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Default Kitchen Remodel- FC

What started out as a repair to the laminate under the kitchen cabinets turned into a full blown remodel. I never did care much for the "butcher block" so once I got into it I just kept tearing things out until there was no butcher block to be seen anywhere. What I thought might be a 4-5 day project turned into 8 or 9.

I ended up going with a granite look laminate on all newly built surfaces. Used a good grade of ply just like the original materials. I built a new table since the way the old one was put together it would have been a pain to re-use it. I kept the Nutone center since I have a couple of the attachments for it, and it keeps it closer to original. I did away with the "toaster" compartment as the only toaster I ever found to fit it died last year. I also installed a new American Standard faucet with the built in pull-out sprayer.

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Can i leave my bus in your way for a week or so

what great skills~~~~
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Thanks Woody.

About 35 years ago, in another life, I worked for a guy doing flooring, ceramic tile and countertops. I have remembered just enough to get by. That experience has sure helped around the house AND around the bird.
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Very nice upgrade!!
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What started out as a repair to the laminate under the kitchen cabinets turned into a full blown remodel. I never did care much for the "butcher block" so once I got into it I just kept tearing things out until there was no butcher block to be seen anywhere. What I thought might be a 4-5 day project turned into 8 or 9.

I ended up going with a granite look laminate on all newly built surfaces. Used a good grade of ply just like the original materials. I built a new table since the way the old one was put together it would have been a pain to re-use it. I kept the Nutone center since I have a couple of the attachments for it, and it keeps it closer to original. I did away with the "toaster" compartment as the only toaster I ever found to fit it died last year. I also installed a new American Standard faucet with the built in pull-out sprayer.

Enclosed some pics showing "Before" and "After"

Good job!
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Wow - beautiful job.....
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Very nice upgrade!!
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Thanks Ernie. I've seen pictures of your work, so coming from you that is a compliment.
Just working on this one is enough for me !
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