Kitchen Refurb in our first flip house

Project by KnockOnWood posted 08-11-2009 01:49 AM 5918 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a kitchen that we refurbished in a the first flip house that we worked on.

We ripped out everything down to the studs and the slab and put in new appliances and cabinets. We also tore up the old floor and put down ceramic tile which we used again for the countertops. For the backsplash, we used beadboard panelling and painted everything white to open it up some.

Also, if you look at the ceiling, there was this weird drop down flourescent light fixture that we took out, which essentially raised the ceiling by a foot. We filled in that area of the ceiling with beadboard panelling as well to give it a little more character.

There was initially another set of cabinets over the bar/peninsula which we decided to get rid of. Before that, the kitchen felt like a cave. We made up for the lost storage by adding a cabinet on the other side of the bar which would have just been wasted space. It looks kind of funny here, but it was an open floor plan opening up to the dining room and living room and actually worked okay in the house.

After trying to find an inexpensive black hood for the range, we realized that it the same price to just put in a microwave- so we did. We also changed out the faucet to something a bit less “builder-grade.”

This was my first shot at refurbing a kitchen and it came out pretty good. There were plenty mistakes made ( I had to hang the wall cabinets three different times!) but I learned a lot and am now ready for our next one, which we started last week.

Stay tuned!

-- Joey C, Baton Rouge, LA ... Carpenter, Attorney, Procrastinator

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posted 08-11-2009 04:50 AM

So much brighter! I feel your pain with the kitchen cabinets… looks great.

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posted 08-11-2009 10:22 PM

Good job, dated to modern. Nice look, it’s quite pleasing to the eye. Best of luck, BTKS

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posted 08-14-2009 01:10 PM

looks very nice…good job…this is what I do for a living, flipping houses….if you have any question feel free to ask…

-- Todd- Oak Ridge, TN

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posted 08-15-2009 05:15 PM

Nice job on the kitchen.


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posted 08-23-2009 04:29 PM

You should be proud. You did a great job.

-- -- Kirk H. -- http://www.kjwoodworking.com

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posted 08-23-2009 05:45 PM

What a big change, nicely done, congrats.

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posted 08-24-2009 04:00 AM

Great first-time job! Something both of you should be very proud of.

Cabinets can be tricky, but it looks like your job was done by a pro! Just like in golf – the scorecard never tells anyone how you got there. One could never tell that you had a problem.

Good luck on your next flip.

-- No matter how many times I measure, I always forget the dimensions before I cut.

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posted 08-26-2009 09:19 AM

That is my dream kitchen. Great work.

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posted 09-09-2009 01:17 PM

great kitchen remodel. I like the counter top remodel aswell.

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