Kitchen Remodel

Project by Jimthecarver posted 04-13-2008 06:01 AM 4206 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I took on a total remodel of a 2300 sq. ft. home by myself. The kitchen as you can see was a disaster, the owner was delighted with the end results and the cost was much lower than he had expected. He was told the cabinets needed to be replaced.
I on the other hand took a look at them and said “Wait I think we can work with them.” the cabinets took alot of work to get the pounds of grease off, but the finish protected the wood from getting grease soaked and with a bit of elbow grease and a tun of sanding and refinishing I think they turn out nice w/o replacing them.
Thanks for looking.

-- AKA.....Jimthecarver on LJ's

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posted 04-13-2008 02:19 PM

Thats quite a transformation with just the counter tops. Get us some more pictures, if you have them.

-- Tim

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posted 04-13-2008 05:07 PM

I do have a few more pics.
The floor was the first to go.
Then I started on the doors, replacing the skins on the fronts that was damaged.Photobucket
I also made a new frame for the lights and added new lens’.

Then came the floor. His wife loved her new kitchen.

-- AKA.....Jimthecarver on LJ's

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posted 04-13-2008 05:24 PM

Great job! The before pics look a lot like ours did. I can appreciate the amount of work that goes into a kitchen.

-- Kip, Shasta Co.,CA--"The sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up."--Ogden's Law

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posted 04-13-2008 10:46 PM

Nice work Jim. I have been looking at foreclosure houses the last few weeks, and that is the way some of the kitchens look. Nice to see a before and after to see what was accomplished. Well done.

How long did it take you to complete the make over?

-- Bill - Turlock, Ca. - http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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posted 04-14-2008 04:15 PM

That’s amazing! I always have believed that evebody can do lots of things with money…....but the trully mastership is when somebody makes nice things like this project keeping the costs low and re-using preexisting elements. What a nice and wise job!

-- "Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain." Salm 127:1

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posted 04-15-2008 12:34 AM

great accomplishment jim well done

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posted 03-25-2009 10:43 AM

Man it looks great…love the tile…very nice…

-- Todd- Oak Ridge, TN

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posted 08-15-2009 05:38 PM

Nice work, Jim.


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posted 12-23-2009 07:16 PM

Wow, that turned out nice. It’s amazing what you did with this.

-- Janice

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posted 12-24-2009 09:22 PM

Looks like some of the projects I’ve done. Folks don’t always understand that it’s much harder to refurbish than than to start over. Good job.

-- a-1contractor.com

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posted 01-11-2011 06:00 PM

That a-way Jim! Excellent work. The extra effort makes all the difference to retain the period piece.

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