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jgee82 02-20-2013 09:51 PM

kitchen gut job
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halfway thru my full kitchen gut....
tore down wall between dining room & another into thel living room.
relocated bank of cabinets to opposite wall
replaced all drywall and to add insulation in exterior walls...(none in whole house) only 2 more rooms to touch and whole house will be fully insulated..stupid!!!
roughed in new wiring for added appliances, ran wires for undercabinet lighting, pendant lights, and a bunch of pot lights. (original kitchen had 1 center light)
removed layers of old flooring to get down to planks. installed to plywood and cement board underlayment
Installed 2 new windows
Installed my cabinets
Primed ceiling
installed crown molding

that's it so far...granite templating will happen once i get center island set.
All work was done by myself (except for some extra hands in hold up drywall)

stay tuned for more pics

jgee82 02-20-2013 09:55 PM

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more pics

oh'mike 02-21-2013 05:17 AM

Looking good-----Did you do the drywall finishing?

drtbk4ever 02-21-2013 01:15 PM

Please tell me you preserved the pink border to reuse in your new kitchen. :)

Looking very nice.

jgee82 02-22-2013 10:02 AM

yes, i finished all the drywall...areas behind where backsplash will be, i didn't finish all the way. everything is primered now and looks great

Bill, the border was scratched with my dining room

wwkayaker 02-24-2013 03:54 PM

Looks great. I am about to replace my kitchen cabinets as well, but I am nervous. Any suggestions for another diyer?

jgee82 02-25-2013 12:38 PM

have a well thoughtout plan.
put uppers up first using a ledger board
make sure you find stud locations
clamp cabinet faces together and predrill to connect each cabinet.
stay plumb and level.

repeat for base

good luck...

jgee82 06-03-2013 10:00 PM

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haven't updated in awhile...floor is done, granite in, backsplash is done...

oh'mike 06-03-2013 10:16 PM

I like the 'rug' pattern tile in front of the sink---details like that add a lot.

Two Knots 06-04-2013 11:12 AM

Beautiful re-model of your kitchen.
The floor and counters are a great marriage.

Blondesense 06-04-2013 11:35 AM


Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 1194774)
I like the 'rug' pattern tile in front of the sink---details like that add a lot.

Me too. Also love the granite you chose.

Great job.

TrailerParadise 06-04-2013 01:41 PM

Why is your plug upside down?

Otherwise great job!

handyman_20772 06-04-2013 03:32 PM

[QUOTE=TrailerParadise;1195116]Why is your plug upside down?

That was a change in the 2008 NEC code book.

kimberland30 06-04-2013 03:59 PM

Just WOW. And your dining room? Gorgeous! I love the custom ceiling and wainscoting you did in there. Beautiful job!

jgee82 06-04-2013 04:24 PM

thanks for the compliments...i'll be glad when it's finished...taking a break after'll make 6 out of my 9 rooms i've totally gutted and remodeled.
as far as the kitchen, still need to add the cabinet crown and light rail, trim out the openings, misc touching up....then stick a fork in it..

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