Joined: Sun Oct 22nd, 2017
Interests: Vintage Mustangs, RBV's, car shows, & woodworking
Reputation Points: 2705
|OK everyone we are back from our week long start on our renovation of the home we will retire to in a couple years. First we tore out all the old kitchen cabinets which was a pain since they were custom built in place cabinets, but they were old starting to fall apart. We tore up the extra layer of linoleum flooring in the kitchen, & tore off the old 1970's style paneling in the kitchen & the dining room. We tore out all the old carpet & carpet padding only to find almost perfect hardwood floors in all 3 bedrooms, living room, & the hallway leading to the bedrooms. We will NOT cover them back up with wall to wall carpeting like we planned since they are in such good condition. My wife spent 3 days sanding the walls in the 3 bedrooms & the living room since someone painted the walls with gloss paint & we want satin paint & paint will not stick to gloss paint. I also spent 3 days pulling up the tack strips from the wall to wall carpet, & the staples that were holding the carpet pad down. We got the A/C system & the furnace/air handler replaced, upgraded to a tankless water heater, had the attic exhaust fan replaced, the electrical panel replaced with a larger one & had the electric coming into the house upgraded from 100 to 200 amp. The heating/AC company doing all the work also removed the old oil tank & had a propane company install 2 250 gal propane tanks. The furnace & the tankless water heaters are powered by gas, & the stove in the kitchen will be gas. Enough of the explanations now some pics.
What the kitchen looked like before demo.
Kitchen after the cabinets were removed..
Kitchen wall after the paneling was removed.
Living room floor that was under the carpet.
Bedroom floors under the carpet.
My wife's 99 Sport in front of our house with the "green monster" 15 cu yd dumpster off to the side which we filled to the top.
08 Escape 4x4(spare)
00 Ranger Extd Cab 4x4 4.0 OHV, Auto(My DD)
99 Explorer Sport 4x4 4.0 SOHC, Auto( Wife's DD)
69 Mustang Coupe 5.0, 5 spd(Project & my future toy)
14 Kawasaki Vulcan (Wife's Toy)
Splitting time between southern NJ & Southern Virginia.