Kitchen remodel #1: Kitchen Remodel

Blog entry by 3fingerpat posted 08-09-2008 07:27 AM 2640 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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 to replace an old worn, very shallow porcelain sink. We are having a contractor friend re-float all the walls and ceiling to go over some old nasty texture coating that has been here since we bought the house. One of the kitchen walls was covered with a wall paper board and all the floor and door mouldings were a very wide, stained pine. I will be replacing all of it with painted wood the same width as the window trim so it all will look more symetrical and pleasing. Our friend is also installing a new ceramic tile floor, while we are installing small ceramic tiles above the granite backsplash. The trouble will be getting the new refrigerator out of the kitchen. We live in a very, old house with non-standard size door openings. I had to tear open the kitchen door framing and totally disassemble the new frig just to get it into the kitchen, the delivery guys were not happy campers that day :).
I hope to be able to post pics and video of the progress so far. Come along for the ride, it is always an adventure whenever we work on this old house. Sorry for the sideways video.

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posted 08-09-2008 04:34 PM

My neck hurts from watching the video, but i like the new counter. Granit is a nice material for a kitchen counter.

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posted 11-18-2008 03:55 PM

Wow that was a huge project Pat.Nice counter top.I will have to search for your updates on this one.

-- Dustygirl Hastings,Ont. Life is too short to sit around doing nothing

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posted 09-20-2009 05:23 PM

I like the countertops. This is a big remodel.

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