Archive for April, 2011


New Update: New Kitchen in Progress

April 20, 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
# 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
# Pick out and purchase a sink
# Pick out and purchase a faucet
# 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

Still to do:
# Vent range hood through roof
# Install back splash (we’ve picked it out yay!)
# Install new baseboard molding

We didn’t originally plan to replace all the windows but I think we’re going to end up doing that.