Kitchen Gut and Remodel (4 months, nights and weekends, old project)

Kitchen Gut and Remodel (4 months, nights and weekends, old project)

Completed project first! Four month project start to finish (nights and weekends)
Old kitchen — things to accomplish:
Remove arch
New cabinets that go closer to the 9 foot ceilings
New countertops
Combine "breakfast nook" and kitchen into one room
New flooring
Remove door to deck and window and replace with french doors
Remove pantry
The pantry/fridge/bartop area
The door and window to the deck that will be removed
Inside the pantry wall that was to be removed was the sewer pipe that serviced the upstairs bathrooms. It had to be moved to the other wall to completely remove the pantry
I wasn't expecting metal studs in this arch addition
Bar top and arch have been removed, you can see here the different floor styles in the old first floor. There were a total of 4 different floorings on the first floor, all were removed from the entire first floor and moved to a uniform flooring.
Upper cabinets down, some hardwood flooring ripped up.
I kept all of the trash in the garage so I didn't have a dumpster in my driveway for 4 months. All trash was accumulated in the garage then the dumpster came in for 1 day and everything was moved from the garage to the dumpster at once.
This is when I decided that
1) some of the pre-existing drywall needed to be replaced
2) I was going to switch to green-board behind the cabinets/sink/dishwasher
3) The floor vent in the kitchen had to be moved (more on that later)
Mold drywall removed, all flooring gone. Tape out for the new island. Drywall in the back corner to cover the new sewer pipe to the second floor.
Remove ceiling to install new recessed lights (low lighting was a huge issue in the old kitchen). Remove the door and window to the deck. Install one temporary 2×4 to make sure the top floor doesn't come down.
The work area.
More demo behind the new fridge location (right of picture).
New french door location from the deck
This thing was heavy!
New header installed, starting to form the studs for the new wall section.
House wrap outside
Doors installed.
Greenboard up
Drywall where the old door used to be
Looks great! Now I just have to fill in the siding.
I think the final garbage pile.
Last screw!
New siding installed. This stuff will destroy a saw blade, I probably should have got a special blade but I didn't have too much to cut.
All the way around.
Buy matching paint and do it.
Best idea ever. Pay somebody to tape and hang ceiling drywall. 9 foot ceilings suck.
All the lights, there are recessed lights and 3 boxes for hanging lights over the island.
Installing crown molding
1) looks nicer
2) prevents having to drywall and cut in all ceiling corners.
Crown molding done, lights installed, paint on the wall.
Crown in the living room, the popcorn ceiling was also scraped in this room.
Pay someone to install the flooring.
Done!
Blank kitchen. Looks so big with nothing in it.
Retile half bath.
Grout it
Cabinets are here! Cabinets came from Kitchen Resource Direct (well it used to be that – www.cabinets.com/bronson-maple-bright-white-chocolate-glaze.html). They had a designer that you send room dimensions to and they help you design the entire kitchen with all of the extra panels you need. Then they create a card for you and you pay.
Looks great.
Install time lapse (2 days total)
Install time lapse (2 days total)
Install time lapse (2 days total)
Install time lapse (2 days total)
Close up of new fridge surround
Cabinets, laser level, microwave spot, stove gas line
So part of the mold came from the fact that the vent just vented into the base of the cabinet under the sink in the old kitchen, so I decided to move the vent to island away from the water. This is the modification of the toe kick to accept the vent (added bracing to the back and nailed the vent to the toe kick. Then just converted to the 8" circular vent.
Jigsaw a hole to get the vent contraption to the basement.
Drill some holes in the decorative toe kick.
Move cabinet leveling
Back of island. Trash compactor, wine fridge and all the cabinets.
Other side.
Test fit for the sink.
Fridge surround done with cabinet depth fridge installed.
Power inside the island for the compactor and wine fridge.
More power.
Bracing for panel installation.
Beadboard cover up and decorative baseboard installed.
Filler piece for the corner where the new sewer pipe was installed. You can see the jut out in the ceiling where the pipe is installed.
Mostly done.
Temporary counter top, fridge side and the test hangers for the over countertop lights. We needed to figure out the side and drop down of the lights so we made cardboard hangers to test with.
Undersink with the super duty garbage disposal installed.
Close, close. Waiting on the replacement side panel they forgot to ship on the left cabinet from the fridge.
Decorative side panels installed with just silicone on the back.
Drawer side of the island.
Test lights and new height of the top cabinets (they are 42" tall).
Sink/dishwasher side.
Get someone to install counter tops. They are quartz.
Install, install. Drop down lights confirmed and installed.
The best sink ever (www.amazon.com/dp/B002DVPVBW/ref=pe_385040_30332190_TE_M3T1_ST1_dp_1) we love the one tub and how deep it is.
Countertops
More countertops
And more.
Showing the details of where the backsplash will be.
Had to frame out the window so the new backsplash had something to run into. The previous window was just a simple inset drywall surround.
Details
Install moldings on the window and get the custom walnut island countertop installed (www.blocktop.net/). Pictured is bare wood, it was finished with a high quality polyurethane.
Install tile back drop.
Looks cool.
Added a support under the wood since the overhang is like 2 feet.
All done!
Island side
From the front hall.
Fridge side.
Source : mweber26 from Reddit