A diary of the projects, hurdles, rewards and family life at we recorded at Wise Acres, our former homestead in Horsefly, BC. (Careers and teenagers have forced us back into the city, at least for a little while.)

Sunday, December 6, 2009

We had to do it...

We'd romanticized the peacefulness of washing dishes by hand, but after over a year of it, and with me recently traveling a lot more than before, we decided to install the dishwasher.

Here's the kitchen area we found we had to use - it's closest to the sink.

We decided to sacrifice some cupboards and move the stove over a few inches. We will deal with the uppers later.

The countertop was extended by cutting that right peice into two and gluing one to the left side.

The counter is supported by what was the right wall of the cupboard.

We left a 3 inch spacer to the right of the stove in case we ever want to get a full size one - our current stove is 24 inches wide and the oven barely holds our cookie trays.

There is a visible seam where the counter peices meet, but we have a ceramic cutting board over it.

We're still trying to find new homes for many pots and pans, but we've gained a lot of counter space that used to be used up with dirty and clean dishes. We've also gained about one person-hour of time per day - it does add up!