Kitchen Refurb

Project by StuUSA posted 01-14-2011 04:39 AM 11664 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Kitchen Refurb
The BIG problem, according to the LOML, is the kitchen is too small. She didn’t really want more cupboards, but she craved having more elbow room. Looking at picture two, I’d have to agree. So we tore out a section of cupboard that extended into the room, which when combined with the adjoining hall area, resulted in more than double the floor space (pictures three and four). We also gutted a closet (picture five) and made this area the new home for the refrigerator plus a new short section of cupboard (picture six). We moved the dishwasher to the left of the sink, the stove where the dishwasher was, and the torn-out section of cupboard where the refrigerator was. Of course, all this meant patching in the ceiling where the cupboard bulkhead was removed, new can lighting, new floor underlayment and linoleum and floor trim, new countertop laminate, new sink, and new faucet. I had a lot of help from sons and son-in-law.
A professional would look at my work and smirk, but my wife looks at it and smiles happily. Guess whose opinion I value the most?

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posted 01-14-2011 07:10 AM

Looking great.

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posted 01-14-2011 02:34 PM

great job…the hand you installed in the ceiling looks so real :-)......well done

-- Todd- Oak Ridge, TN

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posted 01-16-2011 11:21 AM

Good lighting on the counter especially with the dark cabinets.

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posted 01-16-2011 05:11 PM

Nice job on the kitchen.I really like the flooring you went with.

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

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posted 01-23-2011 12:26 AM

Nicely done. It looks like you made good use of the new available space. I especially like the hand.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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posted 05-21-2011 07:33 AM

a family project well done

-- a-1contractor.com

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