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My kitchen renovation

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  1. Quo Fan

    Quo Fan don't make me kick your ass

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    In the middle of February, I was finally able to start my kitchen renovation.
    Shots of pre-remodel kitchen.





    BigT really liked demo, mostly because I let her smash up the old cabinets. We first removed them and carried them outside, and BigT went at them with the crow bar.

    Sans cabinets




    I had to open some of the walls to allow for upgrading the electric. I'm lucky enough to have a licensed master electrician living in the complex. I offered to hire him, but he refused and said "But I'll help you". Score!






    Walls closed up and taped



    Taped and mudded ready for paint


    We have paint! A muted yellow called Banana Split



    Next to get demoed is the wonderful flooring.





    And oak laminate that we've had for 5 years waiting for the renovation.






    To be continued...
     

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  2. Colonel Angus

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    Sweet! That kitchen was quite, um ripe for a remodel. Much like my own, stuck in the 1960's. We're just waiting to finish with the bedrooms/bathrooms remodel we started 5 weeks ago, then it's on to the kitchen and dining rooms.
     
  3. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Looking good so far, Paul! Let me know if you want me to help with any additional electrical or plumbing work. ROLF
     
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    ICEBALL585 Bacontard

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    Hipsters will soon be paying top dollar to have tile like you had just because it's vintage/retro.
     
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    looks like your kitchen renovation is long over due .the 70's kitchen look went out of style in the 70's .
     
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    stevew unique white person

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    translation....

    we'll drink while the wife works.

    newsletter?
     
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    TreeSaw Mama Monkey

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    Very nice! Looking forward to seeing the rest!
     
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    -BB- I broke all the rules, but somehow still became mo

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    Please tell me that you are ditching hte electric stove for a GAS stove. That is really the only way to go. And if there is no gas there now, run a line there for one. You might as well since you are re-modeling.
     
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    skibunny24 Enthusiastic Receiver of Reputation

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    Wow GREAT work! Our kitchens are pretty similar in the before pics, except that our counters are like burnt orange! lol! Keep it up over there and watch out for questions when we start doing ours!
     
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    dan-o Turbo Monkey

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    Not all areas of the east coast have gas line access.
    My street doesn't and the gas co wants $5k per address to run it down our street from the corner.

    We have an induction cooktop and it rules.
    I'd get it over a gas stove any day and, when we do ultimately run a gas line to convert from heating oil, I'm not even considering going back to a gas stovetop.
     
  11. Quo Fan

    Quo Fan don't make me kick your ass

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    I live in a condo, and some things aren't allowed, like gas appliances.
     
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    Induction is the only way I could go back to Electric.
     
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    dan-o Turbo Monkey

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    Yeah, conventional electric sucks.
    Other than needing to invest in new pots/pans (cast iron still work too), induction is awesome.
    I prefer it to gas in every way.
     
  14. Quo Fan

    Quo Fan don't make me kick your ass

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    Cabinets installed that we got just before I went to RI for a year.


    Outlet in cabinet for over-the-range microwave












    We thought that we really wanted laminate counter tops, but after pricing everything out, we found out that we could get granite for not much more.

    The granite guy called on a Saturday and said that he would be in the area on Monday and could install our counter at 11ish. I called on Sunday and left a message saying not to come, and also on Monday morning to have him call me. He never got the messages. I had a couple of hours of comp time, so the boss sent me home for a few hours on Monday. Around 11, the granite guy shows up. Good thing I was home.

    Counter tops installed.



    The back splash (not installed)

    The hardware BigT picked out.

    The back splash installed.









    Finally grouted!







    Just have a little trim to finish.






    The toe kick arrived today, will be a couple of days before I can install it.
     
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    Looks good :thumb:.
     
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    why didn't you undermount the sink?

    Remodel looks nice BTW.
     
  17. Quo Fan

    Quo Fan don't make me kick your ass

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    We were so sure we were going to put in laminate counter tops, we bought a top mount sink and I installed it into the temporary counter tops we had, so we couldn't return it.
     
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    Is that hardware from Ikea? It looks a lot like some we were looking at there.
     
  19. jdcamb

    jdcamb Tool Time!

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    My buddy just remodeled his kitchen with a NE Puddingstone Oven/Stove/Fireplace combo. The Fireplace faces inside and the ovens face outside. I want one.
     
  20. Quo Fan

    Quo Fan don't make me kick your ass

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    Lowe's.
     
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    Are those the same dishes in the rack when you first started in the before and after pics? hehe j/k. Everything looks good but tell me how much it hurts when you bang your knees on those lower cabinet/drawer handles.
     
  22. Quo Fan

    Quo Fan don't make me kick your ass

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    We have yet to hit the handles.
     
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    You do know those are the same handles that we put in our kitchen!! LOL

    Very nice job! So great to be done with it, isn't it? :)