Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Renovations

A few before pictures
The kitchen was covered in old tongue and groove panels with a bizarre islandish bar thing sticking out in the middle of the room. First thing was to rip it out and open up the wall into the living room......
Underneath the paneling was original plaster which had to be cut out. I saved what plaster I could but certain walls had to be completely torn out, as below.. Had to hang new sheetrock on the ceiling as well as most of the walls..... Ran new lights (5 cans,1 ceiling fan, and a bar light), built two pantries on a wall where there formally was 2 old non-working wondows, moved back door and replaced it with a new one, moved window and replaced it with a bigger, new one, made a permanent built in cat door.....
Crown molding then came next....
Then the cabinets arrived....
Then the install of the cabinets (thanks Bob!)
Then the paint goes up.....
...oh yeah, and hung a microwave...
Then the floors went in...
This is about all the photos I have now but there's a lot more to see. The counter tops have been in- stalled and the floor, for the most part, is finished. I'll post more when time permits but for now, here's a fairly dramatic before and after comparison...