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Home Makeover: Kitchen, Washrooms, and Fireplace
21Apr2017 - Home Makeover
Date: Fri Apr 21 17:46:15 MDT 2017, [ 8 photos ]
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This next 2 or 3 weeks will be messy and dusty while we embark on a home makeover project... We have decided to replace/renovate our dated kitchen, boring washrooms, and a dull fireplace!

Galaxy Granite will be supplying and fabricating a premium Brazilian granite for the countertops and vanities. I guess that leaves me to do the dirty work of modifying the cabinetries, replumbing fixtures and drains, electrical, restaining, and repainting!

All existing wall tiles will be ripped and replaced with fresh look tiles. The existing kitchen island will be cut short to just one flat surface to accommodate a waterfall granite. The existing over-the-range microwave will be gone and will be replaced with a dedicated 600cfm hood. We're just tired of the smell that usually lingers around the house whenever someone cooks! The kitchen island will be modified to tuck away a microwave and an oven-toaster each on slide outs that can be pulled out whenever necessary. There will be no more appliances on sight on countertops, instead, they will all be wired and tucked away on pull outs -- going with the minimalist look this time around!  The existing kitchen sink will now be under-mounted while a kitchen faucet with ToucH2O technology will be customized to fit.

All washroom vanities will now be replaced with vessel-type sinks. All lavatory faucets will be replaced to suit the vessels while plumbing and drains will now have to be redone to fit as well. Unfortunately our previous home builder was so cheap to install shutoff valves on all water lines -- that also, will have to be done this time!

The tiles on the fireplace will also have to be ripped out and replaced with stone. It also needs to be reframed to support a granite base!

It will be well all the effort when done!

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 The kitchen island will be cut flush to one surface level to accommodate a waterfall granite

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 kitchen wall tiles ripped out; over-the-range microwave will be replaced with a dedicated 600cfm hood; hood ducting will be modified; electrical and air-sensors will also be rerouted...

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 garburator temporarily taken out of sink

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 kitchen island will also be modified to have pullouts for a built-in microwave and an oven-toaster; new electrical wiring will be routed

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 All lavatory faucets will be replaced to suit the vessels while plumbing and drains will now have to be redone to fit as well. Unfortunately our previous home builder was so cheap to install shutoff valves on all water lines -- that also, will have to be done this time!

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 The tiles on the fireplace will also have to ripped out and replaced with stone. It also needs to be reframed to support a granite base!

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