Kitchen remodel: Texturing and (still) faucet searching

For a non-eventful day, today has been pretty eventful. Yesterday, we realized that the ceiling in our house is really high. Mark and his wall and/or his ceiling texturing guy brought an eight foot ladder to texture the ceiling. It turns out he needed a ten foot ladder. It dawned on us that we would … Continue reading Kitchen remodel: Texturing and (still) faucet searching

Kitchen remodel: Quite a bit complete, but quite a bit left to do

I thought I would try to catch up on the kitchen remodel posts today because I unexpectedly found some breathing room from my day job and side gig. The  kitchen is really starting to look like it is going to look in the end with a couple major items some medium size items and a … Continue reading Kitchen remodel: Quite a bit complete, but quite a bit left to do

Kitchen remodel: Mark, the Electrician and the Tile Guy

  I thought the picture on the left was a great picture of our contractor Mark and his electrician with the ceramic guy in the background. We arrived on Wednesday night while they were still in the house. What a great team of people. It has just been a joy working with Mark and his … Continue reading Kitchen remodel: Mark, the Electrician and the Tile Guy

Kitchen remodel: Hardwood floor with preliminary finish

Mark just sent me these two images of the current state of the hardwood floor. This is not the last of the finish that will go down, but the first two coats. The first image is from the living room looking into the kitchen and the second image is from the kitchen looking into the … Continue reading Kitchen remodel: Hardwood floor with preliminary finish

Kitchen remodel: Starting the drywall (and cutting the lawn)

The drywall started going up today. I guess the floor is not quite finished so that will happen tomorrow and, hopefully, the cabinets will be ready by Friday. In the meantime, I think we started cutting the grass in the nick of time. Mark P. was able to send us this shot of our new … Continue reading Kitchen remodel: Starting the drywall (and cutting the lawn)

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