- August 16th, 2010
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Home owners have a lot of questions on how we go about remodeling a kitchen. In this installment we wanted to show another before, during and after, photo journal of a kitchen we just completed.
As a full service general contractor we can handle all phases of a kitchen and bath remodel. And as a reminder we are a Custom Cabinet manufacture as well as Fabricating our own counter tops.
This home is in Farmington Utah. The home owner wanted custom cabinets in a rustic look, that was both unique and beautiful.
These are the pictures of the kitchen before we were turned lose on it. The homeowner took these pictures. As you can see the cabinets are your basic builders oak. Nothing special. The Counter top is your basic gray laminate with 15 years of use on it. The floor is 2.25″ cheap oak. (Nasty) All has to come out.
Then there is always our Awesome Carpenter Model!!
These were taken while the kitchen was being torn out. Counter tops, cabinets, and pantry were removed. Then the hardwood, sub floor and old tile was removed.
After cabinets and counter tops are out the floor and sub floor is removed. New 1/2″ ply is then glued down. Most contractors use 3/8 particle board for sub floor. This is a cheap way to go. If you have a water leak, particle board will come apart and your floor will be ruined. Ply offers you 2 advantages.
1- It is more water resistant. If it swells it wont disintegrate the way particle board does.
2- It is considerably more solid. Advantages are that there is less flex. Meaning you have far less problems with tile cracking and grout breaking apart.
Here is the ply sub floor being installed.
Installation of Custom Cabinets. These are manufactured by us in our Custom Cabinet shop. These are European design cabinets. Meaning they do not have face frames. They are 3/4 Fused Melamine boxes with fully adjustable shelving. All cabinets have solid wood edging. We prefer to use solid wood over edge banding. Solid wood edging ages as the cabinets do.
Note the removal of the built in pantry. We relocated the fridge to the end where it is more convenient for the home owner. Then built 2 pantry cabinets to replace the pantry and little cabinets that were there. All shelves are pull out style with soft close full extension hardware.
And now the pictures of the kitchen in its current state. The homeowner is doing their own paint. As you can see we have installed totally custom Tennessee Red Cedar Cabinets. Caesar-stone counter tops with a E-Granite under mount sink. We installed 12×12 tile on the floor with a 4×4 white tile for the back splash. This was laid on a brick style pattern with a glass accent stripe. All doors are on Salice soft close hinges and all drawers are controlled by Salice soft close full extension hardware. Handles are from Hardware Resources.
Young Lady wandering through.
Showing the Custom Dish Drawers.
Built in custom office cabinets. Organizing all of the typical “Stuff” that collects in your kitchen.
These are under counter cabinets on the bar back.
The upper cabinets are a full 12″ deep for maximum storage of dishes.
Awesome Caesar stone Quartz, Counter top.
Couple parting shots of this truly custom Kitchen.
Hope this answers some of your questions. Give us a call for a free estimate on your next remodel project.