Thursday, December 11, 2008

A new benchtop ... eventually

At our 1 year inspection (waaaaay back in June) we asked PD to replace the kitchen benchtop.

Why? Because it showed up every tiny little mark and you couldn't even put a bottle of wine on the bench without it leaving a ring.

After the first few months I thought that maybe it was because we chose black and it just shows every mark, however I was assured that regardless of the colour, it shouldn't be doing it.

So after 5 or 6 visits (can't remember now) ... from 5 or 6 different people .... ranging from PD, to the cabinet maker, to Parbury, to Parbury's boss to the uncle of the man that knew the guy ...... anyway .. you get the picture. Everybody that looked at it said "yeah .. it shouldn't be doing that". Then I would go through the pain of explaining that I don't cut things on the benchtop, I don't clean it with bleach .. blah blah blah.

Anyway .. I was starting to think that it would never get fixed and I'd have to put up with a horribly marked looking benchtop for the next 10 years ... but yay ... we finally had approval that they would replace the whole thing and they will give us a call after we get back from holidays. Should take 2 days at the most apparently.

I did try to be a bit cheeky and ask for an upgrade to the benchtop and to add the waterfall bits that everybody has now (love love LOVE those) but I was very quickly told no. I said I was happy to pay for the upgraded bit but the phrase 'tell her you're dreaming' comes to mind.

You have to try don't you!!!


Bernadette and Perry said...

That's great news! As for asking for the upgrade, if you don't ask, you won't know. The worst they can say is no. You never know your luck in a big city.... and other cliches.

Hopefully the new one will solve the problem, and then I can put a beer on it when we visit!

House-To-Be said...

Ditto as per B&P, if you don't ask you'll never know so good that you did.

I remember reading waaaaaay back early in the year about your issues with it. Have to say I think it's fantastic that they are going to replace it but still a shame that it's taken so long to sort out. Good on PD for making you happy :-)

kexkez said...

Glad to hear they are going to replace the benchtop. can't believe it's taken them so long though. :) At least you can now open lots of booze on the bench without it staining and have a merry Chrimbo and all that.