Archive for February, 2011


Update: New Kitchen in Progress

February 22, 2011

A short list of what we’ve already accomplished in the kitchen:

# Remove paneling in breakfast nook space
# Replace R-7 insulation in outside walls with higher R value insulation
# Hang new drywall
# Learn how to tape and mud
# Pull down the ceiling
# Hang new drywall on the ceiling
# Resurface ceiling with Behr Sand Paint
# Paint ceiling and walls with Kilz primer
# Paint walls with Behr Ultra Aged Parchment
# Get new appliances (stove, dishwasher and refrigerator)
# Add two new electrical outlets to outside wall
# Pick up granite samples and decide on a pattern
# Pull down pantry cabinet to relocate electrical outlet that’s in the pantry (weird location)
# Move upper cabinet left of the sink to align it with the sink.
# Pack up kitchen (wasn’t as bad as I thought)
# Pick out, purchase and install new pendant lighting
# New cabinets install – Note: 6 doors were ordered incorrectly the first time and are coming soon so I’ll post photos when the cabinets are finished.

Still to do:

# Pick out and purchase a sink (have some ideas)
# Pick out and purchase a faucet (have some ideas)
# Replace breakfast nook window and re-frame wall
# Custom build a booth style table in the breakfast nook
# Pick out, purchase and install new range hood
# Pick out, purchase and install new 3 inch can lights
# Pick out, purchase and install back splash
# Install new baseboard molding

This list is getting smaller! Woohoo!


Kitchen: During Construction

February 12, 2011

Here are some shots during construction.


Kitchen: Before

February 8, 2011

This is what our kitchen looked like when we bought the home. These shots were taken during the inspection.


Some Snow

February 2, 2011

Just a little snow.