The Kitchen. Part V.

With the bead board up, it was time to throw in some appliances. I got a great deal on a refrigerator from the Sears outlet store. Regularly $2,500, I got mine for about 1/2 price. Awesome! It has some scratches, but they are conveniently hidden on the wall side of the appliance.

Whoa! Huge Fridge!

The Oven was reasonably simple, though I had to build a little stand of wood for it to sit on.

The brand new oven cooking the very first pizza.

The Range… was a complete disaster. I bought a snazzy gas range, but the one it was replacing was some weird funky non-standard size. When I got home and tried to fit the new range… it didn’t fit at all. This was extremely frustrating. In order to get it to fit I had to buy a tile cutting blade and tear apart my counter. The end result was totally snazzy and completely worth it. Check it out:

Awesome! (note the under cabinet lighting and the flashy new hood)

It was now time to pick a color for the front of the soffit. Because I love red more than anything, it was the obvious choice. I got a lot of flak from friends who didn’t think the red would go with the wooden cabinets, but I think everyone agrees that it came out pretty sweet.

Once it was painted red, Shamus helped me with the crown molding. And hooooly crap crown molding is annoying. Thankfully, I purchased a chop saw to make the job easier. Without it, the job would be 1000x more miserable.

The end result:


The end of the pennisula, with the exciting new pendant lights.

The three pendant lights brightening up the kitchen.

Overall, the project was a huge success. It was extremely painful to endure, but the result is beautiful. I’m so happy with it. The lighting is awesome. Four bright lights underneath the soffit, three more centered in the room, three pendant lights, and brand new under cabinet lighting which adds a lot of character and convenience when chopping and cutting delicious things. Someday I might re-do the cabinets as well, but for now I’m pretty happy.

A kitchen is a hugely important part of a house. I’m proud to have this new kitchen at the House of Rock.

5 thoughts on “The Kitchen. Part V.

  • 10/16/2009 at 10:25 am

    Wow! I have been eagerly devouring these kitchen renovation posts — I love a good home makeover. I can’t believe what an improvement this is! Well done! How long from start to finish?

  • 10/16/2009 at 11:00 am

    Hrm, total time from start to finish was, like, 4 or 5 months – but I took a lot of weekends off in the middle for climbing, and other types of fun. All the work probably could have been completed in 6 or 7 weekends I think.

    It was pretty intense.

    I’m glad you enjoyed reading about the makeover. Next up is the garage.

  • 10/16/2009 at 11:07 am

    I foolishly forgot to mention Sarah who selflessly painted the ceiling a nice white after it was put up. She also aided in raising the last section of bead board.

    Thanks Sarah T!


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