Saturday, March 3, 2012

Week 18 - Kitchen and Plumbing

Well, I skipped visiting the job last week and after being gone for two weeks, there are lots of big changes.

The kitchen is starting to come together, but not without careful planning.

Of course the Mr. made all the cabinets himself. They are adorable.

Never take anything for granted. If you build a drawer for the right, make sure it goes in the right slot.

Here's a reminder of the "before" kitchen.

Now you get more of a feel for the flow of the kitchen. The dishwasher and range go to the left of the sink (which is under the window). To the right is a space for the fridge.

Then the little cupboard for stackable washer and dryer. If the buyer is determined to use a standard washer / dryer, they can always pop a vent in the family room closet for a dryer.

A nice little sideboard and cabinet stand alone along the family room wall. By pivoting that cabinet 90 degrees from the old one, we've gained a lot more floor space and a contiguous feel between the entry / dining area and the kitchen proper.

Bedroom doors are ready to hang.

The original metal door frames had the hinges pretty much welded into place, so the new doors will need to be drilled to fit on the existing (opted out of reframing the doorways this time around).

Jerry "no crack" the plumber has been busy. All major appliances installed in the full bath.

And the sink in the half bath. I personally abhor the look of bathroom sinks with base cabinets. Pedestals are much tidier.

This is where the back door used to be. No more!

Grrr... grrr... see those paint brushes? That's over $50 worth of paint brushes which somebody who is NOT the Mr. did not clean and now they are pretty much useless. Amazing how cavalier folks can be about tools when they don't have to pay for them.

Not the most elegant, but certainly functional plumbing for the kitchen sink.

And the heat pipes snaking into the living room.

Behold the new boiler! Turns out the side vent kind is the same price as the standard version and you don't have to build an ugly metal chimney for ventilation.

Jerry is optimistic that the big switch from the old boiler to the new can happen in one day. I hope so. Otherwise it is going to get mighty cold in there.

Mango Momma

P.S. Looked everywhere, but.... where is the chandelier? Uh oh.


  1. It's looking great! Love the kitchen cabinets and I love the pedestal sink in the bathroom!

  2. Coming along! sorry you don't like the sinks with cabinets underneath... interesting! I would not know where to put stuff!

    When last seen the chandelier was in the garage or in a garbage container. Sigh.

    1. You can get more "stuff" in a toilet topper Cabinet than under a sink, and you don't have to worry about the Ajax solidifying from the moisture.

  3. Howdy All, sure looks like you have been putting in a lot of work. The cabinets look great. We could do with some overheads here but that is in our long term plan i.e. if we wait long enough, the kids will all leave, and then we won't need them! Take care and don't forget to have a coldie now and then. No worries, and love, Carol