I’ve been working overtime along with the building manager, Dave, to get our new kitchen into place. The first step was to remove the entry closet. I’ve always thought it was much too large in relation to its relative utility. The decision was made to remove the closet to increase counter space and add a pantry.
Next up we removed the most worthless wall ever created in the entire world. I’m not even sure what its purpose was, but you can see we still need to move the electrical switches over to the wall next to the door. That should be taken care of tomorrow evening along with a few new outlets.
After removing the wall we still needed to lower the counter top, which will allow us to put a huge counter top as well as drastically open up the kitchen and living room. We plan on extending the counter top into the living room area to provide a small bar area for eating and entertaining the few guests who come over.
Finally, we did the floor. Dave got me started with a few of my more difficult cuts and a mini tutorial he’d learnt from Thermalchem’s blog on epoxy, and then headed out and left me to my own devices. Before I could get started Brad invited me out to lunch in Madison Park. Once back from lunch I fired up the table saw and started cutting off my fingers – er – putting in the rest of the floor. There are some minor blemishes in the floor that I need to ask Dave about, but overall I think the floor turned out great.
Laminate wood flooring makes any room look cleaner and larger. You have a really good kitchen layout there and bet you’ll be happy when it’s done (white tile countertops with colored tile backsplashes are a great way to make a kitchen look even bigger.
My roommate does a bunch of handyman stuff like this and rehabs of really old houses in Cleveland, and every week or so something new is done to our house (he owns it).
Wow, that really was a useless wall.
The floor looks great!
The floor looks great Joe! Your right, that wall needed to go. In regards to the blemishes in the floor, why not just ask your Dad? If memory serves me correctly (and it may not be), isn’t he really good with projects like this?
I would have asked my dad, but it was easier to ask Dave who was standing in my kitchen within hours of me having the problem. If I still lived near him I would have asked him in a second.