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Old 07-31-2006, 01:17 PM   #16
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Yes, june 1st. Yeah you'd thought the inspector would have mentioned it. What am I going to do, pony up the cash to take them to court?

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Old 08-28-2006, 09:17 AM   #17
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Hey ya'll! So as stated above I finished the support wall, other than fixing that header, but I'm not to the tile yet so I'm letting it ride for now!
My father came down this weekend, and after 2 days of work we've got the majority of the cabinets installed. First time for both of us, the cabinets are as level and plumb as possible (some of the faces were slightly warped etc). So once I finish the island, it's time to get the countertop guys out here. Some pics...



And the center island (just sitting their for now)..not it's actual location
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Old 08-28-2006, 12:40 PM   #18
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When installing cabinets it is best if you find the high spot of the floor and then make a level line at the height of your cabinet (top). The level line you will use to shim your cabinets to.

little late for this advice but others may ask.

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Old 08-28-2006, 01:45 PM   #19
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I hadn't though about including tips I learned.....

Same as Redline mentioned, except check the wall you will be installing cabinets on, and find the place where the wall sticks out the most to get a rough line to follow for the front of your cabinets.

Don't forgot to take into account future flooring, might have to raise cabinets as I did to account for say tile work, important so that undercabinet appliances have ample room.

Check levelness of ceiling, just so you know how difficult crown molding may or may not be to install, if you so choose.

Of course carefully mark the exact location of all studs in the room, don't forget to include yourself. haha

If you order cabinets from say a lowe's or something, don't expect any help after the fact, and make sure you know the intended use of each little piece that comes with your delivery....
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Old 08-28-2006, 08:38 PM   #20
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Any other major projects that you have to do to the house?
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Old 08-29-2006, 07:28 AM   #21
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Well, I have to finish the kitchen cabinets, and then it's time to

.5)finish removing carpet in hallway, and demo guest bathroom floor
1) install the durarock
2) install all the tile approx. 700 sq.ft
3)at some point during that process figure out what I'm going to do with the front door (replace or repair)
4)replace all of the doorway casing I removed for tile work
5)replace all of the baseboards
6)repaint all walls door casings and trim

That finishes the current project.

We also have a ton of yardwork/landscaping I want to do.
We also have a master bath I want to totally redo, i.e. remove garden tub and replace with giant walk-in two shower head shower with heatlamp and steamer.

There is also a area 1/3 the size of the basement, in the basement, that a previous homeowner had started to finish. However he installed a raised floor that needs to be removed and his walls are only 1/4 inch away from the poured foundation.

There is more as well.

Why do you ask?
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Old 08-30-2006, 04:46 PM   #22
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Yes, june 1st. Yeah you'd thought the inspector would have mentioned it. What am I going to do, pony up the cash to take them to court?
The home inspector should have found this.

When you finish the kitchen - send some updated photos.
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Old 08-30-2006, 04:49 PM   #23
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Why do you ask?

You seem to have made good progress with it so far.
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Old 09-29-2006, 07:40 AM   #24
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Well, I'm getting closer!!!

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Old 10-01-2006, 08:05 AM   #25
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looks good.
Is this the first kitchen remodel that you have taken on?

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