The Before Shot
How it's gonna look
Cos of this
Dining Room Wall De-Construction:
The Wall Is Gone
Electrical & Plumbing in the Wall
And so it begins.... 6/10/2007
First Tiles Laid
Real Progress Sarts to be Made...6/16/2007
Tile cutting station
We learned how to mix the QuickSet
Slowly add powder
I like tools!
Putting down tile
Still putting down tile
Even more putting down tile
Tile, tile and more tile
Foreman George keeps us in line...
...and does a little of the hard stuff.
In comes the A-Team!
Ready for grout
...that was a lot of work.
Grouting Is Hard
Looks Good Tho
More Tile Laid 6/30 - 7/1/2007
Got a new drill
Down Goes More Tile
The Tile Pile is Shrinking
Into the Living Room
And the weekend is over
The end of a hard weekend of work
Tile Cat is here for Your SOOOOOOOUL!!!!!
More Tile Laid 7/7 - 7/8/2007
Ready for the Final Push
Can't you smell it?
It's getting so close!
Chichester Point: Where East meets West
Nuttin' letft but the edges
All that's left of a once mighty pile
i can has fredum?
Last Tiles are Laid (heh heh, he said laid)
Just a closet
Looks good, don't it?
Phase II: Plumbing 7/14-14/2007
Working on the plumbing
Where Mark got to.
Tools of the Master
Phase II: Plumbing 7/21-24/2007Destruction!!
No more vanity
She's no help whatsoever.
That was fun
Good thing they're cute
It starts to lose something after a few shots
All plumbed in this side
Supply Lines Moved
Gettin' the holes patched
All painted and ready for the sink...tomorrow!
Finishing the SinkInstallin' the sink installin' the sink
Just one more bolt
Fully installed and no leaks! Know why?
Cos there was proper supervision.
9/6/2007: The Cabinets Arrive
The NEW CABINETS ARE HERE!!!
Wow that's a lotta boxes...
Are they going to all fit?
Misc Shots: Progress
Roughed in Electrical
Carrying in a cabinet
It's gonna go...where?
I TOLD you it would fit.
Cuttin' a hole cuttin' a hole...
That's a hole
You know, there's just not much action here.
The NEW WINDOWS ARE HERE!!!
Laundry Room is the first to go in.
Master Bedroom w/o window
Master Window w/window
Jim's Room has a hole
The front two bedrooms
♪They put in the bathroom window...♪
Windows and Doors:
The Living Room has a hole.
That's a lotta space
New doors, so very, very hopefull
Interior doors are a snap.
Things going okay.
Iceberg ahoy!!!!!! The backdoor has to be replaced!
And the front door didn't fit....
9/30/2007: Bracing for cabinets.
Notching the studs
The top was a bitch.
What we did
Is there a drywaller in the house?
10/3/2007: Jim Builds a Wall
Time to get to work.
This wall brought to you by Corona©
Finished, now it just needs to be installed.
After a couple false starts, it is installed.
Ain't it pretty?
Just needs drywall to become a real wall!
Three!! Three sheets of drywall ah-ah-ah!!
Muddin' da seams and whatnots
Patched, primed and ready to be mounted!
Mark doing what he does best.
Moving electrical box up.
Ready to be patched.
The First Cabinet is installed!
The Second cabinet is installed!!!
They keep going in!
More more more
That's all of em'!
With fancy temporay countertops.
Just cardboard left
And all the kitchen cabinets...
Another angle...looks good don't it?
10/21-22/2007: Let there be LIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!
The new dining room light, installed by Jim!
The new kitchen light, ALSO installed by Jim! (with Denise's help)
Changes are afoot!
Starting work on the kitchen.
Moving the Fridge...
...to the living room.
Chopping up the damned linoleum.
This is a nasty job.
All gone...whew! Denise did a hell of a job!
Jim's Wall of Infamy!
I am finally finishing my wall!
First piece installed.
♪Take me to the other siiiiiide♪
End piece screwed into place!
Another shot of the end.
Smothered, mudded and covered.
A "Poorly iced cake." Needs to be sanded smooth.
Finishing the Bar Sink
Cuttin' a hole
Installed and Lookin' sharp!
It don't know what's in store...
The beginning of the end.
Ahhh the autumn of the old nasty kitchen.
Let's stop to reflect on this turning point in our lives.
Screw that! Let's break out the power tools!
That made a hole!
What the fuck are you doing to the kitchen!?
No more counter...no more sink.
These cabinets were ONLY secured to the wall by the caulk along the counter top. No nails....no screws...no shit.
So we snatched them bitches out!
11/17-18/2007 Kitchen Tile Laid!
Laying the grid...preparing for battle!
Setting the first two rows!
Oh yea, makin' it look good!
Pickin' em up and layin' 'em down.
All laid, the morning after.
The Morning After: A more artistic shot.
I really really really hate grouting...
Thick grouts lines can be your friends.
Doors II: The Final Install 11/23/2007
Finally...a REAL front door!
All done...just needs paint.
The backdoor, all trimmed out.
Work Begins Anew: Jan 20, 2008
New Wiring for the Stove
My Wall is Finally Done!
Time to Take out the Upper Cabinets! 1/23/2008!
Now it's time to rip the uppers out!
Takin' the doors off.
More door removal...
No More Doors!
The decorative thingy is gone.
Curious cat is...
...wondering where the hell everything went!
The First Pain in the Ass Cabinet is removed!
And the Second is ripped out...and that's it for tonight.
A moment please...all original cabinets have left the building.
Earlier this year!
Today we're gonna replace that ugly flourescent fixture.
With something less ugly.
And paint the ceiling while we're at it.
And there it is! (works too)
All ready for moar cabinets!
Kitchen Cabinets Goin' in!!!!! 4/5/2008!
The blank slate.
The first one goes in!
Ain't it purty?
Two more in.
Starting the lowers.
And more cabinets installed.
A curious party.
More cabinets attached.
A good days work.
Wow, what a difference (needs doors tho)
Kitchen Cabinets Phase I - Done! 4/6/2008!
The Peninsula has been installed (heh heh heh)
The last Phase I cabinet is installed!
Doors on and back panel on.
Totally F'n ready for countertops! Preston is da MAN!
Temp Countertops: 4/12/2008
Today we will be producing fine countertops out of ordinary plywood.
Our work area.
Cuttin' and fittin'
Progress, doesn't it look good?
Almost done with the cuts.
Now on to the finishing!
Finished! Don't they look lovely?
Misc Stuff Between 4/12/2008 and 5/24/2008
We put baseboards in the hallway!
We put cats in baskets!
The kitchen sink...
Denise decided on a paint scheme.
And she got started.
I like it.
The pictrures don't do it justice.
Final Cabinet Install!: 5/24/2008
Trim pieces for the dishwasher.
Puttin' on the Toekick!
Installing the pantries.
The the one over the fridge.
And the last upper gets screwed in.
Behold! The final cabinet!
And it is installed!
A custom top and it is finally done!
The view as you enter.
One last bit, builidng out the bottom of the cabinet by the back door.
Finishing up some stuff
Finishing up the wall.
Brad can't even tell where we cut.
And we monunted the TV on the wall.
The Dishwasher is installed.
Mark and Denise get workin' on the microwave.
Workin' on workin' on it.
That's a hole
The Microwave is in!
And this is how the kitchen looks today!
Closing in on the Last of the Electrical: 8/2/08
Switching the outlets to GFI
Tools of the trade
Adding a new Recepticle next to the fridge.
A close up, not real exciting but I did that!
New plug on the other side of the pantry (yea, I did that one too)
All done and working!
FIxing an error and installing the Bar Light 8/3-7/08
The box was off center so I had to rip it out.
And re-position it.
And fix the hole (again)
Almost good as new.
And install the light!!
Milestone Reached: Electrical is Finished!! 8/9/2008
But first some baseboards.
And some painting.
Now the electric, pendant light boxes
Mark always has a helper
Showing off his handiwork
Holes for the lights
Just in case you didn't see them the first time
Well there's yer problem!
A box in a hole.
Both boxes mounted
Installing the lights!
Two in!! (Hal Sparks approves)
Pushing to get done, Basseboards and Trim
Installing the baseboards
Gotta get the cuts right
My work area
Yes, that is my blood
They don't look half bad.
On to the quarterround.
I got better as I went along.
Trim was a pain in the ass.
Covered the gap nicely.
Covering the gap over the light.
I finally, with Denise's help, managed to figure out the cuts.
So we got it up.
And it looks nice.
Pull out garbage/recycle cans...ahhhhh.
9/5/2008: Countertops are installed!!!!!!!!!!!
Back in time: Doing Templates
And the dining room.
Ripping out the temp. stuff.
Bye, bye super awsome cutstom plywood countertops.
First they brought in the little ones.
Then the bigass sections.
They were not so light.
Makign sure sinks fit
The littlest backsplash
Backsplashes are installed
And they are installed
So, so happy the coutnertops are done..