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Another Wall Down!

I started on the tearing down of Wall No. 2 – between the dining room and living room – for an even bigger open feeling! There was no turning back now! lol

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Insulation! Insulation!

I hired carpenters to build out the 2X4’s used on the exterior walls to allow for proper insulation. Acoustical sealant and vapour barrier are a must!

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Electrical Updated

Since all exterior walls were now exposed, it was a perfect time to have kitchen completely professionallyrewired. I had had a new 100 amp service installed in the fall; therefore, all appliances of the new kitchen could be properly circuited. It pays to pre-plan placement of your […]

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Plumbing Relocated

Old galvanized plumbing drainpipe was removed and redirected using new ABS pipe to where the new cabinets would eventually be installed and therefore hidden. Note: Anything in a wall that’s being torn down will have to be redirected; ie., plumbing, electrical, ventilation etc. Proper planning is a […]

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Gotta Dance!

Next the floor needed to be stripped down to the floorboards. There was linoleum under the tile and MDF under that. We used a sledge hammer to break up the tile and then a spade to lift and remove the linoleum; as well as, the MDF board. […]

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Oh what a view!

We removed the plaster from one side of the interior wall first using a hammer and basically smashing it and pulling it off bit by bit. We then removed the plaster from the other side of the interior wall using a sledge hammer. Easier than the first […]

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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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