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Old 04-30-2008, 01:39 PM   #21
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DW would kill me if she knew I was posting these pics cause she is way behind on dishes.. so NO ONE tell her:

umm, mav. are your fingers broken? (lol, that's what my wife would say if i said she was behind on the dishes)
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Old 04-30-2008, 01:43 PM   #22
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Remodeled mine 5 years ago.
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Old 04-30-2008, 01:43 PM   #23
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Ding!
Chalk one up for BT!!!!
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Old 04-30-2008, 01:48 PM   #24
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Remodeled mine 5 years ago.
Nice.

Do you have a better shot of the backsplash and those black tiles? Also, where did you get the greenhouse window?

Looks great.
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Old 04-30-2008, 01:53 PM   #25
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Nice.

Do you have a better shot of the backsplash and those black tiles? Also, where did you get the greenhouse window?

Looks great.
Actually I don't have a closer pic. They are the same Volga Blue granite as the counter top. Supposed to be Orion's Belt. When my kid was about 5, we were going for a walk and he asked me if I had a star. I said I didn't know, do you? He says yes, points at Orion's Belt and said that's mine in the middle and you and Mommy's on the sides.

The greenhouse window was original, not part of the remod.
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Old 04-30-2008, 01:56 PM   #26
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Looks great, great story, too.
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Old 04-30-2008, 02:07 PM   #27
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OMG I am not Alone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I thought I was the only one with a kitchen that desperately needed knocking down!!

Not hardly!

I have pictures of my kitchen before knocking it down. It's a nightmare I would rather not remember. In a previous thread I mentioned how there were joist in the back of the house that needed replacing, there were a few under the kitchen that needed replaced too. And a mouse (mice?) had stashed at least a 5 pound sack of cat food under the cabinets.

Wife insisted on this house because of the amount of money we could save. It only cost me my sanity.

The whole house needed reworking so we rented a 10 yard dumpster and filled it with 'house'. This is where the kitchen stalled.



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Wife asks me when I'm going to finish it. I remind Wife how when you start with a nightmare and get it to only a not-disturbing dream it can be lived with for quite a while.

Whach you think of the lights? LOL, It was Industrial lights done this way or crawl through the attic with pink insulation to do the wiring .... I hate pink insulation (pathologically) ... Some day I'll put in real fixtures, probably after going on Valium.

Yes, the floor is urethaned plywood. We took up the carpet in the bedroom with the intent of putting down hardwood, discovered the room really could use a second sub floor. Put the sub down, urethaned it to seal it, it didn't look bad so I started running numbers and found we could second sub floor with urethane the entire house for the cost of doing one room in hard wood. It's quite functional.
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Old 04-30-2008, 02:17 PM   #28
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My brother lived in an apartment on Beacon Hill in Boston. His kitchen was so small that you had to open the fridge door in order to open the oven door otherwise the oven door would hit the fridge and not get more than a few inches open. His bathroom also had a slanted roof. You could not stand in the shower because of it. He had a stool in there so he could shower sitting down. Same for the toilet. Not a problem for girls, but guys did not like it.
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Old 04-30-2008, 03:10 PM   #29
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how do you post a pict, I'll play
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Old 04-30-2008, 03:19 PM   #30
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Saphellae, listen to all these stories. You're just starting out - we've all been there. My first apartment was half of the upstairs of a house. The kitchen was similar to yours. Each new place we lived got better and better, till we bought the house and went backward The house had a kitchen from the '40s. We were able to bring it up to about the '80s, and then last summer, I got almost my dream kitchen. One day, you'll have yours, too.
Yep, it is making me feel better that I will have a great kitchen one day :) I just wish I had a bigger one.. and with a window / stove vent... it gets hot as heck in there when I have the oven and one or more burners going. I have to do the dishes as I go or else I won't have room lol



Wow GB, that is crazy. I'm happy to say I can stand up in my shower.

I have other reasons for wanting to move out.

At the tail end of January we were visiting my hometown 4 hours away for a friends wedding. Right before the wedding (on the way there, actually) we got a phone call that the heater had exploded hot water all over out bedroom and was continuing to do so like a fountain. We asked them to call us back with more information.

Right after the wedding we were just sitting down at the reception and got another call, and we left immediately. I wanted to be at that wedding so badly, but we just had to get home.

Anyways, the heater exploded in our apartment on the 19th floor and the water went all the way down to the 4th by the time they stopped it. We had a brand new, 5000$ tempurpedic mattress that took all the water like a sponge. When it was full the rest of the carpet soaked with over two inches of water on it.

To make a long story short, alot of things were ruined. They are STILL trying to blame it on us. The windows in this apartment are inward swinging, and to lock them you twist the handle down. Needless to say, a gust of wind on the 19th floor opens these windows fairly easily. And, since it was winter, they said that it made the pipes burst.

I don't believe it, to be honest. There is piping hot water flowing through the entire building. I might be inclined to believe it if the water was stationary in our heater. They are trying to say that we left the window open in the middle of winter, and left for the weekend. Unbelievable! We have records of other tenants saying their windows
blow open as well, and we have proof that there are serious pipe problems here.

Okay, I'm done my rant :p LOL!
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