We started the Kitchen project at the end of September 2012. Needing to use the kitchen for a while we started by taking out the wall between the kitchen and diningroom and the ceiling. Leaving the rest in place (the wall to the tvroom was already demo’d from that project).
Before and After (coming soon)!
Aimee and Jason came out to help with plumbing (the bathrooms above the kitchen have to be plumbed before we can redo the kitchen!)
We had this kitchen layout planned but we ended up buying a different fridge (counter depth double wide fridge freezer) so the fridge wall changed. This was the original plan though:
So the first weekend in October we purchased our fridge (off of craigslist add), then bought all our cabinets and counters (put in the order). Time to get serious on this kitchen!
Framing in the kitchen (closing up the old pantry)
Kitchen floor removed, cement board laid.
Demolish hidden stairwell for insulation.
Electrical on outside wall completed
Bumpout framing started
Ductwork for stove vent installed
Finished drywall prep… built bump out wall, re-supported cut joists in floor, removed old pipes and got all firring strips ready for sheetrock.
Finished kitchen electrical, hooked up some lights, sheetrocked! Dad even got all the seams taped for us in the morning.
Final coat of spackle, sanded, primed whole kitchen until 2am Friday night!
Saturday a coat of paint on the ceiling to start the day.
Cabinet installation – base cabinets from corner to dishwasher done on Saturday.
Sunday the base cabinets were finished (except for the broken one that was waiting arrival), and the pantry cabinets above the fridge were started.
Last base cabinet (the replaced one) was installed, ready for counters!
Wired the stove and hood. Installed hte hood and got the first upper cabinets in.
Monday we got upper cabinets all in!
Kitchen plumbing finished. Lights and outlets installed.
Drawer handles and pulls all installed
Installed the panel behind the cabinets.
With Mark’s help Ryan got most of the backsplash tiled friday night and the tile under the stove and dishwasher.
Ryan and Mark got most of the floor tiled on Saturday!
The floor was finished by lunch time on sunday!
Vacation week means lots of house progress!
Tuesday we got some trim done
Finished trim around doors
Thursday we got the fridge installed
Friday the toe kicks for cabinets were installed and backsplash was grouted
We took a break from the kitchen for a long while (7 months) but got back to it finally…
Got the crown primed and painted
Started the crown on the cabinets!
Final wall painting done!
- Paint trim
- Install shoe moldings
- Hookup ice maker
That’s it! We love our kitchen and have been using it since the counters went it 2 years ago!