900 Centimeters

It is time for a construction story.

I have been building a new house for a great young couple. This couple have been living in a townhome and have decided to upgrade to a single family home. The key word is upgrade.

The hardworking couple have made all the correct financial decisions to allow them to build their “forever” home.

The house we are building for them has one of the best “gourmet” kitchen I have seen. Custom cabinets, marble countertops, a wine fridge, upgraded appliances including a glass exhaust hood are all in this kitchen.

While the cabinets were being installed, the carpenter actually installing the cabinets walked up to me and said, “I hope the dishwasher fits in these cabinets.” I asked him, “Why would you say that?” He replied, “Something just seems wrong.”

The carpenter and I again went through the plans and specifications and convinced ourselves the thing would be okay. We decided to go ahead with the construction with the kitchen.

My years of construction have taught me kitchens are designed by architects and interior designers, which are artists and not necessarily mathematicians. (If I have offended anyone, I’m sorry. However, my thoughts will forever remain.)

We continued with construction of the kitchen. The marble countertops were installed. Glass tile backsplash were installed on the walls. (Tile between the countertops and the upper cabinets.) The painting is finished.