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The Pattersen Whole House Remodel

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Project by reedwood posted 02-12-2011 05:57 PM 1797 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The Pattersen Project

This cabinet was part of a whole house gut and remodel.

The existing heating unit under the new cabinet was a major ordeal.

We replaced the old cast iron unit with a lower profile finned copper unit and boxed it in with a sheet metal
to direct the heat thru the front grill instead of cooking the cabinet. Worked great.

The existing 1×6, 1×8 v groove and 1” x 9” solid Butternut shelves were carefully removed and have already been recycled into other projects….. Nice score.

Before

The wall around the fireplace and behind the cabinet had to be completely re-framed. The old soffit had electrical, dryer venting and plumbing running thru it…. And, it had a 3 ft. bees nest in the ceiling.

We added a gas line for gas logs, cleaned, tuck pointed, and painted the brick fireplace.

We removed the brick hearth and added black Absolute granite with natural stone surround (the kind with the little fossils and sea shells in it) I forget the name.

You would never know by the before picture but the dining room floor had a 1 1/2” drop in the middle like a bowl.

It had to be fixed so we carefully removed the existing oak floor at the 6’ door opening along with the old sub floor and framing. We re-framed it level, installed new T&G plywood, then re installed and finished the old oak flooring.

We replaced all the closet shelving, doors and trim

The kitchen was completely gutted and replaced.

New cabinetry and granite counter tops, plumbing fixtures, electrical and lighting, appliances

and a garden window with a solid oak sill.

Behind the scenes

Great clients, great crew, big project and another job well done.

-- Mark - I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.





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steliart

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#1 posted 02-12-2011 06:30 PM

very well done

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#2 posted 02-12-2011 06:43 PM

Very nice transformation! Updated, in more of a timeless way, compared to what you replaced. Nice!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#3 posted 02-12-2011 09:01 PM

Nice transformation!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#4 posted 02-12-2011 09:30 PM

Excellent remodel with color choices I like. The built in looks like it was original to the house with a, to me at least, colonial look.
What was done to the rooms behind. Looks like a wall is gone and an island or other built in added. Interested in seeing the whole remodel.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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reedwood

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#5 posted 02-12-2011 10:13 PM

BTKS, ah….you noticed the missing wall.
That room off the kitchen used to be a sitting room with access to the garage and a laundry room.
We added a hidden beam and removed the wall to create one big room with a peninsula, remodeled the laundry room and added a powder room.

Before

After

Before

After

new Powder room

There’s more I can post but my dog keeps hitting my hand so I guess we are going for a walk.
later.

-- Mark - I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.

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#6 posted 02-13-2011 01:45 PM

looks great…well done…thanks for sharing

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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reedwood

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#7 posted 02-21-2011 06:06 PM

Here are some more before and after shots.
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After

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Before

After

-- Mark - I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.

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#8 posted 02-21-2011 06:16 PM

That’s funny. We had a very similar vanity light/medicine cabinet combination (pink bathroom shot) in our bathroom when we moved into our house. It came down when I remodeled the bathroom. Left the hole in the wall in case we ever do want to add a medicine cabinet there. I stuffed the hole with paper-covered fiberglass insulation, then took the plastic window film and applied it over the top with double-sided tape and the hairdryer to shrink the plastic. A plain, unframed mirror then covered it all up. The slight outward bulge of the insulation helps keep the mirror from rattling around since we chose to go with the clips that the mirror sits in, rather than snugging up tightly to the wall.

Nicely redone, by the way, reedwood!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#9 posted 02-21-2011 07:33 PM

Thank you Jonathan,
We had a lot to do on this house so we had to budget everything pretty tight.
The Master bathroom and shower was enlarged by taking 2 1/2 ft. from a large bedroom behind it. There was a 5 ft wide by 4 ft. deep hole through the slab in the middle to be able to move the toilet and hook up all the cast iron and copper plumbing to the new fixtures and baseboard heat units. Quite a project.

I’ve uncovered old med cabinet openings behind big mirrors several times. No big deal.
Insulation is good for noise too.

Wouldn’t it be funny if 50s retro pink bathrooms came back in style? ha.

-- Mark - I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.

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