|Kitchen window--improper header|
|Kitchen door-NO header|
|Sink wall--original entrance into the basement/dungeon/cellar|
We had to plastic over the sink wall since it opened to the basement/ dungeon/ cellar. The smell is awful. It is a combination of mildew and musty stagnant air. We have fans going but it is killing my allergies. The odoban will go on this weekend. That should go a long way to get rid of the 132 years of funk...yuck!!
After careful inspection we decided not to pull the ceiling down. There is a layer of insulating acoustical tiles glued onto the what we are assuming is plaster. We have checked the integrity and everything is solid. Of course there is also the possibility those tiles contain asbestos. Not something we want to mess with...ever!
The hubbs and my step-dad did a little exploration to located the ceiling studs and marked them. The glued tiles will be wiped down with TSP and then some bleach, allowed to dry before installing the drywall over the existing ceiling. 3-31/2 in screws will hold everything nice and tight.
Of course this blew my lighting plan to install recessed lights. Instead we will go with a track light system. The trick is for me to find something not ugly, not expensive and not overly modern. The existing junction box will remain in the current location. There will be a minimal of poking around to run a switch. It appears the beam run east-west and so does the existing wire. The switch will be located on the sink wall closest to the entry.
|Lowe's Portfolio 6 light Bushed Nickel|
|Home Depot Hampton Bay Flex Steel|
Here's my list from my earlier kitchen remodel post with some additions/ modifications
Finish tearing out the plaster and lathe on the North wall Cut out the wall boards in the sink area to remove mold. It appears to be contained in a few spots. Decided to do a complete tear out Patch/ repair the remaining 2 walls. Possibly skim coat. Decided to do a complete tear out
- Build temporary supports for new headers over door and window.
- Bleach and Odo-Ban the walls and ceiling, allow to dry.
- Possibly Kilz the walls.
- Cut out a 2 foot by 8 foot floor section (sink area)
- Sister the joist beams and shim where the floor slopes
Determine if sill plate needs repairedDamage is minimal-yay! Install a floor jack on North-East corner--where the the sill plate is water damaged
- Move the stove outlet from floor to the wall and update to a new receptacle
- Install necessary outlet for gas hookup (no connection to line, preparing in advance for stove replacement)--Maybe--checking on requirements
- Lay a new subfloor
- Replace, update and attach the outlet to a stud on east wall
- Add 1-2 new receptacle(s) to the east wall (window wall)
Move junction box, update andwire in a wall switch for the ceiling fixture. Retain original location and use track lighting.
- Replace the window
- Attach furring strips to the exterior walls (North and East) to bump out the depth
- Insulate and seal. minimize any possible cracks, leaks or vermin/bug/ draft entry points
- Drywall, mud, tape, prime and paint