Thursday, October 06, 2011

Blogtoberfest Day 6: Old and New

Here are the footprint sketches of our kitchen remodel.  The dimensions are not exact, but you can see the changes we made. Pictures here.


Old footprint


New footprint

The wall between the kitchen and living room was removed and a manufactured beam was installed in it’s place. Since it was a support wall, it had to be shored up by adding support posts in the drive-under garage below. This opens up the space and lets the sun shine in!

The laundry was moved and a mud room was added. That meant new plumbing was needed for the washer and the new walls between the kitchen, mud room and laundry room needed electric circuits. 

Over a third of the ceiling was torn out to move some of the lighting. In addition, the sheetrock in the old laundry area was all replaced.

On paper, it doesn’t look like much of a change, but the impact is pretty big.

While we’re satisfied with the results, we’ve agreed that we will never tackle a remodel again.  Trying to find a way to fit your vision into the allotted space and to make it all work can be a hair pulling exercise. Hopefully this will be a boost to the resale value when we’re ready to put it on the market!


  1. I enjoyed looking at your drawings and then going back to your photos. It helped to get the lay of the land. Your remodel turned out so nicely. I bet you love that island.

  2. Looks like a lot of work to me, but it looks like a fun project for you two. You're so good at this. Love seeing the pics!


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