Kitchen remodel

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Project by Trevor Roth posted 03-06-2013 03:26 AM 2442 views 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Was alot of work but im very happy with the results. Cabinets are maple, stained dark walnut. Flooring is tiger stripped bamboo and the counters are concrete covered in 2 part epoxy. I did everything from start to finish in my spare time.

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#1 posted 03-06-2013 03:29 AM

Huge upgrade, really nice.

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#2 posted 03-06-2013 03:35 AM

Great job. Really amazing to see the before and after photos. How many months of spare time did it take?

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#3 posted 03-06-2013 03:38 AM

Thanks, about 2 months. I was slacking after I got the cabinet carcasses up though.

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#4 posted 03-06-2013 03:43 AM

would love to hear more about the counter tops, tutorial maybe? :)

-- measure twice, cut once, swear and start over.

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#5 posted 03-06-2013 03:49 AM

I ordered the product from icoat. Its basically a thin layer of concrete that I put on over a mdf core. Then you color it to your liking and seal with 2 part epoxy,

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#6 posted 03-06-2013 04:14 AM

What a difference. Love the rough edges of the counter.

-- Jojy, Dallas

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#7 posted 03-06-2013 10:23 AM

Wow nice work man, I like the broken edge on the concrete. Always liked the live edge look of wood or rock. That re-model looks 110% better than the original.

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#8 posted 03-06-2013 04:42 PM

That was quite possibly the ugliest “Before” Kitchen I have ever seen.
The After kitchen is very nice – Well done!

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#9 posted 03-06-2013 05:24 PM

Wow! Great job with cabinets, floors, counters, etc… I’ve been curious about concrete counters for a while, this is a great looking and unique final product!

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#10 posted 03-06-2013 07:44 PM

I like the look of the live edge also. It was also easier to make than a square edge would have been. Troweled the top and let the edge stuff dry with dips and valleys. After that dried I stippled concrete over top of the edge to even it out and give it the chiseled look. I was trying to make it look like chiseled granite. Long term im not sure how the epoxy is going to hold up to scratches but it should be ok I think.

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#11 posted 03-06-2013 08:01 PM

beautiful! can’t even tell its the same kitchen! love the counter tops too, did you pour the concrete yourself?

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#12 posted 03-06-2013 08:38 PM

The clear epoxy coatings do not stand up well to scratches over time. My bar top is full of scratches now.
However, the good thing about epoxy tops is that they will buff out with a compound and a polisher, and with the right technique and products you can get them back to brand new looking with very little work.

-- "Being a perfectionist does not make one perfect..."

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#13 posted 03-06-2013 09:01 PM

It looks really nice. Congratulations on your accomplishment.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#14 posted 03-07-2013 12:11 AM

Did you just use that green polishing compound? They are like glass right now but they are only a couple weeks old.

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#15 posted 03-07-2013 05:44 AM


The transformation is truly mind-boggling! Thanks for sharing.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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