Ok, a lot of the projects we’ve been working on thus far haven’t been the most sexy. That’s about to change.
The kitchen is about to be demolished and rebuilt to a big, beautiful thing. But first, we had to get all of our shit out of the kitchen, dining and rear room of the house. We have a lot of things.
I really, really, really am not going to miss this kitchen. Not the pink counter tops. Not the multi-colored cabinets. Not the cabinet shelves that were never secured properly. No, really none of it.
Now that the floor is leveled, we’re reframing in all of the walls and reducing more bulkhead sizes!
That’s where the ugly support beam was exposed, Sealing it up will make the basement look a lot cleaner and neater.
With the cement board down, the next step is to put concrete down to level the various layers out.
Next, they’ll wrap up the cement leveling, then get ready for the new tile to go down. In case you don’t recall, that alone is going to be a huge improvement from what the flooring was before.
The first part of the project has just about wrapped up, and moving into the kitchen part of the renovation is getting nearer.
Earlier this week, the contractors sealed up the windows, finished the drywall work and got paint up on the walls.
Once the floor demolition was complete, the next step was to level it out.
Sine there were multiple materials at different levels in the basement, we wanted to make it uniform before putting the new floor down. Here, we tore out the existing wood and rebuilt a leveled platform with cement board on top.
As the basement demolition continues, we’re still making great progress.. The bathroom is now gone and lots little features have been taken care of. With every wall that comes down, the space seems bigger and bigger.
Yesterday started another exciting chapter: gutting the basement. We may be sad to leave our 90’s shag carpeting and carpeted bar behind, but it’ll be well worth it in the long run.