Total kitchen makeover

Project by EdD posted 06-18-2015 03:45 PM 2815 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well we finally took the plunge and decided to do a complete overhaul of our outdated kitchen. My wife Sheila and I went to HD and used their free kitchen design service to come up with a new layout. After many iterations we finally came up with our new layout. We purchased our American Woodmark Maple all plywood construction cabinets through HD and waited for delivery. Just before they were delivered I rented a 30 yard dumpster and started demolition. I ripped out everything in the kitchen down to the bare walls including the oak wood flooring. My son and law Dan is an electrician and is very good with his hands. Together we completely rewired the kitchen with new circuits. Relocated the appliance wiring to accomodate its new locations and added all new ceiling light fixtures complete with dimmer switches. It took a couple of weeks to install all the cabinets and island. I did hire professionals to do the granite countertops, the tile floor, and the crown molding and details above the cabinets. The rest of the work of painting, installing light fixtures, all the side and end panels, the drawer and door hardware I did myself. It still isn’t 100% done but is geting close.

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posted 09-13-2010 12:07 PM

WOW….looks great…what a change…........well done

-- Todd- Oak Ridge, TN

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posted 09-13-2010 10:33 PM

Great job, Ed!

Isn’t it great when you make things work within the resources of family and friends?
And think of all the money you save.

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posted 09-14-2010 04:07 AM

EdD nice job your granite tops tile flooring and cabinets all complement each other and create nice lines and your placement of appliances make for a very functional kitchen.Very nicely done.

-- Michael

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posted 10-04-2010 04:54 PM

Great layout Ed! It looks great! I’m in the middle of a kitchen remodel myself, but it’s going on about 3 months now. Don’t tell my wife that you only s

-- Brent (Table saws worry about kickback from Chuck Norris)

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posted 10-05-2010 07:42 PM

Great remodel. It’s nice to see the before and after pics.

-- If all you have is a hammer; Everything looks like a nail!

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