I am quite impressed at the amount of work the boys from VimaDesign have managed to get done in just two weeks. By the middle of week two the cabinets were installed and ready for the appliances to arrive.
By the end of the week the appliances were installed and we could actually start using the kitchen again with a full complement of appliances. Way better than living on what could be microwaved or barbecued and eating it in the dining room surrounded by boxes.
Still left to do is the final adjustment of the cabinets as well as some finishing touches and of course the countertop. That will take a couple of weeks so in the meantime we have a temporary plywood countertop.
The technician from Granit Plus arrived at the end of the week to measure for the countertop and there was no measuring tape. Instead, he arrived with a hight tech gadget called a FARO Digital Template and a laptop. It looks much like one of those robots you see on modern assembly lines but instead of building things the tech uses it to create a precision template for the countertop.
The FARO and the software costs as much as a small car but I guess it doesn’t have to prevent the scrapping of too many $5000 slabs of granite due to bad measurements to pay for it.
I am pleased with the progress so far but that is not to say everything is perfect..this is not a fairy tale after all. There were issues with two of the appliances that required service calls and we selected a new type of tile the installer had never seen. It seems to require more washing than usual to avoid Grout haze. It was installed with the normal wash so, today they were trying out different chemicals to remove the ugly haze. They seem to have come up with a solution that works so it will be fixed.