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  1. #1
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    Default Kitchen remodel!

    I am in the middle of a kitchen remodel! So far so good.
    Here is kitchen before:
    http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/a...n/predemo1.jpg
    The demo'd everything. Rewired and reinsulated.
    http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/a...demowindow.jpg
    Put walls and ceilings back.
    http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/a...n/Ceiling1.jpg
    I now have a floor! The walls turned out more yellow than I anticipated (color was in the white family!) but I like it and think it will look good once the cabinets are in.
    http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/a...n/HPIM0511.jpg
    Cabinets should come on Monday. Appliances (black) on Wednesday. Measuring for countertop on Friday.

    It will be nice not to try to manage with just a fridge, microwave and bathroom sink!



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    More pics!

    Nothing "funner" than a kitchen redo, except possibly a new bathroom.

    I spent 6 weeks doing dishes in the bathtub with the fridge & microwave in my DR.
    Fun times....
    But SO worth it!
    *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
    Steppin' Out 1988-2004
    Hey Vern! 1982-2009
    Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009



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    I like the wall color with your tile. Looks very pretty.



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    Yeah, not much more to show right now. Have pictures with walls with insulation showing. Then taped new drywall. Now the current yellow box with new tile floor.
    Nice to floor shop with a guy who gets what its like to have animals. When I said "dog friendly, easy care" he went through the shop saying "Nope, too light, too slippery..." Happily, I still love the tile I chose - grey base with swirls and flecks of white and brown. Together with dark grout it should hide messes well!



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    It almost looks like my kitchen wall color, which is really yellow though...I have it paired with a roasted pepper red though. The cabinets look so good on it: unfinished oak cabinets I stained pecan and varnished.
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    Dark grout is the best. We completely remodeled a falling apart, 100 year old house this summer. I chose this tile with dirt-colored grout.

    http://www.homedepot.com/Flooring-Fl...&storeId=10051

    It's been great with my three dogs. My floor has never "looked" cleaner!



  7. #7
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    How exciting! We completely gutted our kitchen last summer and got new everything (well, except for the fridge). I had a hard time, as I am no good at visualizing what anything will look like, but it all came together better than I thought! It really was so worth it! I did a photo log, so that we could monitor the whole process:

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...2&l=4ac275644a

    Hope yours turns out great too!



  8. #8
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    One tip is that you should make sure the bottom cabinet inside 90 degree corner bottoms above the kick plate are boarded over before installation (it's really hard to do after) on all cabinet bottoms so vermin, bugs, and household pets don't use it for a highway. Most cabinets in bathrooms have this too. If you look under the corner bottom you'll see there's a substantial hole, and I can't believe they don't seal it up at the builder's.

    We discovered this awful fact when a friend's cat kept disappearing in her kitchen, and then we all noticed a huge fur ball caught on the cabinet bottom where the corner joint is.
    You can't fix stupid-Ron White



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