Kitchen Demo

April 19, 2007 at 10:55 pm Leave a comment

It’s getting pretty tiring living in a half functional home. Last weekend instead of continuing to just contemplate getting the house into living order I started to take action — with a screw driver, pry bar, and hammer.

The result is no more kitchen — I know, I know, I said I was going to make the house functional. Well sometimes things have to get worse before they get better. The game plan is to remove the walls that divided the back 1/4 of the house into 3 small rooms — a half bedroom, a laundry area, and kitchen. After removing the walls I will make a larger kitchen and small family area — probably too small to call it a family room.

So here are the before and after pictures:

Before After
Dining Room From the Living Room Dining Room View

Here are pictures of the sink area before and after

Before After
Kitchen Cabinets Kitchen Wall

It appears that the kitchen walls were orginally covered with tounge and grove beadboard.
1920 Tounge and Grove Beadboard
This is solid douglas fir. I am very disappointed that one of the previous owners decided it would be a good ideas to rip it out and replace it with sheet rock (plaster board). The good news is at least now I have some idea how the original kitchen was finished. I will echo this theme in my cabinetry selection. I may also use some of the salvaged material to build a window seat for this wall.

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California Bungalow Addition Taking Down Kitchen Walls

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