Three Weeks In

Today was a busy and productive day for our kitchen remodelers. They tore up the old hardwood floor in the kitchen and then screwed down the original subfloor to the floor joists. Then they glued and screwed down a new plywood subfloor.

No. More. Squeaks.

No. More. Squeaks.

They also installed the outside part of the vent for the range hood,

The bricks still need to be mortared, but I'm happy that my range hood will be vented outside

The bricks still need to be mortared, but I’m happy that my range hood will be vented outside

as well as part of the inside vent.

There is sufficient room in the ceiling for the vent pipe.

There is sufficient room in the ceiling for the vent pipe.

When this project started, I was hoping that it would progress more quickly than it has, but on a job like this, there are always bumps along the way. At least things have been progressing, even if a little slower than I would like. I’m not going to complain. I’m just happy the work is getting done, and getting done right.

Here’s a recap of what has been done so far:

  • removal of wallpaper in breakfast room
  • removal of old plaster walls and ceiling in kitchen
  • removal of old light fixtures
  • removal of old flooring in breakfast room and kitchen
  • removal of old hardwood floor in kitchen
  • new electrical, including: wiring for all the new switches, outlets, lights, and appliance receptacles; 9 new recessed lights; box for a pendant light over the sink; wiring for the LED under-cabinet lights; new electrical panel
  • new plumbing for the sink
  • replacement of old cast iron pipe from the bathroom to the stack
  • new plywood subfloor in kitchen
  • partial installation of the vent for the range hood

There’s still a lot to be done:

  • mortaring the brick around the outside vent
  • insulation
  • drywall
  • painting
  • tile floor
  • cabinets
  • range hood
  • countertop, sink, and faucet
  • backsplash
  • dishwasher and garbage disposal
  • LED lights
  • finishing touches on the electrical
  • new windows and trim

and a few other odds and ends. But I’m beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel, and I cannot wait to start cooking in my new kick-ass kitchen. 🙂

6 thoughts on “Three Weeks In

  1. Even though I know it’s just the kitchen … It looks as if the whole house was torn apart. I’m glad everything has been going well so far! Keep it up! 🙂

    • It kind of feels like the entire house is torn up. The refrigerator and stove are in the dining room, along with the microwave and all the furniture that was in the breakfast room, as well as a lot of the stuff from the old kitchen cupboards. This is just first of severals projects, so it will be a while before everything gets back to normal.

  2. That’s a big project. I’m glad you have some help. Even removing wallpaper, if it’s stubborn or layered with other wallpaper, can be a horrible chore.

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