November 25, 2013

Kitchen Remodel Progress

Kitchen remodel week eight.

The bottom edge of cabinet before the light rail was installed.

The light rail, used to hide under counter lighting, and gives the cabinets a decorative finish.

The toe kick was put into place.

The new trim was installed around the window so the back splash could be installed.

I decided to run the moulding from cabinet to cabinet on the wall above the window and have the tile surround the entire area. A hanging light was installed above the sink, not sure I like it, might go with a can light.

I had new light switches and outlets installed in the kitchen, living room and hallway. I decided to install a wall outlet with USB ports in the kitchen for those quick charges for my iPad or iPhone.

The back splash needs grouting, cabinet shelves, and handles, water line for the ice maker, stove hooked up, and the rest of the trim work needs to get done.

Work in the kitchen will stop this week, and start in my hallway. All of the woodwork, including the doors will be removed and replaced with two panel doors and trim.

This is the construction grade doors, door knobs, and wood work from the 1970's, when the house was built. It was time for them to go!!

The painter will paint the kitchen, living room and hallway, new carpet will be installed while I am on my Christmas Market Riverboat cruise. When I return on December 16, my kitchen and living room will be complete, just in time for Christmas.


  1. What color did you pick for your carpet?

  2. Looking good, Paulette! Are you packed yet? Linda

  3. It's looking absolutely wonderful Paulette. All the things you chose look even better now they are installed( and they looked great when you posted about them before the remodel began)Are you going with the green walls in the kitchen? I love the idea of a socket with USB ports - I'm not sure we have those over here!

  4. You will want to live in that kitchen!

  5. The kitchen is looking fantastic! I love the USB port socket in the kitchen. I've never seen one anywhere. What a merry Christmas it will be!!!!

  6. How did I miss you were going on a Christmas market cruise??????????? Wow. The twins went 2 years ago and LOVED it. Happy Thanksgiving. Thankful to have you as a friend.
    Oh, the kitchen looks did it the right way.