Monday, July 30, 2007

It's Finished !

Another thing I've been doing and have not mentioned in my journal is getting bids for a new kitchen floor.  I wanted to go with a company that is right down the street from where I grew up.  The son took over from the dad, the company has been in business for like 45 years.  The son came out and measured but never got back to me with his estimate, even after several follow-up phone calls on my part.  So the other day the TV was on and I heard the advertisement for "Empire Today" flooring, etc.  I gave them a call on Friday, Saturday a salesman came out and measured, gave me a good price and this morning a father-son team showed up to put down the flooring I chose.  It looks like tile but is laminate (snap together) squares.  I understand from all the online research I've done, it's practically indestructible.  My kitchen has only one window over the sink, no ceiling light...just indirect light around the edge of the cupboards so with that dark old avocado green floor it was very gloomy in there.  I believe this new light colored floor will make all the difference in the world.  It's already made a difference in my attitude when I look at it.  I'm waiting for Miss Gabi to wake up and come walking out into the kitchen to see if she notices the difference.

The next thing.....new hardware (just the handles) on my kitchen cupboards. What is there is old and all the finish has worn off.   I've purchased one new handle and have it on one cupboard, but I want to look around at other stores and see what they have before I make my final decision.

Hope everyone is have a marvy Monday !!  Until next time.....Linda

 

17 comments:

pharmolo said...

Enjoy the new floor, hope that Gabi takes to it - she'd better lol

jlocorriere05 said...

The floor looks great Linda. I bet Gabi will notice it although if she's true to cat nature she'll not let on she's seen it! Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/  

sunnyside46 said...

I hope ms gabi is pleased
after all this trouble, I'd hate for you to have to change it!
Marti

jonibooks1991 said...

Linda that looks great, I bet it really brightens up the space.  Good deal!  Joni

randlprysock said...

Oh I love to see remodeling pictures and you are right it really looks just beautiful!  I am always so happy when someone in J Land gets something new and wonderful to make life more pleasant!  Hugs,
Lisa

justplainbill said...

Linda, looks great. We have Empire in the Philly area also and I have heard good things about them and nothing negative. Bill

beckerb6 said...

I am sure you will be happy with that for a long time.
Barbara

mariealicejoan said...

That's a beautiful new floor you have there!  My brother put down laminate throughout his whole house.  He has four growing girls and he has been very happy with the results.  It truly is indestructable!  Have a great Tuesday!
Marie
http://journals.aol.co.uk/mariealicejoan/MariesMuses/

ally123130585918 said...

Linda your new floor looks great ~ "Empire Today" certainly gave you good service finishing the job so quickly ~ Ally x

jeadie05 said...

Your floor is lovely ,what a good job ,We have laminate through our lounge and hall ,it is so easy to keep clean ,and looks good too Im sure you wil be pleased with it ...love Jan xx

sugarsweet056 said...

The new floor looks great! What a change, it's awesome.
Hugs,
Sugar

breakaway1968 said...

Ok I STILL was not getting alerts :(  Man I guess I'm going to have to put you on my bookmarks and come check your journal out that way.  I miss so much!  Anyway...that's a nice tush hehe ;)  thanks for sharing that !  AND your ugly green floor was the EXACT ugly green floor we had in our hallway and bath in our old house!  I hated it with a passion and it came out right away!  I lived with just having plywood for a month lol  It was better then that green floor!  

wwfbison said...

The new floor looks lovely.  I have been after my husband for a new floor for a year now - I am going to go with a light color as well.  You have had a great few days!!!  
Lisa
http://journals.aol.com/wwfbison/life-on-a-bison-farm

yakima127 said...

Looks GREAT!  J

fasttrack58 said...

Very nice!! did Gabi ever notice....
Linda :)

nay0114 said...

Looks good.
Take care, Chrissie

nannuh said...

This is one of those that made me laugh so hard I almost wet my pants.  I remember watching this show with my mom and we would get such a kick out of it.  A couple of the funniest people on that show were  the Grandpa and the guy that played Mr Peepers.  Too bad they don't have shows like it on tv anymore.  Mild by comparison to things we hear and see on the boob-tube these days!!