Kitchen remodel

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Project by jtriggs posted 04-09-2010 06:03 AM 1908 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finished a kitchen remodel a couple years ago and I’m finally getting around to posting the results. This was a major redo. We tore out everything down to the studs, floor joists and even removed an old chimney in one corner.

I leveled the floor with sistered 2×6s and laid the floor myself and designed and built all the cabinets and countertops. All red oak with oak flooring used as the field in all the doors. This is flooring that was in original wire tied bundles in the back of an old lumber yard. I bought it almost 30 years ago and finally found the right use for it.

A couple of my favorite things are the 4 foot spice drawer that disappears into the wall and the ceiling treatment over the stairs that lead to the back door.

Having everything custom fit into our tiny 10×11’ kitchen was worth all the effort and time needed to plan and replan until everything fit and we’re still happy with it two years later.

I look forward to any questions or comments.

-- Jon --Always remember, never live your life by a motto.

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#1 posted 04-09-2010 06:21 AM

nice work on the remodel…. great use of the space beside the stove…

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#2 posted 04-09-2010 07:03 AM

Nice. I like the angled door panels. I have to ask. Where do the spices go?

-- You always have tomorrow to stop procrastinating.

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#3 posted 04-09-2010 07:47 AM

Whoa, I thought I was looking at a picture of upside down steps. Nice detail on the ceiling!
Some really good ideas there ( though, where does the spice drawer go..?)

i think the oak frame on the doors and the flooring really makes for a neat pattern!

i hope the next project doesn’t take 2 years to post :)

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#4 posted 04-09-2010 02:38 PM

thats a very clever way to recycle oak flooring. I like it.. Great job..

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#5 posted 04-09-2010 04:06 PM

Nice kitchen.

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#6 posted 04-09-2010 04:09 PM

Now that’s “way cool”. Very nice!

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#7 posted 04-09-2010 04:53 PM

Nice kitchen. You got some great designs and ideas in it.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#8 posted 04-10-2010 04:59 AM

All-around great job. Those extra special custom touches add a great deal to a kitchen. The tilt-out waste receptacle is well concealed. And who would have ever thought you would have so much space for spices and so handy for the cook!

The recyled flooring was a very creative idea, too. And those stairs must have been quite a challenge; they look terrific. We really like your kitchen.

We know how time flies when it comes to posting. We completed our kitchen a couple of years ago and still haven’t posted it yet either.

Thanks for posting.

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#9 posted 04-12-2010 01:51 AM

Thanks for the kind words.

Some asked about where the spices go. We put a false ceiling in the stairs down to the basement which is behind that kitchen wall. The box that holds the drawer glides sits on top of the structure of the ceiling. It was fun working out the ceiling angle so that the box would be above it and also be high enough not to push most stuff off the counter when you opened the drawer.

That dark spot in the wall is probably the coolest, darkest place in the house which I heard is the best place for spices.

Thanks again.

-- Jon --Always remember, never live your life by a motto.

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#10 posted 04-13-2010 03:29 AM

There are a lot of good things on LJs & I only ‘favorite’ a few. This is one of them. Great job full of great ideas!
Thank you for sharing!

-- Skillet, Louisiana

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#11 posted 04-13-2010 03:58 AM

Great Lookin Kitchen

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#12 posted 05-12-2010 04:59 PM

I’m sure you are very happy it’s all done. i’ve remodels a few bathrooms and kitchens from a total gut out, and it’s nice to enjoy the work when it’s all done. Your should be very proud looking at what you’ve done. It’s great that you still feel that the design is what you wanted. Awesome job, it looks great. Now you can cook some pasta carbonara, and enjoy looking at your work. Don’t have it too often, it’s cholesterol city.

-- If you work you eat - If you don't work, you eat, drink, and sleep.

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