by, 07-07-2010 at 01:19 PM (448 Views)
omigod, I am going to have to post a blog.
My reason for doing this is a need to communicate something "out there" but actually not to bother anyone with stuff that is of no interest to anyone but me, so feel free to ignore, really, don't read on.
So, the kitchen is now 5 and a half months in, and not finished. The money has run out. I have spoken at length to the kitchen builder and the builder (cos it's a new extension, not just a new kitchen) about this, and we are trying to work out which bills to pay in which order so nobody feels out of pocket, and I a working my arse off for the next couple of months to get all the cash in. At least I should have been paid enough in the next 6 weeks to pay it off. They have been cool about it, which is great, and just as well because they are friends. On the other hand I have been cool about it going over budget despite our having a contract to get it done for less. So we're kind of quits.
And the units are going in, hallelujah. But when I got home this evening I looked at them, and it didn't look right, and I measured them up, and thought about it a bit...and no, they are the wrong size. They have been hand-built to the wrong size so we can't just exchange them. Somebody is gong to have to take them down and rebuild them. It isnt how it looks that's the problem: as it stands if I want to do the washing up I will have to stick my head into a cupboard.
And in my discussion with the builder this evening I have realised that the issue is that the whole darn lot of them, the architect, the builder and the kitchen builder/carpenter are S people because they never realised that the architect's effing stupid aesthetic issues with the cupboards being the same depth as the bulkhead above them would have a bearing on their relative depth with the worktop below them.
So next time (hah! as if) I will MB type people I have working for me. And they will have Ti, and if possible, Ne. And then, I suppose, nothing would get done.....
If you have read this far, well done, and for heaven's sake go and do something more interesting. This really wasn't worth your time, although it has been cathartic.