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Posted: 9/15/2004 5:57:17 AM EST
We bought this house 2 years ago and from day 1 my wife wanted a new kitchen. It took a couple of years but it is almost complete. (I still have to put a new floor down).

Involved a lot of sheetrock/wall repair work, moving electrical and phone lines, plumbing, moving refrigerator water source, and painting.

Here are the before and after pics of the kitchen. Probably have done just in time to get transferred somewhere else. Hope not.








Link Posted: 9/15/2004 5:59:02 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 6:00:52 AM EST
Nice place to clean you cosmoline covered old rifles!
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 6:00:55 AM EST
Great job!
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 6:01:52 AM EST
wow, that really cleanes up the look of it.

Not that it was bad, but I bet you can cook some shit now.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 6:03:18 AM EST
That is a great job..................... wish I had builder skills.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 6:08:29 AM EST

Originally Posted By cyanide:
That is a great job..................... wish I had builder skills.



I am one of those guys who knows enough to be dangerous. Lord knows I have been shocked electrically enough times.

I did the tear out and sheetrock work.
Hired an electrician to put in a 50 amp breaker for the range. (Had 2 separate 30-amps for the ovens and stovetop). I did all other electrical work.
I hired a carpenter to help install the cabinets. I worked with him.
Countertop was installed by the stone company.
I did all the plumbing.
Wife did all wallpaper tear off and painting.
Wife and I will be doing the tile floor (this will be a late fall early winter project)
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 6:11:54 AM EST
Where in Ohio are you?

Who did the stone countertops? Were they expensive?
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 6:14:43 AM EST
Same messy fridge, though!

Just kidding! Great work- you can be proud!
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 6:15:05 AM EST

Originally Posted By illigb:
Where in Ohio are you?

Who did the stone countertops? Were they expensive?



I am in Toledo.

Cannot answer cost of counter top....yet...but you have just given me a perfect lead-in for my 500th post which will be a new topic and a CONTEST.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 6:15:16 AM EST

Originally Posted By LABLOVER:

Originally Posted By cyanide:
That is a great job..................... wish I had builder skills.



I am one of those guys who knows enough to be dangerous. Lord knows I have been shocked electrically enough times.

I did the tear out and sheetrock work.
Hired an electrician to put in a 50 amp breaker for the range. (Had 2 separate 30-amps for the ovens and stovetop). I did all other electrical work.
I hired a carpenter to help install the cabinets. I worked with him.
Countertop was installed by the stone company.
I did all the plumbing.
Wife did all wallpaper tear off and painting.
Wife and I will be doing the tile floor (this will be a late fall early winter project)




/nelson

HA- HA you have to tile!

j/k I hate tiliing good luck with you.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 6:15:45 AM EST
You did a nice job.

I did notice one thing, while the kitchen got cleaner, and beautiful looking - your refridge took a turn for the worse. All the magnets and papers!
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 6:18:59 AM EST

Originally Posted By LABLOVER:
We bought this house 2 years ago and from day 1 my wife wanted a new kitchen. It took a couple of years but it is almost complete. (I still have to put a new floor down).

Involved a lot of sheetrock/wall repair work, moving electrical and phone lines, plumbing, moving refrigerator water source, and painting.

Here are the before and after pics of the kitchen. Probably have done just in time to get transferred somewhere else. Hope not.

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img.photobucket.com/albums/v106/Diamondman/Kitchen/k6.jpg
img.photobucket.com/albums/v106/Diamondman/Kitchen/k7.jpg
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WTFOVER?

That is exactly the same as my new kitchen, same layout, appliances, colors, faucet, counter tops, pull out drawers etc!!! Looks great!

BTW, a glock 23 fits nicely ontop of the highest cabinets out of normal peoples reach.



Link Posted: 9/15/2004 6:20:00 AM EST
Sweet...it's nice when someone shows pictures of work completed at home...


I'd really like to see some bathroom projects
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 6:23:09 AM EST
will post some of my "little" kitchen project- now 6 months in the making holy crap what a nightmare!

I too have the mag light standing vertically in my new area!
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 6:29:13 AM EST
Countertop looks great.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 6:40:16 AM EST
Damn THat looks great
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 6:41:43 AM EST

Holy crap. I had the same crappy melomine
doors that you had. I replaced them all with
maple fronts.

I still have to put in a new countertop and
replace the base cabinets. Did you have to
replace the base cabinets, or did you just
put new doors on?

Nice granite countertop - a bit too rich for
my simple condo. I'm going with the el
cheapo laminate from Home Depot (which
will look 10000% better than the 1970
era woodgrain countertop that I have now).

Looks like we even have the same paper
towel holder.

Great job! Hope mine turns out as well as
your's has.


Link Posted: 9/15/2004 6:50:15 AM EST
Very nice. Went through all that stuff with our first house. It was like 80 years old. Had the plaster and lathe on the walls, no insulation, no heat on the second floor and a hot water heater that you had to go down to the basement to light (and you had better remember to go back and turn it off)
Took us close to fifteen years to do it all over. When we built (had built) our new house in PA. 6 yrs.ago I told my wife she could have anything she wanted in any color she wanted as long as I got a full basement and a least a few acres of property. I'm not going through that again.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 6:56:38 AM EST
An awesome impovement! Those cabinets look really nice.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 7:00:21 AM EST
you ready to come do my kitchen now???

What kind of tile will you be putting in for the floor?
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 7:05:57 AM EST
Are your new cabinets Thomasville or American Woodmark?

I am in the middle of doing the same thing to my kitchen. We went with Thomasville, and haven't regretted it.

Very nice work, BTW.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 7:17:07 AM EST
Show us your kitchen and offer no food or beverage is just rude!





Looks Good!


Samuel
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 8:06:57 AM EST

Originally Posted By AZ_Hi_Desert:
Are your new cabinets Thomasville or American Woodmark?

I am in the middle of doing the same thing to my kitchen. We went with Thomasville, and haven't regretted it.

Very nice work, BTW.



American Woodmark.

Thomasville is a great name, and I imagine pricier. I remember salivating over Thomasville when we needed a new bedroom suite. Ended up with Bassett. Still nice, but less money.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 8:11:25 AM EST
Did you buy your faucets from home depot?
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 8:13:38 AM EST
Very nice work. I wish I had the skills or even the guts to do some work to my kitchen.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 8:14:16 AM EST

Originally Posted By Stormtrooper:
Did you buy your faucets from home depot?



Lowes....I think Price Pfister
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 8:21:43 AM EST
Really looks nice. The kitchen is my last major project on my house-overhaul. Skills aren't the problem... money is. For the time being I tiled the floor (which means now I have to work around that). Your cabinets and countertop look awesome.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 8:28:08 AM EST

Originally Posted By LABLOVER:

Originally Posted By cyanide:
That is a great job..................... wish I had builder skills.



I am one of those guys who knows enough to be dangerous. Lord knows I have been shocked electrically enough times.

I did the tear out and sheetrock work.
Hired an electrician to put in a 50 amp breaker for the range. (Had 2 separate 30-amps for the ovens and stovetop). I did all other electrical work.
I hired a carpenter to help install the cabinets. I worked with him.
Countertop was installed by the stone company.
I did all the plumbing.
Wife did all wallpaper tear off and painting.
Wife and I will be doing the tile floor (this will be a late fall early winter project)



Very smart on the countertop.I do granite solid surface as well as higher end kitchens.Gets expensive real fast if you have a boo-boo.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 8:29:19 AM EST
Forgot to say looks like a nice job.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 8:32:42 AM EST
Nice job. How long did it take? You are very brave to undertake such a masive project in a kitchen. My kitchen is probably one of the most heavilied used rooms in my house.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 8:39:08 AM EST
would have liked granite or solid surface- could not affort the 5X price of std.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 8:40:49 AM EST
Nice work looks totally updated!

I didn't see aa addition of a weapons locker though?

MT
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