Kitchen Remodel In SoCal - Project Showcase - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > DIY Repair > Project Showcase

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-08-2014, 02:54 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 59
Rewards Points: 43
Default

Kitchen Remodel In SoCal


Well here we go! Going to start finalizing some details for this kitchen demo and remodel. Original cabinets and tile. Very 1955! An original Atomic Ranch home in the valley.

Kitchen details. 9'9" x 18'.

Planning on moving sink along with dishwasher on east wall (where the three high windows are), but of course removing those and installing a slider so we can see the front yard. Will also be framing in a ceiling at 96".

Going to be a U shape kitchen. I'm really hoping the plans can fit the sink and dishwasher along that 9'9" wall. Might have to plan for an 18" dishwasher.

Let me know what you all think. And wish me luck!!!
Attached Thumbnails
Kitchen Remodel In SoCal-image.jpg  

Advertisement

altc81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2014, 03:40 PM   #2
JOATMON
 
ddawg16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: S. California
Posts: 7,650
Rewards Points: 2,614
Default

Kitchen Remodel In SoCal


Wow.....mmmm....yea...that kitchen is ready to 'changes'.

How about a sketch of the existing layout and what you 'think' you want to do?

You will need permits.

As part of the process, you're going to need a lot more electrical outlets in the kitchen to meet code....but, that is a good thing.

On the ceiling....I personally would not drop it. Insulate between the rafters and cover with 5/8" drywall. And that ceiling is begging for a skylight. Do a Velux one that can be opened...great way to get even more light in...and you can open it to let all the hot air out when you are cooking.

The big 'thing' now is to take out a wall or part of a wall and open things up. Do you have a good place you could put a breakfast bar? Besides eating at it, they make great staging areas for plates and food.

Advertisement

__________________
Even if you are on the right track, you will still get run over if you just sit there.

My 2-Story Addition Build in Progress Link ... My Garage Build Link and My Jeep Build Link
ddawg16 is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to ddawg16 For This Useful Post:
altc81 (10-08-2014)
Old 10-08-2014, 04:02 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 59
Rewards Points: 43
Default

Kitchen Remodel In SoCal


Quote:
Originally Posted by ddawg16 View Post
Wow.....mmmm....yea...that kitchen is ready to 'changes'.

How about a sketch of the existing layout and what you 'think' you want to do?

You will need permits.

As part of the process, you're going to need a lot more electrical outlets in the kitchen to meet code....but, that is a good thing.

On the ceiling....I personally would not drop it. Insulate between the rafters and cover with 5/8" drywall. And that ceiling is begging for a skylight. Do a Velux one that can be opened...great way to get even more light in...and you can open it to let all the hot air out when you are cooking.

The big 'thing' now is to take out a wall or part of a wall and open things up. Do you have a good place you could put a breakfast bar? Besides eating at it, they make great staging areas for plates and food.
Thanks for the motivation! I'm not big on skylights at all really. And we had the roof done two years ago, I really wouldn't want to compromise any adjustments on that area. Plus I don't want to increase any cooling costs with more space to cool.

Yeah I totally can't wait for more electrical in there! Woohoo!!

Here is an attached prelim layout I'd like to finalize with a few people too.
Sorry it's a photo of the last print out. I didn't have a copy on the iPad here and didn't want to turn the PC on
Attached Thumbnails
Kitchen Remodel In SoCal-image.jpg  
altc81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2014, 04:26 PM   #4
JOATMON
 
ddawg16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: S. California
Posts: 7,650
Rewards Points: 2,614
Default

Kitchen Remodel In SoCal


That looks like a good layout.....

Our kitchen is not much different in size. First thing we did 14 years ago when we moved in was gut it...vaulted the ceiling...I made all my own cabinets. Next spring we are going to make some more mods...like taking out part of a wall and adding a breakfast bar.

Old kitchen





You can't see it in this photo....but there is actually a window on that wall next to the door.



We really gutted it....insulated it...(made a huge difference)



And now this....(really old pics before we finished it all)





__________________
Even if you are on the right track, you will still get run over if you just sit there.

My 2-Story Addition Build in Progress Link ... My Garage Build Link and My Jeep Build Link
ddawg16 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2014, 04:32 PM   #5
JOATMON
 
ddawg16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: S. California
Posts: 7,650
Rewards Points: 2,614
Default

Kitchen Remodel In SoCal


Altc....can you remove that wall across from the new pos for the fridge?

What is on the other side?
__________________
Even if you are on the right track, you will still get run over if you just sit there.

My 2-Story Addition Build in Progress Link ... My Garage Build Link and My Jeep Build Link
ddawg16 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2014, 04:51 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 59
Rewards Points: 43
Default

Kitchen Remodel In SoCal


Quote:
Originally Posted by ddawg16 View Post
Altc....can you remove that wall across from the new pos for the fridge?

What is on the other side?
Wow totally transformed your old kitchen too.

If you mean where I think you mean... The lower right wall on the picture... The washer and dryer are there unfortunately. I'd be too much hassle to relocate them to garage. And as much as it'd be nice, there's be no covered access to the garage (raining, weather, etc)

I am however moving the kitchen door from one corner to the other. That alone is going to be an expensive project. The gas meter is right there and so is the electric meter. But the layout is going to require I move the door. Practical move? Oh well.
altc81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2014, 04:54 PM   #7
JOATMON
 
ddawg16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: S. California
Posts: 7,650
Rewards Points: 2,614
Default

Kitchen Remodel In SoCal


Do you have a crawl space?

As for the meter....what is your current meter size? 60? 100A?

The new meters are digital....hence, they don't have to be where the meter maid needs to read it. Maybe it's a good time to upgrade electrical?

If you have a crawl space, moving water pipes becomes a lot easier.
__________________
Even if you are on the right track, you will still get run over if you just sit there.

My 2-Story Addition Build in Progress Link ... My Garage Build Link and My Jeep Build Link
ddawg16 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2014, 04:55 PM   #8
JOATMON
 
ddawg16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: S. California
Posts: 7,650
Rewards Points: 2,614
Default

Kitchen Remodel In SoCal


Can you give us more pics?

Sometimes you have to step back and climb out of the box. You might have more options than you think
__________________
Even if you are on the right track, you will still get run over if you just sit there.

My 2-Story Addition Build in Progress Link ... My Garage Build Link and My Jeep Build Link
ddawg16 is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to ddawg16 For This Useful Post:
altc81 (10-08-2014)
Old 10-08-2014, 05:45 PM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 59
Rewards Points: 43
Default

Kitchen Remodel In SoCal


Quote:
Originally Posted by ddawg16 View Post
Do you have a crawl space?

As for the meter....what is your current meter size? 60? 100A?

The new meters are digital....hence, they don't have to be where the meter maid needs to read it. Maybe it's a good time to upgrade electrical?

If you have a crawl space, moving water pipes becomes a lot easier.
Funny about the meter. It still has the original 60a box and basically used as a 'junction' to tie to a 100a upgrade years ago. I'm going to have an electriction buddy come out and look at it. I'm curious as if I can have the meter outside and run the main branch to a new load center inside right by the kitchen. The space is there.

I'm loving crawl spaces. And yea we do have one. It'll be a snap to rip out the 60 year old galvanized and run new copper in te new locations needed.

No more pics right now. On my phone at work :O
altc81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2014, 05:56 PM   #10
JOATMON
 
ddawg16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: S. California
Posts: 7,650
Rewards Points: 2,614
Default

Kitchen Remodel In SoCal


Might be a good time to upgrade the electrical. If you do some of the work, it's not that expensive. I think mine cost me around $600 total...I did all the work.

200A and 40 ckts....
__________________
Even if you are on the right track, you will still get run over if you just sit there.

My 2-Story Addition Build in Progress Link ... My Garage Build Link and My Jeep Build Link
ddawg16 is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to ddawg16 For This Useful Post:
altc81 (10-08-2014)
Old 10-08-2014, 11:35 PM   #11
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 59
Rewards Points: 43
Default

Kitchen Remodel In SoCal


Yah I can't imagine electrical parts can cost so much. I think I'll need the electrition to help terminate the circuits to the load center. I've never felt comfortable messing with that thing!
I'm really dying to know how much it's going to cost me to move the gas meter four feet in one direction though. I really want that kitchen door moved.
altc81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2014, 12:46 AM   #12
JOATMON
 
ddawg16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: S. California
Posts: 7,650
Rewards Points: 2,614
Default

Kitchen Remodel In SoCal


As far as I know, you can do the piping yourself. It's not hard.

Put a call into SoCal Gas and ask them.
__________________
Even if you are on the right track, you will still get run over if you just sit there.

My 2-Story Addition Build in Progress Link ... My Garage Build Link and My Jeep Build Link
ddawg16 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2014, 02:50 PM   #13
Love projects
 
Bigbluefrog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 58
Rewards Points: 94
Blog Entries: 1
Default

Kitchen Remodel In SoCal


beautiful job, Is this a manufactured home? thanks for sharing the photos, we are trying to decide what to do with our kitchen in a double wide mobile home. I am stuck on what to do first it is such a big task. We would need to replace everything from ceilings to walls to floor- squishy floor again.
Bigbluefrog is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2014, 02:03 PM   #14
Fixing a Fixer Upper!
 
MaryAguila's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 11
Rewards Points: 26
Default

Kitchen Remodel In SoCal


We have a similar sized kitchen and when we did our remodel, we decided to opt for a smaller dishwasher like this (mod removed link)There are only 2 of us so the smaller model works well for us. It might be something to consider given the space constraints.

Last edited by BigJim; 10-18-2014 at 02:16 PM. Reason: Link removed
MaryAguila is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2014, 02:15 PM   #15
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 5
Rewards Points: 12
Default

Kitchen Remodel In SoCal


Kitchen remod's are the ideal time to correct any issues of waiting for hot water. Having convenient hot water after completing a project is like iceing on the cake and really adds to one's feeling of accomplishment especially if you'd come accustom to waiting more than 30 seconds each time hot water was needed. Be aware that water smart dishwashers require "hot" water to be readily available during washer operations. Not having hot water at the ready can result in undissolved soap and less than clean dishes. This sight is loaded with information on hot water readiness solutions. I highly recommend searching "hot water siphoning+hot water circulator" before finalizing on a product.

Advertisement

DIY4WIFE is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
kitchen remodel... color question(s) Rkn Interior Decorating 11 02-01-2013 11:58 AM
Kitchen remodel leiona Project Showcase 251 10-04-2012 10:58 AM
Kitchen remodel and venting joeh Plumbing 5 12-17-2011 07:38 PM
Unintended kitchen remodel Itsdanf Project Showcase 191 06-14-2010 12:23 PM
Kitchen remodel; ductwork pinkertonpv HVAC 3 02-18-2009 04:03 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts