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msmith5554 05-12-2012 05:48 PM

Renovation Project: New Kitchen - Ongoing
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We have just started a complete kitchen remodel. 2 wall taken down and everything moved. I am acting as GC and have some of the work, but found it cost efficient to hire skilled guys where I'm not comfortable. I'll try and load as many pics as I can. My project has a budget of 40 to 45 k. And love doing this kind of stuff.

twostuds 05-17-2012 01:44 AM

Looks like a great start. Should be a fantastic kitchen on that budget.

BigJim 05-17-2012 09:18 AM

That is a pretty good span, have you checked to see if that is a load bearing wall?

msmith5554 05-17-2012 10:10 AM

it was and a beam has been recessed in the ceiling

msmith5554 05-17-2012 10:16 AM

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Some more pics. Main wall came down today. this opening was only 4 ft when we started. we made it 13 ft. I installed (2) 14x1.75 micro lam beams in this space to support the ceiling. it is supported by 3 cripple studs on each side. (engineer) only wanted 2 and I didn't think that was enough, so I added 1

msmith5554 05-17-2012 10:32 AM

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heres a pic of the main beam from the inside of the kitchen

msmith5554 06-22-2012 11:53 PM

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Here's the finished product. There are a lot more pics in the renovation section.

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BigJim 06-23-2012 07:36 AM

That looks great, I like the toe kicks, I have never liked the plain kicks. What type of floor did you install?

msmith5554 06-24-2012 03:30 PM

Jim, its called Burnt Barnwood. its an engineered harwood floor. 5 in plank. its made in the USA and offered thru ours is glued down. We looked at hundreds of diff eng floors, and almost went with true 3/4 inch thick hardwoods because I couldn't find any that really felt like real wood floors. Then I finally found these. I am so happy with them.

And as for the toe kicks, We saw those in a magazine and really liked the looked. We had to put the floors down first because of the detail at the bottom of the cabinets, but the clean look I think is better than a floor guy having to cut around all that stuff.


BigJim 06-24-2012 09:28 PM

Your kitchen really came together great, the floor is beautiful, thanks for letting us know the type they are. I know you and your family will enjoy your kitchen for years to come.

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