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Kitchen remodel #9: Finally some progress!

Blog entry by 3fingerpat posted 10-13-2009 01:43 AM 4972 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: Sad news and no real progress lately Part 9 of Kitchen remodel series Part 10: Doorway Wood Trim additions »

Well, it has been almost a year since my last post on this project; never thought this was going to take as long as it has, but….a lot has happened in one year. Let me skip all the events and just say I am slowly back to working on this remodel.

I am still recovering from shoulder surgery and am not able to work on this as much as I would like, in fact, I just recently got to the point where I could raise my arm enought to hold\work a trowel. So I started by continuing on with the tile back splash above the granite counter top. Previously I had stopped just past the faucet due to the wall not being plumb. I had planned on letting my contractor correct this but figured I would give it a try myself, it worked out okay for my first try. This allowed me to finish the tiling above the back splash:

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The next item on the worklist was to start filling in all the holes in the plaster that had been ruined\removed during deconstruction. I fixed the hole behind the refrigerator and around the door way next to the refer (you can look at the earlier posts to see the damage). Then I added back some door trim for the doorway next to the refer that leads from the kitchen to the laundry room. This picture is before I add wood putty for the nail holes and joints, then will primer it. As with the previous doorway trim, I have added a small bullnose trim piece that matches what is already in the house:

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The next doorway to tackle is btwn the kitchen and our daughters bedroom, which is now my wife’s sewing room since both girls have moved out some time ago. Here is a before picture:

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Here are pictures from today, after I had covered ( with drywall) the hole where the shelves used to be, and then used some filler to fill in the big holes where the plaster had been damaged\removed. I used topping mud to level out the area around the doorway so that the wood trim will sit level\plumb:

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The next items on the list will be to make another piece of bullnose trim and then finish installing the doorway trim pieces. Then move onto repairing the plaster hole behind the stove. Then installing the floor board trim btwn all the doorways. Stayed tuned, more to follow….



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posted 10-13-2009 06:59 AM

good progress

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Paddyhere

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posted 03-03-2010 03:39 AM

We are now following your progress with excitement for you and your family. We continue to be amazed at the fabulous use of your space. The kitchen finishes look fantastic. For a man who is recovering from shoulder surgery the tiling looks professional and very pleasing to the eye. We are looking forward to viewing pictures of the complete project once finished. How long before you and your family will consider the project finished? As I have joined the interest group well into the construction will you outline the time it has taken to complete each room, excluding downtime? The color scheme in your wife’s sewing room looks very sweet as does the use of ceiling fans throughout the home. In respect of selecting color schemes who is in charge? I have often heard of conflict and debate that can actually cost serious money when the color selection is not as anticipated. Has this occurred at all during your substantial project?

-- Paddy | http://www.eurocell.co.uk/

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Michael

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posted 08-09-2010 09:23 AM

I am looking forward to the next stage as it looks like you are nearing the real exciting phase, the paint and the decorating. Well done. I like the over sized kitchen sink too!

-- Michael http://www.kdcuk.co.uk

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posted 08-15-2010 09:49 PM

How deep is the cupboard with the tins in it? will you put a door on it?

-- www.heartofthehome.co.uk

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