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Kitchen remodel #7: Backsplash and a little more...

10-04-2008 10:46 PM by 3fingerpat | 7 comments »

Well, it has been a while and slowly but surely I have gotten a few more things accomplished. I was able to install, grout and seal the tile backsplash above the counters. I had to stop just past the sink because the wall is not plumb, (gotta love these old houses) so the contractor will be fixing that in Nov for us and then I will be able to finish that portion of the remodel. I have primed the wood trim; which will fit in the space btwn the backsplash tiles the wall and bottom of the...

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Kitchen remodel #6: New Kitchen Floor Installed

09-15-2008 12:26 AM by 3fingerpat | 9 comments »

The contractor removed the old floor tiles and installed the new floor tiles while I was out of town on a business trip. It was nice not having to deal with the noise and the disruption but I had a lot of work to do to get the room ready by removing all the stuff from the kitchen, not a lot of fun.The new floor turned out fine but the grout color does not match what we selected, bummer!The grout is gray but we wanted a light tan color, the installed grout doesn’t match the color palate...

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Kitchen remodel #5: Have saw, will tile

09-02-2008 03:03 AM by 3fingerpat | 4 comments »

Received the new wet tile saw from Amazon, several days sooner than expected. The new saw works great and is extremely easy to setup and use, just like it was advertised. I continued installing the small tiles above the back splash as far as I could go. The remaining portion of the wall is not plumb and needs to be refloated. I met with the contractor this morning and she won’t be back until around Nov to do the walls and ceiling. Kinda long from now but she is a dear friend who ha...

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Kitchen remodel #4: More preps out of the way

08-24-2008 04:59 AM by 3fingerpat | 1 comment »

I finished removing the remaining baseboard and door moulding today, which revealed more loose plaster. Gotta love that lath and plaster! I will probably replace, I mean rebuild the in the wall shelving to better fit with the new trim moulding once the walls have been repaired.Also got notice today that the wet tile saw will be here Wednesday, so I will be able to continue on with that later this week.Wall behind the stove:Doorway from Kitchen to Laundry Room:Kitchen Wall:Kitchen Wall with ...

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Kitchen remodel #3: One step forward, two steps back

08-22-2008 07:12 PM by 3fingerpat | 4 comments »

Okay, so I went to Sears to purchase their wet saw tile cutter, none in stock, it had to be ordered. Several days later we got the automated voicemail that the saw was ready for pick up. I got the saw home and opened it to find that one side of the metal table top was bent so badly that the hinge wouldn’t work. My wife takes it back the next day and they exchange it for a new one. When I opened the replacement, it also had a bent table top but on the other side now. Back to Sears w...

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Kitchen remodel #1: Kitchen Remodel

08-09-2008 07:27 AM by 3fingerpat | 3 comments »

What started out as just replacing a worn out old fence has now turned into remodeling our kitchen. During the residing of the outside wall of the kitchen, we knocked off a couple of tiles from the kitchen counter and back splash. And since I had replaced both kitchen windows and trim during the outside wall residing, we decided to just keep going and remodel the whole kitchen. So we had granite counters installed to replace 4” ceramic tiles and a new stainless steel sink installed t...

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Master Bedroom Floor

05-21-2008 01:16 AM by dustynewt | 3 comments »

The house sustained minor damage from wind and water during the hurricanes of the last few years. The outside is now sufficiently repaired. We are finally getting to the task of remodeling the inside. We have been living on the first floor of our house for what seems like years while we remodel the upstairs. It suffered the worst. The plan is to do the reverse when the upstairs is finished. Between work and unexpected projects (neccessities) the remodel is coming slow. We either have the m...

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Teasure hunting

05-04-2008 03:40 PM by Joey | 5 comments »

Last night I went to the auction in the town where I live and could not believe what they had on the auction block, it was a vintage beech workbench top with a wooden vice. It didn’t seem like no one wanted it so I made a starting bid of two dollars, and my bid turned out to be the only bid. So, I got this workbench top for two dollars. The top is in rough shape but I think I can bring it back with a little work and a new base. Last week at this same auction, I was able to buy an older...

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Cape Cod in Portland #4: Kitchen Makeover

04-24-2008 06:41 AM by freitag | 6 comments »

This was the second project I tackled shortly after moving in to the new place. The kitchen had nice quality oak custom oak cabinets all around, yellow formica countertops, florescent lighting. It was well maintained but certainly did not conform to the ‘look’ my wife was going for. Basically we wanted a kitchen makeover, but didn’t want to spend a fortune. Things we really wanted were:-recessed halogen lighting-granite countertops-new flooring-hanging pot rack-whi...

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