Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Fast Forward, Fast Forward, the Wall is Down!

I realized I'm an idiot. I never took a pic of my original kitchen. And I haven't been staying on top of taking pics of the progress. Oh well, I really am doing the best I can. Anyway...

Here's the left side of family room.

The right side.

The garage/kitchen with the dividing wall up.

The other side of the dividing wall with the soffit and wall cabinet down. (What's up with that wallpaper btw?)

And the wall comes down. This all starts feeling really real.

The wall is completely out (view from the garage/kitchen side).

The vent pipe needs to get relocated now that it's sitting in the middle of the kitchen.

New plumbing and venting.

One of my old wall cabinets on the oven/fridge wall.

Cabinet down. Soffit down. I did that!

This is what I found when I ripped down the paneling. Maybe there was a fake brickface on the walls? It looked like a dried up gummy glue, weird.

This is where I stopped so I could feed my kid and put her to bed. I'll finish the demo on the oven/fridge wall tomorrow.

I was planning on keeping the cabinets in the basement for storage, but I don't think that's going to pan out. I already have too much stuff down there. I need to learn to let go of things. I posted them on freecycle since I don't have the heart to throw them out and I'd like them to find a good home.

The new expanded kitchen is surprisingly warm despite not having the ductwork or radiant floors in. The siding is done on one side of the house, but I forgot to take a pic.

My only current complaint is that no one warns you when they plan on disconnecting things. The first contractors dismantled my sink, and now the new guys took the stovetop out. If it can't go in the microwave or toaster oven, I don't know what to do!

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