A&P My new kitchen!

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  1. adamlewis88

    adamlewis88 New Member

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    Well, its been a long time coming, but weve finally got around to doing our kitchen. Nothing super fancy but Im happy with it.

    How it was when we bought it
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    Taking down cabinets
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    Old floor gone. Ripped up the linoleum to find what I thought was a floor. Turns out it was just plywood. Live and learn. Ripped up all the plywood to find what you see here. Floor creaked a lot so I drove about 100 deck screws into the floor joists to stop it from creaking so I could put down ceramic tile.
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    My wonderful (at least I think its wonderful for the first try) tile job
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    Cabinets installed!
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    I know Im not a big baller, but Im happy.
     
  2. adamlewis88

    adamlewis88 New Member

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    Oh and in case anyone has been following, yes my dog has gotten bigger.

    3.5 months
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    5 months
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    Nice...i love when people do stuff by themselves. :bowdown:
     
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    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    you finger your dogs butt, don't you.
     
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    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    nice kitchen remodel, though!
     
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    That's awesome dude, congrats, looks really great. Though I did kinda like that rounded art deco counter that was in there before :hay: But I'm an architecture nerd.

    Fuck that dog is a beauty
     
  7. adamlewis88

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    Haha thanks. I cant take the credit for too much though. All I did was take it down and put in the floor. I didnt want to attempt putting in the cabinets since Ive heard too many bad things about DIYing it.

    Only when hes good!

    Thanks!
     
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    Did you sell your old cabinets to your relatives?
     
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    Looks great. Can't wait to buy a house. Too bad property is so fucking expensive here :mad:
     
  10. Lol McRofles

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    :rofl: I saw the "before" pics before I read what was going on and my first impression was :ugh: looks interesting.

    Looks good, first thing I'm going to do when I move out is get one a dog like that.
     
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    Nice looking job, but why in the world did you tile BEFORE the cabinets were put in? *facepalm*
     
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    more money than brains?
     
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    The dog is admiring your handywork. Looks great.
     
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    Nah if that were the case he would have just paid somebody to do it all and had something other than Laminate Countertops...I kid! I kid!

    I think it all looks nice and clean and I admire it when anybody takes on an actual task themselves instead of writing a check. I'm just pointing out the error so he, or somebody else reading, doesn't repeat it.
     
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    threads like this really make me want to get out of apartment life and buy another house to fix up
     
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    :cool:

    I'm thinking of re-staining our cabinets to make it go with the modern appliances a bit better.
     
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    I'm about to tile the new master bathroom... NOT looking forward to it...

    Nice work though, it looks fucking awesome. Doggah is getting HUGE!!!
     
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    very nice. :cool:
     
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    Is this a serious question?

    Less cutting, only a handful of more tile, and now my cabinets/oven/dishwaser are all even with the floor. Youre suppose to tile the entire floor before you put cabinets in...
     
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    Damn those are some big ears on that dog! He looks like a lot of fun. :big grin:

    Nice work on the kitchen!
     
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    I've NEVER done it that way because if you drop something and break a tile that is partially under the cabinets, or in a number of years decide you want to change the flooring...well, good luck with that! Now, depending on the cabinets you bought, you can always shim them up if you want them higher using a 1/2" sheet of plywood. As far as cutting tile, cutting ceramic tile is simple. But hey, whatever floats your boat.
     
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    For those of us that don't know it's a mistake... why is that a mc steak?

    That answers my question.... :o
     
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    awwwww german shep awwwwwwwww :bowdown:
     
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    I mean, it's not TERRIBLE the way he has it, and a lot of times you have contractors that want to do it that way because it's quick and simple for both the cabinet and flooring contractors. The Cabinet guys like it because they don't have to make the plywood shim/risers, and the flooring guys like because it is faster. Faster means more profit. But they don't care about the issues I mentioned above because they are long gone by then.
     
  25. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    looks great, but what is so bad diy'ing cabinets? :o just wondering because i helped my dad put the cabinets in my parents house and didn't run into any problems. then again, we had just diy added a second story to a ranch house, cabinets aren't such a big deal compared to that. :mamoru:
     

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