Our family wanted to rearrange the kitchen so that the back door was facing the other way out into the garden, and therefore having room to put in a new sink area.
I felt like it was a waste of money at the time, with it going to cost about $2,500. My dad and uncle assembled a team of builders who soon got to work, tearing down plaster and brick in preparation for the new door, whilst removing the old door and inserting both brick and a new window.
As this was happening, I was starting to warm to the idea of having a shiny new (much bigger) sink, so that it was easy to do the dishes, and have an adequate place to dry them on new granite countertops.
Once the work was completed, and the cement had dried, finishing touches added, I remember feeling very happy that my family had undertaken the work, with the benefits far outweighing the cost of the procedure, my one and only worry before work began.
The work was extremely high quality, and the new back door was in a far more suitable position also, providing even easier access to the bins around the rear of the property.
But my favorite part of the remodel are the new countertops. It’s a beautiful uba tuba granite with wonderful dark browns with lighter brown veining. We considered the less expensive Formica that would mimic uba tube but decided on natural stone. We’re so glad we did because it’s absolutely stunning!
Of course we couldn’t fabricate the stone ourselves so we had to hire a subcontractor local that worked in our slightly secluded Texas neighborhood. We live in a very rural area and the closest city to us is Austin, TX. We were lucky enough to find a company that would come out that far and help us.
With my family being experienced in remodeling aspects of our home in attempt to increase the value of the house, I was never in doubt that the work would be top quality and highly functional.
We have, in the past, erected a brick shed with electricity (possibly our most daring endeavor), rewired the house to incorporate both Ethernet and USB hubs with every socket, as well as dimming lights and ceiling fans, moving the boiler from the bathroom to the back bedroom, and finally modernizing the bathroom.
All of these endeavors have either increased quality of life in our home, or ironed out any problems which could hinder the retail price of our home.