On April 15, 2008 we closed on a 1955 Mid-Century Modern home in Merriam, KS that was custom designed by the late Donald R. Hollis of Hollis + Miller Architects. We will be sharing our journey as we update the house to make it our own, while trying to stay as close to the original design as possible.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Progress in the kitchen today!

Today was a very exciting day for us.  After months of not being able to get anyone to give us an estimate for the cabinets, our friends Kathleen and Mark recommended we contact Bob and Ryan McGrath.  We contacted them just before the holidays, and they came out to do some measurements.  LD knew she wanted to hire them when she found out that the words "may not work" did not exist in their vocabulary.  Instead of focusing on all the difficulties, they focused on what was possible and how to work around any barriers.  So when Bob called back a couple of weeks later with the estimate, we decided to give them the job.   They were ready to start last week, but we still had some drywall work that needed to be done.  So they started work today. 

We thought it would take them all week.  Needless to say, we were quite shocked when we drove over to the house and saw that they were nearly complete!  They will be coming in tomorrow to finish the job.

To top off an awesome day, our Johnsonite stair tread material was delivered today.  They are scheduled to be installed later this week!  We decided to go with Sea Breeze with a bamboo pattern.

1 comment:

  1. Looking good, I just found your blog and noticed that you were already linking to me. Great House! Keep up the good work.