Kitchen remodel: Sanding the old hardwood floor

The installation of the hardwood floor was completed yesterday. You can see the pictures here and if you notice in both pictures, just to the left of the newly installed floor is the old floor with somewhat of a yellow tint to it. Those old floors are being sanded today so when the new Swedish … Continue reading Kitchen remodel: Sanding the old hardwood floor

Kitchen remodel: Unfinished living room hardwood floor

The installation of the floor in the living room was completed today. Notice the Brazilian Cherry from around the red oak center. The red oak, actually is the same as the previously installed floor you can see at the left (bottom) edge of the image. Because the old floor still has its finish on it … Continue reading Kitchen remodel: Unfinished living room hardwood floor

Kitchen remodel: Lights and hardwood floor install

There were quite a few parallel efforts going on yesterday at the remodel. The old window to the covered patio was removed and a door frame was put in its place. The electrician placed fifteen can lights in the ceiling on three switches to give us the bright kitchen we wanted. The hardwood floor work … Continue reading Kitchen remodel: Lights and hardwood floor install

Kitchen remodel: Electrical gets started

Yesterday, Mark brought in his electrician who removed most of the drywall in the kitchen to adjust and augment the electrical infrastructure. The found the control panel for the telephone wiring. Normally we would not be interested in that at all because we have not had a land line for over a decade. Sadly, though, … Continue reading Kitchen remodel: Electrical gets started

Kitchen remodel: Starting on plumbing, gas, and the floor

Mark kicked off a lot more work today on the kitchen. He found a place to position the propane tank, roughed in the plumbing for the kitchen and got the hardwood floor guy going. Tomorrow, the electrician will start. I think there must be two phases of these things. My sense is that their is … Continue reading Kitchen remodel: Starting on plumbing, gas, and the floor

Kitchen remodel: Tape outline of island and dining room space

Our friends Bob and Gena E. went over to the house yesterday to see how the work was going and reported that Mark cleaned up and left the place spotless (Thank you Mark, Bob and Gena!). I do not know whether it is a normal part of the process to put down a tape outline … Continue reading Kitchen remodel: Tape outline of island and dining room space

Kitchen remodel: Tearing up the floor in the living room

Here are three late arriving images of the demolition of the floor in the living room. I know, that is not technically the kitchen, but there was a trip risk going from the kitchen into the living room because of the step up and it is all one big open room and floor. The first … Continue reading Kitchen remodel: Tearing up the floor in the living room