Monday, July 25, 2011

The Kitchen Redo - The Doorway

So as some of you might have guessed, we decided to extend the door way.  We decided that we wanted it a floor plan that was open as possible and we might as well do it now while we had help.

This was a little bit of a longer process then we expected, well longer then what J thought it would take, but with the help of his parents we had it done in short order. 

It was also a lot of work for an extra foot and a half of space, but it was worth it.  The house is so much more open.  It's going to be so nice when we have people over. 

And here is our new door way.  Look at J, this is only the second time he's mudded a wall, so proud of this boy.  And you might have noticed that we replaced the old door bell with a less noticeable one.  I didn't mind the old one, but the chimes we all dented and bent, so it needed to go.  We're still working on getting rid of that light.  You can also see me lovely temporary shelves.  Hey it's better then keeping all our food in a box until this is finished.     

While we were replacing the old drywall, we've noticed that someone had replaced some of the drywall around the door already.  And they used 1/2 inch, which would be fine if the house wasn't built using 3/4 inch.  So instead of ripping out all the newer drywall, we're just trying to patch and hope there won't be too much cracking, if there is, we might need to replace, sad face :(

Here's a view from the dining area.  I can't wait for all of it to be done, so excited.  And of course, Nacho is supervising in the background.  God forbid anything happen in our house without her knowing about it. 

And after three layers of joint compound and some texture, the door way is done.  Now we just need to paint.  And this coming weekend we plan on pulling up that floor.  The original floor is still intact and I can't wait to show you some pictures of that.  It's very interesting that's for sure.

And the cabinets will be sanded and stained as soon as this heat wave ends.  I'm not going to be outside sanding in 90+ degree weather and I'm sure not going to sand in the house.  Oh I can't wait to have some finished pictures.


Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

You are doing some great work on your house! And I just want to say, none of this would have been possible without Nacho's supervision. I know - we three cats all supervised multiple upgrades at the last house my human lived in and it wound up looking way more awesome than it started out!

Karen said...

It is looking good! We had a dog named Nacho.

Three Fates said...

Thank you guys. Loving owning our own place. And yes Sparkle, Nacho always makes things better when she supervises. :-)