Kitchen Remodel Project
- Preparation and Dust Management
Covered floors with plastic. Put up plastic walls.
Removed existing kitchen cabinets, wall, popcorn ceiling
- Wall Removal
Removed a load-bearing wall by building two temporary walls, and installing a 10’ long 6”x12” special engineered wood beam and two 4”x6” posts. This opens the kitchen up to the dining room.
- Custom-Built Pony (Short) Wall
Created two short walls by a post where a kitchen island was to be located.
Moved a copper sink drain and a cast iron toilet drain. Replaced outdated parts (copper and cast iron) with ABS. Small soffits were created as necessary. A hole was dug in the cement foundation to cut a cast iron drain pipe. The pipe was cut and capped off and the hole was refilled with cement.
Since I removed a wall, I moved all wiring, outlets and switches to the short pony wall and rerouted some wiring between ceiling joists.
The old light box with fluorescent tubes were replaced with 4 recessed lights.
- Popcorn Ceiling Removal
The outdated popcorn ceiling was removed and retextured with an orange peel finish.
Walls and ceiling were repainted.
- Kitchen Floor
The old vinyl sheet floor was removed and replaced with durable ceramic tile.
- New Cabinets
I installed new kitchen cabinets
- New Countertops
I installed quartz countertops
I installed a backsplash
- Debris Disposal
I hauled all construction debris away for dumping at the San Leandro / Davis St. Transfer (Dump) Station.
Installing plastic wall to manage dust
Removing popcorn ceiling texture
Patching hole in ceiling
Spraying orange peel texture on ceiling
Dumping construction debris at the dump
Cutting a cast iron drain pipe and capping it off
Rerouted toilet drain, replaced cast iron pipe with ABS, created soffit to hide pipe
Lifted a heavy beam using a manual lift
Installed two temporary wall frames to remove load-bearing wall
Custom-built short wall and rerouted toilet drain pipe
Small soffit to hide rerouted 2nd floor sink drain pipe
Removing posts in exterior wall to replace with solid 4”x6” post to support load-bearing beam
Wall replaced with beam