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Thanks everyone, wood floor just got down so now I need to start on kitchen.

Moving stove from bar to wall by refer.

Need to move cabinets also.



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Thanks everyone, wood floor just got down so now I need to start on kitchen.

Moving stove from bar to wall by refer.

Need to move cabinets also.
Congrats on the progress, but remember


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old dog/ new trick

will do, standby for some pics, have been in Alaska last week just got home

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Default Kitchen remodel

Please excuse me for the delay. Hey this retirement thing is keeping me awful busy.

Kitchen has really been taking shape here this year and I want to bring you some pics of what has been happening.

First pic is of kitchen as it was before starting remodel with dark green wallpapper. Wife did a super job on getting all the paper removed and it gave me motivation to get going. Took her most all day and filled up a large container. It got a lot brighter all of a sudden!

Discovered two base cabinets had water damage and the boxes had to be replaced. Used "real wood" this time and got them back nice and solid for new counters. You know that old carpenter never did trim out the pantry doors when he built the place in 87. Wife had a real good talk with him and he finally got off his &%% and did them right.

You can see the trac lights needing to be replaced with can lights. The old original Jenn Aire had served many years but needed to be replaced with a smooth top. Dishwasher and refer had already been replaced along with water heater. Bar front paneling to be replaced with white bead board.

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My kitchen is also small. I brought my guys that work for me a case of 6, 6" can lights (because there cheaper by the case) and told them to install just 4 of them. I came home and they had installed all 6, of them, way to bright and now I have planes circling my house looking for a place to land.
One really important thing is if there's attic an attic above and no living space you need IC (in contact) air tite cans. If not there's going to be air blowing in and no way to put insulation over them.

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Ever thought about LED under cabinet and can lighting?

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[quote=joecaption;63785]My kitchen is also small. I brought my guys that work for me a case of 6, 6" can lights (because there cheaper by the case) and told them to install just 4 of them. /quote]

Hey Joecaption,

Thanks, I agree four on a dimmer is probably plenty as the ceiling is like 8x 8 feet due to the cabinet valances. I do have one can light already over the sink. That would make five x 65 watts of downlighting plus I am replacing the under cabinet lights to have five puck lights over the countertops. Also plan two pendants over the bar area. The new tops are dark green/black and need light.

Will get IC cans same as rest of house. Even have some rope lights hidden over wet bar.

Here are more pics to bring you up to date. Wet bar area before remodel, pantry before trim, pantry doors after trim before final paint.

What do you think?

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You expressed a plan to patch the hole where the existing fixture is/was. You cannot bury that box if there are any live circuits running thru it.
As far as the cans go... I actually like track lighting. If it were me, I would probably put a new track up with more stylish exposed lamp heads on it. Maybe a low voltage with mr16 lamps. < grins >

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[QUOTE=evstarr;63800]You expressed a plan to patch the hole where the existing fixture is/was. You cannot bury that box if there are any live circuits running thru it.

Yes evstarr good point. I will remove the box and then run switched wire to the first can light. Then wire to other cans.

I have a plan for the track lights to be moved into the garage.

Guess you all see this kitchen is just a part of total makeover.

Pics of remodel of stereo cabinet built in, Note: Before pic at left. Another one of those things original carpenter never finished LOL

Electrical, CTV and speaker wiring. Used mostly scrap wood for cabinet. Note beadboard sides, trim added not shown. Plan is to replicate this cabinet as a wine rack in wet bar area to match.

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Hey Old Dog: these pics are for you...

We did change plans to not move appliance locations. we are using original cabinets with new stain and new counters. All has been painted including ceiling. New floor in kitchen to be some type hard tile. New lights and some type backsplash to come soon.



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