A four day weekend and we’ve been working on the kitchen remodel. Several things being done to make the space look larger: first was to remove part of the wall to the family room and push back the counter that was there by four feet. That was done a few weeks ago. The next step was to remove the lowered area of the ceiling which had large fluorescent fixtures above large plastic panels. We replaced the lighted ceiling with can lights, with LED spots for over the counters and flourescents for general use.
Started pulling things down on Sunday morning.
By Sunday afternoon it was all down, and I started installing the lights.
Finished the lights on Monday and we put up insulation (12” thick stuff, should keep us warm) and today (Tuesday – Happy New Year!) our neighbor Greg came over, and along with my friend Hans we got all the drywall up. The white areas are where cabinets came out - some overhead and a corner unit. The refrigerator was just to the right of the door. We'll be moving the door to the right, and putting some tall cabinets and the refrigerator in the left corner. This will let us expand the pantry on the other side of the wall, and put in a sliding door to elimiate the space taken up by a swinging door (small bath door visible, laundry room and garage entrance behind that wall)
Next weekend we start on the next item: replacing the 4’ wide window with a higher one (well, the ceiling is higher) and 8’ wide.