Alright guys. I have started my kitchen remodel. This is pretty overwhelming at this point. My house is officially in shambles and I am busting my hump trying to get my kitchen back functional again. I will start with a quick rundown of the "master plan."
Install new wood floor that runs into the dining room at an angle. Paint kitchen cabinets and walls, remove soffits and install recessed lighting. Build custom island to house cooktop and custom cabinet for the corner to house the wall oven that I already have.
Doesn't sound like a lot, but this is a lot of work for one dude who works slow. We are expecting a baby in mid march so I gotta get this project hustlin'. Started out by removing the carpet from dining room and the first layer of subfloor from the kitchen. The old linoleum was so well glued I couldn't remove it.
I cut and removed the old linoleum, subfloor/luan combo which was a real treat. My back still hurts (literally) a week later. I have new CDX ply put down now. The subfloor didn't turn out perfectly flat which I am worried about. I feathered out about 1/8" at the transition from kitchen to dining room (not in these pictures) back about 24" so I am hoping it lays out okay.
I am using brazillian cherry shorts that I bought dirt cheap at lumber liquidators. I think I paid .50 sq/ft? Well there is a reason for that.. they aren't all perfectly the same width apparently. My table saw will make short work of that though. Figure it either costs ya time or money. This is unfinished 3/4" planks that are about a foot long. I am going to have a pro come in and do the sanding and possibly the finishing depending on time frame and available funds.
I did my foyer in the same wood and there was some gapping that I can't live with in my kitchen.. hence the tablesaw idea. I have not ripped down the flooring yet so there is none nailed down. I am REALLY hoping to be done nailing down floor by the end of this weekend.
Here is where we are at!
On to the pictures;