Kitchen remodel: The painting is complete

Duane and Josiah, our new painter friends, finished up the painting for the remodel yesterday. It completely changed the appearance of the entire main floor of the house. Lorena was ecstatic with the result which the only measure of success. We have really enjoyed eating lunch with the painters every day and we will miss … Continue reading Kitchen remodel: The painting is complete

Kitchen remodel: The painting has started

The painting started early in the week, but has proceeded in small steps. The windows were sanded, primer coat was applied, there was more sanding, etc., etc. Hopefully this phase will be complete by the end of the weekend. We have not, as yet, seen the actually color that was selected except for the ceilings … Continue reading Kitchen remodel: The painting has started

Kitchen remodel: Cabinet glass and drawer pulls

Things are spinning back up again. Today, Mark put glass in the cabinets that needed them and add drawer pulls to the already installed cabinet door pulls. He also plans to have the stove hood up and working (with a little more work required for some flashing and other things when he comes back. Wednesday, … Continue reading Kitchen remodel: Cabinet glass and drawer pulls

Kitchen remodel: Semigloss hardwood floor

Work inches forward on the remodel. We found some pretty serious defects in the floor, so the floor guy came back, fixed the defects, did something called “refill” and then put a coat of semi-gloss finish. Lorena was ecstatic with the finish. She liked the previous matte, but likes this much better. Next week we … Continue reading Kitchen remodel: Semigloss hardwood floor

Kitchen remodel: The tedious finish work–door handles and alignments

We had a great time with Mark here yesterday. He did a lot of finish work on the kitchen including the adding of three missing can lights in the ceiling, undercabinet lights, cabinet door alignment and the placement of all the cabinet door pulls. He put the stove hood in his van when he headed … Continue reading Kitchen remodel: The tedious finish work–door handles and alignments

Kitchen remodel: Mark does lots of little things

Our contractor, Mark P. came today and got a lot of finish work done. He looked at a couple of issues with the floor, installed the floor vents, and decided to bring the floor guy back for about a half days work. The floor vents are beautiful. In addition, Mark adjusted all the cabinet doors … Continue reading Kitchen remodel: Mark does lots of little things

Kitchen remodel: We have water and all the faucets

This morning, the plumber and his son showed up at 8:00 AM on the dot to plumb all the faucets and the dishwasher. We were very pleased with the work. Right now it seems like the work is proceeding inch by inch. After the plumber left, the granite guy came back to drill another hole … Continue reading Kitchen remodel: We have water and all the faucets

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