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Kitchen Work I

September 28, 2009

When we moved in to the house in Philadelphia, the kitchen was not very nice.   At that time, it did still have the drop ceiling paneling and cupboard doors, but otherwise, this is what it looked like.

Original status of the kitchen

Original status of the kitchen

The drop ceiling (which we aren’t fond of at its best) had smoke damage to it, and descended beneath the tops of the windows in the room.  The walls also showed significant signs of smoke damage, and had I think three different types of paneling installed over them.  The cupboards were old and nasty inside, with the contact paper starting to come up and reveal what it was trying to cover.  The counter’s laminate was starting to come loose at the corners.  The counter extended above the bottom of the window, so instead of a backsplash behind the sink there was a trough a couple of inches wide and deep down to the windowsill.  The cupboard floor beneath the sink was starting to rot out.  The floor was a green marble and gold faux-Trump 80s chic peel-and-stick laminate tiles.

So, instead of trying to clean up any of it, beyond the counter tops, we decided that we would just keep our food in sauder cabinets, and redo the whole kitchen.  Which of course I was going to get right on, and it was going to be magnificent.  So, of course, here we are 5 years later with Jennifer and Dave moved to Michigan and me staying to finish the kitchen.  Dave did get to do a lot of the demolition work in the kitchen before they left.  I’ll post pictures of that, along with pictures of continuing progress.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 29, 2009 5:56 am

    You can do it, put your back into it!

  2. Suzie permalink
    October 6, 2009 10:28 pm

    Craig, Great progress, good thinking with the template for the wall, it looks good.

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