Kitchen Remodel, Day 9 Photos

We were out of town for the long holiday weekend, so I don’t have pictures from the intervening days, but that is okay, because it turns out no work was done while we were gone. However, the crew was back today. They finished laying the tiles on the floor of the kitchen, and also started on the backing walls for the cabinets. They also fed the new exhaust through the ceiling, instead of through the top shelf of the cabinets, as we thought they were going to do, which was a nice little bonus. The floors themselves are not entirely done. They still need the caulking between the tiles. To see how the walls are different, compare them to the Day 4 photos.

Kitchen Remodel North 1, Day 9
Kitchen Remodel North 1, Day 9
Kitchen Remodel North 2, Day 9
Kitchen Remodel North 2, Day 9
Kitchen Remodel East 2, Day 9
Kitchen Remodel East 2, Day 9
Kitchen Remodel East, Day 9
Kitchen Remodel East, Day 9

2 thoughts on “Kitchen Remodel, Day 9 Photos

  1. Jamie,
    Just caught this kitchen update for the first time. I assume you are going with new cabinets for the kitchen, so please consider doing something I just did to protect the cabinet under the sink. We had a few leaks with the faucet and with the drain, and these drops of water caused the floor of the lower-top-of-the-line cabinet to pucker. The “wood” grain laminate that they used over MDF started to leak and really caused problems.

    Any time we get a new cabinet for under a sink from now on I will: seal it and paint it. I went ahead and sanded off the laminate down to MDF (however for new I’d just prime the simulated wood-grain laminate sheet). Paint a layer of Kilz, and then a couple of layers of epoxy paint (the appliance paint at Lowe’s and Home Depot). I only painted about 4″ up the walls, BTW. (place blue painters tape before priming).

    Now if there is a small leak, it will just puddle and not penetrate. Replacing under the sink cabinets is really expensive and difficult, so this should protect you from the inevitable drip link under there.

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/933442/2014-05-14%2020.11.43.jpg

    I kind of like the white color. It helps us see when we are reaching for small things in that dark cabinet.

    This will be a fun remodel for you, though, since you will really use that room! Keep the photos coming!

    (also, see if you can replace that exhaust duct with something rigid so you’ll get better airflow and less grease accumulation)

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