3
Mar
2014

Britannia Beach Kitchen and Bathroom Renovation

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Day 24 Fresh Reno Ottawa Renovation Contractor tub tiles 3x2

After renting out the lower level of their Ottawa home for years, the family is reclaiming and renovating the space.

Fresh Reno is renovating the kitchen and bathroom, including creating two large openings to connect the kitchen to the rest of the living space, and widening the doorway into a bedroom that is becoming the dining room.

This project is scheduled to take six weeks.

Day 1 Fresh Reno Ottawa Renovation Contractor kitchen before 1

Kitchen ‘before’

Kitchen 'before'. This wall will be opened during the renovation.

Kitchen ‘before’. This wall will be opened during the renovation.

Day 2: The kitchen is demolished and we're opening walls.

Day 2: The kitchen is demolished and we’re opening walls.

Day 3: Bathroom demolition.

Day 3: Bathroom demolition.

Day 4: The new openings are supported by tripled-up 2x12s laminated with 2 layers of half-inch plywood—as recommended by the structural engineer. The kitchen is much more open now.

Day 4: The new openings are supported by tripled-up 2x12s laminated with 2 layers of half-inch plywood—as recommended by the structural engineer. The kitchen is much more open now.

Day 6: Electrician Steve Legallez, of Legallez Electric, doing... well the electrical. Steve is the ONLY electrician we work with (this includes in my own home) and he's excellent.

Day 6: Electrician Steve Legallez, of Legallez Electric, doing… well the electrical. Steve is the ONLY electrician we work with (this includes in my own home) and he’s excellent.

Day 9: The kitchen and bathroom electrical is complete and the reno passed the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) electrical rough-in inspection today. Drywall is almost complete.

Day 9: The kitchen and bathroom electrical is complete and the reno passed the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) electrical rough-in inspection today. Drywall is almost complete.

Day 12: Drywall installation is complete and the first coat of mud is almost done.

Day 12: Drywall installation is complete and the first coat of mud is almost done.

Day 13: Boom! This hydro pole just exploded a few houses over. Fire Dept responded quickly.

Day 13: Boom! This hydro pole just exploded a few houses over. Fire Dept responded quickly.

Day 15: Drywall sanding underway. Happy Friday!

Day 15: Drywall sanding underway. Happy Friday!

Day 17: Upper kitchen cabinets going in.

Day 17: Upper kitchen cabinets going in.

Day 19: Cupboards going in. Well hello! It's starting to look like a kitchen again.

Day 19: Cupboards going in. Well hello! It’s starting to look like a kitchen again.

Day 21: Spring has finally sprung on the final day of March. So, we're cutting bathroom tiles outside.

Day 21: Spring has finally sprung on the final day of March. So, we’re cutting bathroom tiles outside.

Day 21: Tiles going up in the bathroom.

Day 21: Tiles going up in the bathroom.

Day 24: Bathroom done.

Day 24: Bathroom done.

Day 24: Bathroom done.

Day 24: Bathroom done.

Day 20: The counter installers came in to measure. We've installed temporary counters and will be back when the permanent counters arrive.

Day 20: The counter installers came in to measure. We’ve installed temporary counters and will be back when the permanent counters arrive.

This renovation is nearly complete. Permanent counters have been ordered and we’ll be back when they arrive.