Archive for November 2014

The Kitchen Plan

On off time, prepare your kitchen plan. An accurate and well drawn plan will be beneficial for your use; as well as, the use of any contractors you may hire to do the work, ie., plumbers, electricians, carpenters, ventilation experts, etc. This plan is for the kitchen […]

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Pointers for Plaster Cleanup

Any plaster pieces that fall onto the flooring cover can be carried outside to bin. In the case of a large wall being removed, a snow shovel works best! Empty paint pails or bins work well to collect the debris and enable you to carry outside to […]

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Pointers for Plaster Removal

Remember to wear safety goggles, footwear and gloves. And, most importantly, a mask. Fibreglass and sometimes asbestos was used in the application of the plaster. The best thing to do is work on one side of the wall before the other. Cover any carpet or flooring surrounding […]

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First Wall Down….

FIRST AND FOREMOST – Speak with a qualified construction expert or engineer prior to demolishing any wall in your home. It was determined for this reno that the wall between the kitchen and dining room was not a load-bearing wall. Therefore, I decided to start with this […]

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And so it begins….Kitchen/Dining Room Demo

A kitchen reno is most likely the toughest of all to live and work with. Everything should be removed and stored safely. Most important everyday appliances and accessories should be kept handy. I set up my temporary kitchen in the living room – ha ha! Since I […]

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At Last! New Door – New View!

Everything is worth waiting for! BEFORE – FROM INSIDE AFTER – FROM INSIDE BEFORE – FROM OUTSIDE AFTER – FROM OUTSIDE

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New Door Day!

The new door measurements were wider than the existing; therefore, once the old door was removed, plaster and framing were also removed to accomodate it. And here it comes! I cannot wait! lol

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Searching for the right door!

Finding one that opened out was another story. I didn’t want to lose interior floor space in an already too small dining room for the doors to swing inside. I searched and found a manufacturer in the US that dealt with the type of door I wanted […]

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New Garden Door Installation Required

The existing exit from the dining room to the backyard consisted of two interior french door sets. I knew this would be a cold room come winter. Therefore, replacing it with a higher-efficiency exterior door was in order.

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Window Before and After

BEFORE AFTER

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