&Küche26 Mar 2009 11:23 pm

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Notice anything?


How about now?


Yep, you’re seeing things correctly, today as Kimberly arrived at the house the electrician was standing in the kitchen checking the switches and  plugs.  He had hooked up our electricity and now we have light in the house.  Well, that is we will have light in the house as soon as we get some light bulbs to hang in the rooms.  We chose light sensors in the mudroom and the hallways so you never have to flip the switch when you come in.

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We also have our very own door bell that really goes ding dong.

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Water should be in our house soon but until then it was nice to see there was also a water meter hooked up and ready to go.  Now to wait for the waste pipes to be connected.


Hausanschlüsse&Heizung&Küche24 Mar 2009 10:23 pm

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Eventhough Kimberly was at the house again today, Martin’s cell phone rang off the hook from 8 am to 1 pm every 10 minutes.  Here are just a few of the conversations:

e-on: “You do know that the hole that was drilled for electricity is wrong, don’t you?”
Electrician: “Are you hooked up yet, we’d really like to come by and get things finished.”
Digger boys: “What should we do with the extra hole we drilled in the wall?  You now have one too many.”
Telekom: “e-on just informed me that you also want telephone but we need a signature, are you at the house now?”

That’s pretty much how it sounded the entire day.  The hole in the wall will be temporarily filled for later use and the other holes are ready to be filled with utilities.

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The water connection was found in the driveway and brought into the house even though we had a bit of a hail storm at that point of the day.

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The sewer pipes have also been connected.

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It looks like the heating guy is standing around not quite sure what to do but in reality he’s fixing the broken heating pipe.

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The only one who didn’t let anything bother him was the kitchen guy, Kai.  He just kept putting the kitchen together and it sure was fun to watch.

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It was not just fun to watch but also impressive, Martin would have taken 2 weeks to finish what he managed in just 2 days.  We love our new kitchen.

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Oh and of course our youngest cook had to get cooking on the new duck pots at our new stove.  Now if we just had electricity it would be complete.


Hausanschlüsse&Heizung&Küche23 Mar 2009 09:21 pm

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Today was finally the day.  While the kitchen pieces were being caried into the house, the men began making room for electricity and water to flow into the house.

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It all started out so well and then the problems happened.  Kai, the kitchen guy, couldn’t continue puting in the kitchen because the hole for the kitchen fan hadn’t been drilled and according to the workers should have been done before the outside of the house was finished.  Why do they always say that??  Now, that should have been done long ago!  In the end the boys took chisles and made the hole manually which worked out well.  Of course, this forced Kai to first put things on in the completely wrong order but there wasn’t much he could do until the boys were done making a mess in the kitchen.  By the end of the day all of the doors had handles and a few things were prepped for tomorrow.

Unfortunately, the digger boys were working according to plan which meant they should dig right where our collectors are along the side of the house.  As you can imagine they broke a collector and the heating people rushed out to fix the problem.  The heater would be out for the next 2 days but Kimberly was just hoping everything would be in working order soon enough and then stay that way.  After that fiasko they did manage to dig a way for the water pipes and the sewer pipes on the opposite side out of the house.

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The digger and drilling boys wanted to drill a few more holes in the house so we could have water, electricity, telephone and sewer so they headed to the basement to do it.  Kimberly was in the house today just to watch the kitchen being installed and to answer any questions that may arise but soon was asked where to drill the holes for the utilities.  Decisions were made and 4 holes were drilled.  We’ll see if it all works out.


Kimberly stayed safely in the kitchen where Kai stayed calm and collected and slowly put things in a better perspective.  He was great!!!

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Küche05 Apr 2008 05:12 pm

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Ok, so we’ve been to three kitchen studios in our search for the perfect kitchen and, as is so often the case, the first one was the best. Küche & Co in the Bismarckstr right around the corner from us proved to be the friendliest and most helpful of all. We were lucky to grab the owner of the store and here is the result of all our hard work. The colors aren’t quite right, our cabinets are more a vanilla or cream, but in general this is what it should look like.


Küche26 Mar 2008 09:22 am

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The doors, tiles and sinks have been chosen. This appointment alone took about 5 hours!! We’ve also visited 2 kitchen studios (1 more this week) and have pretty much decided which cabinets, counter tops and pulls we like.



Who knew all these decisions would take so much time and would cost so much but it sure is fun!