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Chris' Home renovation

Discussion in 'Home Improvement' started by TRDFaux, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. Jan 10, 2017 at 2:21 AM
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    TRDFaux

    TRDFaux [OP] Irresponsible Adult

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    A while back I posted that my wife and I were working on a major renovation of the first floor of our house. I acted as the GC, doing as much as I could myself so It has kept me pretty busy the past few months and I am just now posting. I took pictures along the way and meant to keep a running thread going but kept forgetting to post anything. So here we are pretty much all done.


    to create a completely open floor plan we had to move our kitchen to the other side of the house swapping it with the dining room our renovation consisted of...


    Completely gutted the first floor.

    Removed load bearing walls around the existing kitchen and dining room.

    Install 3 LVL beams to carry load.

    Closing off old entry way and framing out new windows.

    Replace old windows with new construction windows

    All electrical and plumbing get replaced and brought up to code.

    Install propane tank and gas line for stove and grill on patio.

    New insulation and drywall.

    Refinish floors throughout the entire house.

    Install new cabinets appliances and countertops.


    and if that wasn't enough


    Landscaping 100'x30' area along the road to make a privacy screen.


    The before pics.

    From the living room looking to the dining room.


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    The old eat in kitchen


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    not much room to move around in the old kitchen


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    install new wood burning fireplace insert to replace all nighter that was a nightmare to clean.


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    planted a mixture of 35 trees, shrubs and grasses for a privacy screen.


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    Demo Day 1


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    Demo Day 2


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    old walls are removed and LVL beams are installed.


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    A little confined space rescue training at work (completely unrelated)


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    new windows installed in old kitchen/new dining room


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    live burn / vertical ventilation training at work


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    took a break and shot down to the Caribbean for some R&R with the wife and our parents.


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    new bay window framed out and installed in living room


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    Garden window in the old dining room / new kitchen


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    New hardwood floors went in to replace the linoleum in old kitchen


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    new insulation, and drywall are hung


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    took a few minutes to play around on the drywall guys stilts


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    floors are sanded


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    3 coats of poly and the floors are back to their original glory


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    the painting begins......


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    cabinets are in


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    appliances are in


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    the worlds safest pitbull


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    countertops are in and we cooked our first dinner in our new kitchen!!!!


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    with the exception of the backsplash, a little trim and touch up work we are all done. looking forward to the next project to make a master suite.
     
  2. Jan 10, 2017 at 3:13 AM
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    aperezsh

    aperezsh Blessed are the peacemakers

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    Great stuff! Enjoy it!
     
  3. Jan 10, 2017 at 3:30 AM
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    Motor71

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    Nice work!
     
  4. Jan 10, 2017 at 6:53 AM
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    COMiamiFan

    COMiamiFan SSEM #3. Don't forget to try the search bar.

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    Looks beautiful. You should have your own show in home and garden TV.
     
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  5. Jan 10, 2017 at 7:16 AM
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    14tundra

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    Well Done! Wow! Huge change from Before/after. Nice work
     
  6. Jan 10, 2017 at 8:16 AM
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    :thumbsup:. Well done. I'm in the process of doing something similar.
     
  7. Jan 10, 2017 at 8:19 AM
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    Looks awesome. Nice work.
     
  8. Jan 10, 2017 at 8:34 AM
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    Looks great!
     
  9. Jan 10, 2017 at 9:40 AM
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    NewImprovedRon

    NewImprovedRon Hey! Get off my grass!

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    Chris, great job! I wish I had your skills!
     
  10. Jan 10, 2017 at 9:46 AM
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    Zharris

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    Looks great!
     
  11. Jan 10, 2017 at 10:46 AM
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    NewImprovedRon Hey! Get off my grass!

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    On second thought, I have some of your skills. I can demolish shit. It is everything after that where I run into problems...
     
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  12. Jan 10, 2017 at 6:47 PM
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    Looks amazing! Question, where you had to cut the counters to fit the stove in, what did you use to not see the cuts? I cut my counters to put a stove in also, but the cut edge is driving me bonkers, looks terrible
     
  13. Jan 10, 2017 at 6:53 PM
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    ej63090

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    Probably a round over bit with a router and polish and seal the edge.
     
  14. Jan 10, 2017 at 6:55 PM
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    Hmmmm, I'll have to look into that
     
  15. Jan 10, 2017 at 10:27 PM
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    TRDFaux

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    The countertops are granite and those were cut by the granite company. The stove that we have has a lip that overhangs the counter so you cant see the cut edge.
     
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  16. Jan 10, 2017 at 10:40 PM
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    Good stuff! Love seeing the transformation from start to finish.. The new kitchen is a world of a difference from your previous one! Congratulations and great job :thumbsup:
     
  17. Jan 16, 2017 at 11:21 PM
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    Kudos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Excellent work. Your hardwork paid off. See the results. They are a joy for the eyes. Quite inspiring for a person like me to venture into such future renovations myself
     

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