|So--that could be a problem|
There was a lot of this...
|The hubbs (left) and my step-dad discussing the sanding strategy|
|The hubbs holding the countertop in place while my brother-in-law uses a belt sander to sand down to the scribe marks|
|You can see the blocking in the back. The front left corner had a corner block installed. The front right didn't have space for blocking because of the sink placement. After the silicone bead it was clamped overnight.|
|My brother-in-law securing the countertop|
Worth the hassle, dontcha' think?
Look at all the counterspace! I could stretch out and sleep there, haha
|Eventually the toaster oven will go away--to never EVER be used by me again! haha|
|No plumbing connection yet, but the most importantantly there is caffeine!|
|This eventually will be my baking corner|Finish tearing out the plaster and lathe on the North wall-- DONE!! Tear out ceiling--DONE!! 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-- DONE!! 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.-- DONE!! Cut out a 2 foot by 8 foot floor section (sink area)-- DONE!! Sister the joist beams and shim where the floor slopes-- DONE!! Determine if sill plate needs repaired Damage is minimal-yay!-- DONE!! 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- DONE!! Build bump out wall (west wall/ kitchen sink side) to accommodate for out of plumb wall. DONE!! Lay a new subfloor-- DONE!! Replace, update and attach the outlet to a stud on east wall-- DONE!! Add 1-2 new receptacle(s) to the east wall (window wall)--DONE!! Add 1 new receptacle to west wall-DONE!! Purchase recessed light housing and trim kits
DONE!! Order focal/ center light--DONE!! Move center junction box, DONE!! Install recessed lights perimeter of the kitchen (3 on each wall) and install dimmer switch. DONE!! Install/ wire in electric for stove exhaust hood-- DONE!! Replace the window-- DONE!! Insulate and seal. Minimize any possible cracks, leaks or vermin/bug/ draft entry points-IN PROGRESS Electrician inspection-- DONE!! Drywall, mud, tape, prime and paint-- DONE!!
- REPAIR THE EXTERIOR WALL FROM INSTALLING A SMALLER WINDOW--
IN PROGRESSOn hold due to budget and weather. This is now moved to Spring. Install the linoleum -- DONE!! Install plugs and light switches--DONE!! Final electric connection to the breaker-- DONE!! Purchase additional corner cabinet DONE!! Install cabinets-- DONE!! Figure a solution for the 6 inch gap in run of cabinets (stove side)-- DONE! Order remaining counter top (stove side of the kitchen) Order NEW counter tops due to laminate being discontinued-21 days lead timeDONE! Install counter topsDONE!
- Install sink (part of the counter top fabrication) SORTA
- Install garbage disposal
On demand hot water? Maybe???NOPE Order and install stove exhaust hood-- DONE!!
- Paint and install the new entry door On hold due to weather. This is now moved to Spring.
Purchase door hardware-- DONE!!
- Install door hardware, including kick plate On hold due to weather. This is now moved to Spring.
- Add a peephole to the door since it is windowless On hold due to weather. This is now moved to Spring.
- Trim work (doors, the window, baseboards, crown molding and
cabinet toe molding)
- Purchase additional tile for back splash--expanded project (aka scope creep), now need to tile sink aside and food prep/ cook side
Purchase shelves for open shelving storage between wall cabinet and pantry, as well as, above the sink.DONE!
- Install tile back splash
- Install shelves
- Install stove and refrigerator
Purchase end panel for dishwasher installation-- DONE!!
- Purchase and install a dishwasher--IN PROGRESS
Purchaseand install cabinet hardware--IN PROGRESS Purchase ceiling medallion--DONE!
- Install the ceiling medallion and chandelier
Decide on window treatment--DONE!! Orderand SEW fabric for window valance/ curtains/ shade--IN PROGRESS
- Paint mobile island/ cart
- DIY some wall art
- Purchase/ DIY 1 or 2 kitchen stools
- Cook, bake and ENJOY the finished kitchen!