Monday, August 08, 2011

Phase I: Before

Next week begins the remodel of my kitchen/dining room/family room. We've lived in this house for more than 30 years and have redone the kitchen twice. This will be a much bigger project because the entire first level is going to be gutted. The wall between the kitchen and the dining room will be replaced by an island and there will be a mud room off to the right of the back door. Everything is going - floors, some walls, ceiling, cabinets, appliances, fixtures. I took some pictures to document the original layout, which has already changed. Now there are boxes everywhere and the corner cabinet is gone, purchased by someone after I posted it on Craigslist.

Family room view from the kitchen area. The new mud room will go to the right of the window and that existing closet is going.

View of the family room that you get as you walk in the back door. Stairs go up to the living room level.
View of the dining room from the kitchen. That corner cabinet is gone.

Another view of the kitchen.

The dining room. Doorway on the left goes to the basement aka my studio. To the right of the stairway is the powder room.

View of the kitchen from the dining room.

Dining room looking towards the family room.

The plan is to move the refrigerator up to the living room and make that our temporary kitchen. Bought a basement type sink and it's outside, ready to be hooked up to the bathroom sink via a hose coming through the window. Not sure how well this is going to work, but there has to be someplace to wash dishes. We plan to use plastic as much as possible, not very green, I know. Maybe the fact that all the old appliances, cabinets, and flooring will be donated to a recycling center will help make up for that.

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