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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.

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The New Message Center

March 18, 2011

Our mail was always ending up in the kitchen on the counters. We were in serious need of an alternative. Here’s what we decided on. Pottery Barn’s message center. Love it!!

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Everything AND the Kitchen Sink

March 17, 2011

Figuring out what kind of kitchen sink to buy was no easy task but it’s done. Here’s the winning sink:

Now for finding the perfect faucet. I have to admit this has been fun!!!

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Kitchen Progress

March 17, 2011

This past weekend we bought and installed a new window at the end of the kitchen in the breakfast nook space. I cannot wait to finish the drywall now!

We also ordered our range hood which should be coming this week.

Progress is very good!

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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!

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Kitchen: During Construction

February 12, 2011

Here are some shots during construction.

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Kitchen: Before

February 8, 2011

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