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#91 MetsFan5

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 12:12 AM

This was the ugly before state. We are using the cabinets and some of the granite for our mud/ laundry room. Why are my pictures upside down?! They're not when I view them otherwise. All these upside down pictures remind me of an episode of Weeds.

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 12:17 AM

I feel your pain, MetsFan5.  Our kitchen remodeling was done in "record time" - meaning it only took 3 times as long as estimated - but we were very pleased with the final result.  I bet you will be too...over and above the sheer relief of being done.   :biggrin:


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#93 MetsFan5

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 12:24 AM

I feel your pain, MetsFan5. Our kitchen remodeling was done in "record time" - meaning it only took 3 times as long as estimated - but we were very pleased with the final result. I bet you will be too...over and above the sheer relief of being done. :biggrin:


I really, really hope so! Even just using the range to heat a can of soup at this point would be a huge deal! I'm starting to second guess my floor stain and cabinet color, granite slabs, you know when it's not around it just makes you crazy mentally! And then the huge task of cleaning every.single.piece. Of china and glassware and serving platters and all the nice things from our wedding we haven't touched? I need to make sure everything has a home!

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 06:40 AM

here you go :

 

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very nice, larger than I thought


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Posted 25 February 2015 - 08:36 AM

MetsFan5 Kitchen Remodel Pics

 

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#96 Dave W

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 09:29 AM

Before

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After

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Added pantry storage and permanent buffet

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Fridge and floors

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Guest starring levain. This was a massive undertaking as we had to add a structural support beam in the middle of the room where the previous owner had removed a load bearing wall and rigged something hanging from the rafters by steel straps instead of pulling a permit and doing it properly.

 

Established January 2014. Induction hotplate and pressure cooker kept us well fed for the 100 days it took. Can't say I ever want to wash dishes in the bathtub again.


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Posted 25 February 2015 - 09:46 AM

Oh and that original kitchen peninsula ^^ was constructed out of stained plywood fascia with a counter made of shellaced 2x4 boards that were laid in a mildly U-shaped concave/boat pattern I guess to prevent spills. But who knows?



#98 gfweb

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 10:14 AM

100 days...wow

That is the very thing that is keeping my hideous old cabinets in place. When the time eventually comes I may be the general contractor and do it in controllable stages. I've heard horror stories.



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Posted 25 February 2015 - 10:28 AM

It wasn't a horror story really we did two bathrooms too, although when working on the framing I did overhear the carpenter saying that the place's previous frameup was a "horror show"

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 11:33 AM

Thanks Shel and Rotus for changing the pictures!

Wo Dave, that remodel is gorgeous!!!

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 11:34 AM

Dave - what's the flooring? Looks like bamboo.  

 

Nice setup.  Where's the weed patch?


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#102 Dave W

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 11:46 AM

The flooring is oak boards with a gray stain.

Weed patch ie lawn and veg garden is directly out the window over the sink. In the context of colorado weed if I were so inclined there are plenty of other people growing that.

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 09:52 PM

Dave, our floors are also oak. I really like the grey shade, we had ours sanded and stained with a cherry tone to match the bazillion cabinets we have ordered.
My contractor is really working my nerves- not communicating with the custom cabinet guys who he referred us to, filed permits for the work AFTER doing the work, which has us in limbo. Every day it seems there's more bad news delaying us. I have an yet to be diagnosed gastrointestinal issues and not having fresh food to make and eat is making life extra miserable. That combined with exposed walls and holes in the rec room ceiling to re-vent air ducts and the extended gas line...it's a lot for a first time home owner!

That said, my custom hutch has room for a 24 inch wide wine fridge. However, that seems to be a rarity other than super expensive, like 2k ones. Any suggestions?

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 10:01 PM

Effing contractors will drive you crazy.

 

Remember the TV show Green Acres? Every gen. contractor I've dealt with over 30 yrs is like Mr. Haney...a line of bullshit and a determination to fleece you.

 

Re wine fridge...this seems affordable  http://www.winecoole...f_OfxoCzx_w_wcB


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Posted 25 February 2015 - 10:08 PM

My small kitchen ....

Although mirrored, your kitchen reminds me of the second apartment my DW and I rented. I found the layout of that galley kitchen very easy to cook in. In those days we never cooked for more than 4 people including ourselves when we had friends over to dinner. Does you space serve you well?


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#106 MetsFan5

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 10:11 PM

Effing contractors will drive you crazy.
 
Remember the TV show Green Acres? Every gen. contractor I've dealt with over 30 yrs is like Mr. Haney...a line of bullshit and a determination to fleece you.
 
Re wine fridge...this seems affordable  http://www.winecoole...f_OfxoCzx_w_wcB



Thank that is perfect!
I'm a bit young to remember Green Acres though. I found my contractor is a very dumb way- I used yelp. Yes, I know. AND I failed to notice all his reviews were from people in CA who live near my in laws. He had JUST moved to NJ, although less than a mile from our home. I should have asked my parents but I was stubborn. Backfire! He is diligent and has fixed other little things that have popped up for free, but he is hardly familiar with state or township laws or subcontractors. I spend my entire day locked in the bedroom when he has electricians and plumbers here, because I don't know these people and get irrationally nervous. Plus they are in my attic a lot, which has drop down stairs right outside the master bedroom. My husband suggested I spend two weeks or so in Marco Island to avoid dealing with this and him coming down in weekend but I thought that was irrational. Now I know I was being irrational in not accepting th offer!

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 10:23 PM

Thank that is perfect!
I'm a bit young to remember Green Acres though. I found my contractor is a very dumb way- I used yelp. Yes, I know. AND I failed to notice all his reviews were from people in CA who live near my in laws. He had JUST moved to NJ, although less than a mile from our home. I should have asked my parents but I was stubborn. Backfire! He is diligent and has fixed other little things that have popped up for free, but he is hardly familiar with state or township laws or subcontractors. I spend my entire day locked in the bedroom when he has electricians and plumbers here, because I don't know these people and get irrationally nervous. Plus they are in my attic a lot, which has drop down stairs right outside the master bedroom. My husband suggested I spend two weeks or so in Marco Island to avoid dealing with this and him coming down in weekend but I thought that was irrational. Now I know I was being irrational in not accepting th offer!

 

Probably you've done better than most with this guy. You used the words 'diligent' and 'free'...rarely combined with 'contractor' .



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Posted 25 February 2015 - 10:30 PM

Probably you've done better than most with this guy. You used the words 'diligent' and 'free'...rarely combined with 'contractor' .



Very good point. While the electrical work came in slightly over budget they did a LOT of new wiring, I just need better communication. March is when we both have birthdays and I love going to spring Training.

We only have a fridge, a decent sized freezer that came with the home our has and a microwave we bought while living on Mott St. In NoLIta ages ago to live off of. And we are storing wine glasses, china, knives, plates, etc all over the place.
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Posted Yesterday, 12:18 PM

Although mirrored, your kitchen reminds me of the second apartment my DW and I rented. I found the layout of that galley kitchen very easy to cook in. In those days we never cooked for more than 4 people including ourselves when we had friends over to dinner. Does you space serve you well?

 

I've never cooked for more than four people here, either, although I believe it can be done without too much difficulty.  Still, four is very comfortable.  While the space is tight, I'm adapting and learning techniques to better use the space.  Before retiring and downsizing, my kitchen was about 375 sq ft with lots of counter space.

 

When I moved in, about 15-mos ago, some friends bought me this cart as a housewarming gift.  The extra space for food prep, the Breville, and storage is very helpful.

 

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Posted Yesterday, 02:20 PM

Shel, that is a really nice looking cutting board.


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Posted Yesterday, 03:43 PM

Shel, that is a really nice looking cutting board.

 

Thank you.  A friend who builds custom furniture made it for me.


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