a reply to: AugustusMasonicus
That's pretty good. How much did you do yourself vs. having a contractor do?
Ours has been closer to a year, but we're doing the majority of the work ourselves (carpentry, plumbing, electrical, cabinetry, tile, floors and
finish carpentry). The only parts I contracted out were the HVAC/gas line (gas line in particular because that's a special license required by Code),
and the quartzite fabrication because I don't have the tools for that.
Unfortunately, I can't dedicate full time to working on nothing but the kitchen so it's a lot slower. Plus, we needed to do the work in (3-4)
1. Built-in cabinet wall / hutch / buffet.
2. Island (demo old and build new + electrical)
3. Major appliances, sink and new cabinet line-up. (all new plumbing, in-wall electrical and sheetrock work, plus make-ready work for mechanical, oh
(4.) Floors and final trim out (really more like 'phase 3a')
I think one of the big differences with yours is the heated floor. That's a nice touch, but we have a really nice full-thickness oak floor and wanted
to keep that. And, we've never really had a problem with cold floors in this house. BTW...was your house heating system already hot water, or did
you put in a special dedicated system for just the floor?
The two things I really dig in your kitchen are the tin ceiling and that old coal stove. We've got a vaulted area off the end of the island by the
hutch/buffet. My original plan was to do a natural finish beadboard ceiling in this area, but after seeing your tin ceiling, I don't know.