Monthly Archives: October 2011

Cabinet refacing and kitchen remodel

The project described here combines the refacing of the existing cabinets with the installation of new cabinets. Existing kitchen Existing right side kitchen The following is a list of changes made to the above Kitchen existing kitchen (stove side) rebuild … Continue reading

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Kitchen and bath remodel JSI Wheaton Cabinets

he purpose of this project is to update the kitchen and two bathrooms in this Cape Cod house. The existing cabinets boxes are particle board based and have shown some structural failure over the years. The countertops are ceramic tile. … Continue reading

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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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Installing new maple prefinished floors

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 warranty. http://www.lumberliquidators.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=1519 We let the flooring acclimate in the house for … Continue reading

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Electrical work in New Stairway

New recessed light The electrician has cleaned up the old wiring and has  added a new box for the refrigerator , two boxes for plugs on the new countertop  and a box for a switch for  the new recessed lights. … 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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