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Old 02-21-2012, 03:22 PM   #46
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:53 AM   #47
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Oh great, you did it by yourself?
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:50 AM   #48
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Well not much of an update on my house. Been tearing out all the old nails, pieces on the floor/ceiling and old trim work upstairs in the last few pics I posted.

But I have been working at my parents as they are getting new granite counter tops put in.

A pic I took of their house this fall that I liked and it shows my flagpole.


Their kitchen. The microwave that is hanging under the cabinet is brand new. There use to be an exhaust fan for the oven there. The oven will still be going back underneath it. In one of the pics you can see how the old microwave just sat on the counter top next to the refrigerator. They bought a new refrigerator and stove also that's in the garage.


There is a decorative piece that goes under the bar so its all finished under their.


There use to be a desk where the two tall pantry cabinets are when they moved in but it was a weird place for it so we took them out. With the new granite they didn't want the pantry door opening into it so I moved the pantries over and will be puttign a finished wood piece in between the cabinets.


Had to build up the corner as all they had was little pieces of wood under the old counter top but I wanted it strong for the granite.


Also had to do the same behind the lazy susan.


I found a bunch of writing in the corner from when they built the house which was pretty neat. Has all the names of who built the house, did the plumbing, cabinets, etc.


That is about the way a lot of people think who build or remodel.

Looking good. Question, are you going to put a lazy susan in the dead corner also?
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Old 08-14-2012, 04:56 PM   #49
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Well I've been slacking in updates

Parents kitchen...

At my parents kitchen the original owners/builders had the stove gas line coming up from the basement into the wall and then out to the stove. I didn't like that as if there was a ever a leak for any reason then it would fill the wall before you knew it. So I ran it up from the floor instead. Also had to relocate a receptacle for the stove.




Their new stove and refrigerator.



Put a light above the small counter. My mom has her mixer there so it helps.



And my flag light.


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Back to my house. Got the upstairs mostly stripped and found out there was no insulation. There was just like aluminum type foil covering the walls/studs. The walls are not wet, there's like paper on a lot of them I need to tear off. Still have no clue how I am going to rebuild the room/rooms. Ill have to get the dimensions and see if anyone has any ideas.





The view out the upstairs window looking to the side.



Just one of the more loads of junk I took.


Driving to the gym one day I saw a huge white thing in the ditch. Turned around and went back to find this.
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Got my parents kitchen pretty much done. Ripped all the old linoleum and underlayment up (I think there was a million staples, lol). And then had carpet put down (yes carpet, though its industrial stuff). My dad really wanted it as they had it their old kitchen and he really liked it. My mom got all her appliances and my dad got his carpet. If they don't like it in five years my mom said shes tearing it up, lol.

Trying to find a stainless steel front for the dishwasher or ill have to make one. They never use it so they really don't want to spend the money on one at least right now. They remodeled the kitchen in their old house and the dishwasher still had the papers in it when they sold it. Plus most ones they've looked at have had a lot of negative reviews, so why pay $500+ for a piece of junk.










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So they looked at a bunch of dishwashers as they weren't sure if they wanted a new one or just or my to make a cover for the old one. They never use the dishwasher so they would be just paying for it to sit there and look nice, lol. But everyone they looked at, I looked up and it had bad reviews. So why not take it out and put a cabinet in its place? Yes it would have been easier/nicer to do it before the carpet or counter top went it but why make it that easy? lol. I had to cut the bottom of the cabinet off to slid it in and then shim it up to get it correct. If they ever decide they want a dishwasher again or want to sell it they can just unbolt the cabinet from the bottom and slide a dishwasher in. I left all the water and electrical hookups so it would be no problem.

Also the cabinet will darken over time so it will blend in to the rest. The other cabinets I've installed looked the same when I put them in but over time the darken up and are the same color. Its not that noticeable, camera makes it look worse.

Before...


Now



Then the next project.

On the peninsula behind the lazy susan was just an empty space...


And my mom had the cupboard next to the stove packed full of cookie sheets/trays so I thought the empty space behind the lazy susan would be a perfect place for another slim cupboard to store some of those. So I build a floor in the empty space along with a back wall piece. I also put a piece of wood on the wall so the pans are sliding on the wall on the inside. I may hinge the door the other way though its not that big of a deal, just have to decide before I drill for the knob. I just didn't want the knob slamming in to the wall every time you open it. Yes the colors are way off. The piece on the end is way to dark but that was the stuff they gave me when I went to have them match the cabinet colors. I need to take it off along with the door and work on getting the color to blend better with the original cabinets.

What it original looked like...


And now...

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I really wanted a one piece tub/shower just for the fact that there is no caulk joints or anything to worry about. And I didn't want to tile as if I ever rent the house its just one more thing to worry about. I just had to make sure all the door ways were 36" to get in in. Luckily the door to the outside off the living room was 36". But the opening to the bathroom wasn't so I just tore the casing out and will replace it with all new stuff which I really wanted to do anyways.

This is what it use to look like.


To the right of the new tub/shower where it is open now is where the toilet use to be. I put the tub on that wall to really open the bathroom up.


Where the small piece of board is on the ground is where the vanity is going to go to. It will be a 42" one as I figure I would rather have more counter space in case there's ever a girl living with me or here, lol.


Also to the right of the tub/shower I am going to box the bottom in as you won't be able to get to it because the toilets in the way. About 1/4-1/2 way up I am going to put shelves to the ceiling.

I rebuilt the vent pipe as it was outside the wall before so now I won't have to worry about it. Also tore down the old ceiling or lack there off and rebuilt it.



I also rebuilt some of the copper pipe in the basement.



My mess from today.


Hopefully I will have updates most everyday this week.
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Today's update. How the day started.



Lunch break.




And finished for the day.




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Put in the drain and all the copper pipe for the shower today. Built up the space behind the shower which I will put shelves in for like towels and stuff as there is no closet. Also put one more coat on the walls. Ordered my tile at lunch which will be here in about a week. I found a really nice vanity but its going to take 4 or so weeks as they have to order it. Hopefully by then ill have the rest of the house insulated and drywall put up so it will be all coming together.





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Well I am most likely going to be adding a bathroom upstairs. I had originally planned on it but my bank account was going down fast with other projects. But I might as well do it how I want to first, even if I just plumb and rough it in for now.

Got a lot done today. I didn't have my regular camera so these pics aren't the greatest. Starting out.



Making progress.




Half of the old insulation down. What a mess and fun time that was, lol.


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How they did the old roof.


All the old insulation and today's junk.




I've been trying to figure out how to do the bathroom/closet and bedroom now. Someone was nice enough to draw up a few ideas for me. Just thinking about how I'd place a bed in some of them (queen or king). Probably go with option 3 or the similar.

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