7
Nov
2014

Jonathan and Aline’s Kitchen

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Day 20: The kitchen is complete.

They’ve wanted this for 20 years. Jonathan and Aline are thrilled to be renovating their kitchen. As a Postpartum Doula and Certified Lactation Counselor with Helping Hands Doula, Aline does sometimes work overnight, but thankfully has another place to sleep while we make lots of noise.

Day 1: The old kitchen.

Day 1: The old kitchen.

Day 1: Kitchen demolition underway. Aline worked overnight and thankfully had someplace else to sleep.

Day 1: Kitchen demolition underway. Aline worked overnight and thankfully had someplace else to sleep.

Kitchen reno day 3: That's the basement down there. Whoever did the previous kitchen renovation did a great job. The flooring layers were so well adhered that the old tongue and groove floor boards failed when we tried to get the sub floor up. The only solution is to rip it a all out and start again.

Kitchen reno day 3: That’s the basement down there. Whoever did the previous kitchen renovation did a great job. The flooring layers were so well adhered that the old tongue and groove floor boards failed when we tried to get the sub floor up. The only solution is to rip it a all out and start again.

Day 6: The new opening is in a structural wall, so requires a new supporting telepost in the basement below. We worked with structural engineer Derek Mes of Adjeleian Allen Rubeli Limited, and this is a photo of the concrete footing for the telepost.

Day 6: The new opening is in a structural wall, so requires a new supporting telepost in the basement below. We worked with structural engineer Derek Mes of Adjeleian Allen Rubeli Limited (whom we’ve worked with several times and recommend), and this is a photo of the concrete footing for the telepost.

Kitchen reno day 8: Kitchen and dining room opened up and structural changes complete. Plus, we passed the city inspection (as always).

Kitchen reno day 8: Kitchen and dining room opened up and structural changes complete. Plus, we passed the city inspection (as always).

Kitchen reno day 11: The walls are sanded, primed and painted with one coat of "Kernel" yellow.

Kitchen reno day 11: The walls are sanded, primed and painted with one coat of “Kernel” yellow.

Kitchen reno day 12: the floor tiling is well underway. "Classic pulpis moca tile".

Kitchen reno day 12: the floor tiling is well underway. “Classic pulpis moca tile”.

Day 16: the cupboards and hood fan are going in. It's really starting to look like a kitchen again. Thanks to clients Jonathan and Aline for treating us to lunch today!

Day 16: the cupboards and hood fan are going in. It’s really starting to look like a kitchen again. Thanks to clients Jonathan and Aline for treating us to lunch today!

Day18: handles and toe-kick are done. The exhaust fan works... and the counter folks came this morning to measure for granite counters (takes a couple weeks for delivery).

Day 18: handles and toe-kick are done. The exhaust fan works… and the counter folks came this morning to measure for granite counters (takes a couple weeks for delivery).

A few weeks go by as the counters are prepared and we convert this bedroom into a bathroom for James

We were back at Jonathan and Aline's kitchen today. Their counter installers came last week and we were back today putting up the backsplash: Soho subway tile in "linen". Grout and caulk tomorrow, and the kitchen will be done for Christmas.

Day 19: We were back at Jonathan and Aline’s kitchen today. Their counter installers came last week and we were back today putting up the backsplash: Soho subway tile in “linen”. Grout and caulk tomorrow, and the kitchen will be done for Christmas.

Day 20: The kitchen is complete.

Day 20: The kitchen is complete.

Day 20: The kitchen is complete.

Day 20: The kitchen is complete.

Day 20: The kitchen is complete.

Day 20: The kitchen is complete.

Thanks to Aline and Jonathan for being great clients. Aline gave Don and I a hug on our way out, saying that she’s “super happy” and “can’t believe how well the kitchen turned out”.

Merry Christmas!