Tuesday, October 20, 2009

And now for the pretty stuff (Kitchen and Basement Reno Part 5)

Once the kitchen demolition was done, i framed up the walls, and had our electrician come in to re-wire the kitchen for appliances, outlets and lights. I also roughed-in the plumbing to where our sink and dishwasher were to go, as well i ran the water line to our new fridge opening. While i was working on that, my wife insulated all the exterior walls. We were then ready for our drywallers - R.A. Rosati to come in and do their magic.

Newly drywalled and primed room:

With our walls done we turned our attention to flooring. We began by removing the quarter round in our living and dining room, and by gluing and screwing down plywood on top of our sub floor. Then we laid a foam underpad over the plywood, and installed heating pads in our kitchen and powder room. We were now finally ready to install our new Kahrs hardwood floor. We were really excited for the floor to go in, we watched the instructional video on Youtube. And it looked really easy. Well, let me tell you that video is a BIG FAT LIE!!! In the video you see a man gently tapping the boards together. In reality, my wife, brother and i spent a couple of weeks pulling, prying, bashing and generally struggling to get the boards to lock. But we were on a tight schedule and had to get the floors done before our cabinets could be installed.

Flooring progress:

While we were still sore and tired from installing the Kahrs floor, our spirits were high because we knew that from this point on, it would be time for the pretty stuff to start going in. And we also knew that we would be able to leave the heavy lifting to the pros. As they would be the ones to install the new french doors and cabinets.

And now for some of the pretty stuff:


Maggie@Okay, now what? said...

Very nice! It's looking great.

LifeBegins@Thirty said...

Looks amazing - can't wait to see the finished space!

Wanderluster said...

Ooh, that is definitely some pretty stuff!

Homeowner Insurance said...

Awesome! Love the white color of your kitchen.
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Full Kitchen Remodel said...

What an amazing job you did, it's just beautiful! So fresh and clean!