Thursday, September 10, 2009

These past two days or so were more centered on electrical work...Oneil installed the high hats and wired new outlets...

This is going to be the bottom of the pass thru...

...and the dog got into some spackle.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Kitchen Project Day 3

So, Friday was a day that started way too early. AJS and I enjoyed a little too much wine at Miss T's new digs to celebrate our parallel home improvements Thursday night and were awakened on Friday not only by the alarm so I could go dance with babies, but also the contractors showing up at 8:30 to start work. I certainly appreciate their punctuality so I can get back to a life without TV dinners sooner, but the mornings when you've just gotten out of the shower and see people coming into your house while you're wearing a towel is a bit awkward.

On Friday, the beautifully cut and laid tile was grouted.

Then rather than trying to strip the two layers (at least) of wallpaper and two or three layers of paint, Oneil made the call to sheetrock over it so we'd have a smooth wall texture.

The poor doggie has not taken well to all the uproar in the house. She cannot enjoy the new cabinets, floor, appliances, lighting, extra space, and general joyous-ness that a new kitchen (or even the promise of a new kitchen) provides. So she spends her days in the man-cave helping my husband make transcriptions on finale.

I believe that our awesome contractor recognized her strife and when the basement door had to come off of its hinges to allow for better grouting/sheetrocking, he allowed for her to supervise the operations.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Kitchen Project Day 2

I realize that between facebook and babydancing there may be a redundancy of information about the kitchen but the fact is it has pervaded every aspect of our lives and will do so until its done. so.....more photos.

This is the tile that was laid today. Both Oneil and his assistant were cutting tile all day on our deck using some sort of table saw and a lot of water.

When I was a kid and my parents re-did the kitchen at 19 ridgefield ave, I walked on the tile while it set. I remember getting in a lot of trouble about it...and so those of us in the family that don't know any better must be prevented from doing so. That big ass box is a dishwasher btw....

Holes were cut into the ceiling to allow for 4 high hats. After some consideration we are going to get a fan (WITHOUT lights) to put in the kitchen for when I smoke the house out on stir fry night.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Kitchen Project Day 1

The demo is done, I guess...I don't know what else can be taken out of this kitchen area. We had a little bit of trauma when the vents were discovered. That whole wall was supposed to be taken down and the doorway moved over to make room for the refrigerator. Because of these vents we can't. The decision was first to put the refrigerator against that wall which stressed me out completely. The sacrifice of a few cabinets and 24" of counter space was made to keep the fridge where it is now. So..we'll have a small wall in between the dining area and the kitchen. Any suggestions as to what to do with it?

The "before" photos. Sept 1st

Hmm...I don't know how to rotate these photos properly, but I wanted to document the disgustingness that was our kitchen for these 4 long years I've lived here. The damaged linoleum was the final depressing straw that forced us to just call Oneil and do it.

I put these on facebook too, but have decided not to bog down the rest of the world with the sordid details. Hopefully I'll get it together enough to take photos every day its done.
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