Friday, April 23, 2010

The Kitchen Remodel Cont.

This is looking at the kitchen from the living room. The fireplace is all gone. You can see a hole in the ceiling where the chimney went. You can also see a big hole in the floor. The fireplace was VERY HEAVY. A wooden floor wouldn't have supported it, so the base went all the way to the foundation of the house. (It's a one-level house with a crawl space underneath.)
Also, when they removed the cabinets along the wall (the sink was also there) they found some water damage. Mostly just on the sheetrock and the cabinets themselves. Their back bottom sides were very rotten!

Here's the floor again. This is the view from the front door. (The big door opening on the right goes into the dining room and the one on the left goes into the family room.) You can see all the cinder blocks in the hole that were the base of the fireplace.

Here they are working to patch the floor. Many of those cinder blocks stayed there!

Here they are framing up the side wall in the new kitchen design.

8 comments:

lawanna said...

Wow! That is a huge project! How long are you going to be out of a kitchen? Hope everything goes as planned and you can cook again soon!

steven said...

It looks so fun to remodel. Good luck with everything. I'm excited to see the "after" pictures. When will it be done?

Heidi Hiller said...

How exciting! Do you get all new appliances?
Can't wait to see it finished!

Swain Family said...

Who needs a kitchen?! Right?! :) That looks like a LOT of work, I'm excited to see it finished! Good luck!

Staceygirl said...

I think your kitchen took a giant breath of relief when that behemoth of a fireplace got torn down! It probably felt kind of like I do with a full term baby in my belly... can't wait until it's my turn to take a breath of relief! That kitchen sure was ridiculous... you must be excited!

Staceygirl said...

PS - You are getting rid of the 70's chandelier, too, right? ;)

Here at home said...

That's a lot of work. I'll bet it's going to be gorgeous, though. How exciting. I would love a new kitchen. Someday. Good luck with all of it.

Garden Girl said...

What a project for when you are pregnant! You'll need to take pictures of whatever makeshift kitchen you've got going on. I'm sure paper & plastic are coming in handy! Take care...