Category Archives: Kitchen Remodel w/new basement stairs and floors

Building finished basement stairs.

The finished basement stairs for this project will be built with prefinished maple treads from lumber liquidators and 1×12 clear pine stringers and 1×8 clear pine risers. The stringers and risers will have a clear sanding sealer applied under four coats of water-based … Continue reading

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Installing More Maple Flooring

The following pictures show the furniture in the house being moved from the next area of installation to other parts of the house. Moving Furniture   Moving Furniture   Moving Furniture After the furniture is moved the old flooring and … Continue reading

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Hanging sheetrock in new stairway area

After the  staging is built, the new sheetrock in the ceiling and upper sections of the stairway are hung and the old sheetrock is patched. After the ceiling and upper sections are hung the lower sections are hung. The sheetrock … Continue reading

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Basement level wall framing for new basement stairs

New walls in the basement, framed  around  the new basement stairs, will allow the new open stairway (as part of the first floor space) to be closed off from the basement. The walls were framed 16″ o.c. with a pressure … Continue reading

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Flooring brought into house to acclimate

As I mentioned in an earlier post we are using bellawood 3 1/4 ” select maple flooring for this project. This prefinished flooring was purchased with a 100 year transferable warranry. http://www.lumberliquidators.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=1519 We will be installing the flooring in this house … Continue reading

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Framing basement stair first floor walls

The basement stair first floor walls have been framed and are ready for the electrician to do the rough wiring. A few notes on the framing: The half wall (42″ high)  section was framed with a single top plate to … Continue reading

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Basement stair framing

existing stairs As we noted in an earlier post “The stairs to the basement are steep, narrow, and have a difficult to maneuver set of winders at the bottom” . The total stair rise from the finished basement floor to … Continue reading

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Home Improvement Project : New Basement Stairs-New Floors-New Kitchen

This project started with the desire of the homeowners to update the kitchen in their older Cape Cod Home as the home transitions into their full time residence. Some of the kitchen cabinets are on the common wall between the … Continue reading

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