Ikea Kitchen Remodel – Finished Product

November 23rd, 2009

Well we are almost finished and here are some photos to commemorate the Ikea Kitchen occasion.


Here’s a photo of the south wall. We’re looking to add a little color in the form of a rug and/or backsplash. It turned out a little black and white but we’ll fix that. Also the flash on my camera kind of bleached things out a bit.

Did you forget what the before photo looked like?

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Ikea Kitchen Remodel – Nov. 17

November 18th, 2009


We’re coming close to the end of the Ikea Kitchen Remodel. We did some clean up over the weekend. Prior to a kitchen remodel, you may want to just remove your blinds or wrap them in plastic. Granted, not all of this dust is attributable to the kitchen remodel but whoa, what a mess! With new white cabinets, our white appliances and white blinds needed a thorough cleaning.

Other things to consider before a kitchen remodel:

– If you are keeping your appliances or if the new ones have arrived, move them to another room during the remodel. They stay much cleaner.

– An air purifier may come in handy for all the dust that is generated during a remodel.

– Keep the dust contained by shutting off other rooms.

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Ikea Kitchen Install – Nov. 13

November 14th, 2009


Here’s the latest on the Ikea Kitchen Renovation. Jerry and ALISTAIR came up with this little workaround for the register vent. The cabinet will be sitting on top of it so they fashioned a means of redirecting the air flow out of the vent. They will add a vent to the toe-kick to finish the job. Not a bad little workaround, huh?

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Ikea Kitchen Install – Nov. 10

November 11th, 2009


I’m going to combine a couple days here as I missed updating the Ikea Kitchen Blog yesterday. I’ll show you a little bit of the cabinet install process. Here’s our blank slate where we are going to be adding some cabinets.
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Ikea Cabinet Assembly

November 9th, 2009


I assembled a few cabinets to demonstrate how the process goes. After pulling out the directions and your cabinet’s pieces and parts, I like to arrange things as they appear in the instructions. So here I’ve got all the Ikea cabinet pieces and parts pretty much like they are displayed in the instructions. Notice that I’m also doing the Ikea cabinet assembly on a soft surface to avoid damaging my precious cabinets.
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Ikea Kitchen Remodel – Nov. 6, 2009

November 6th, 2009


Ok, we did some painting today and added some more Ikea cabinets. We are coming along slowly but surely. Early next week should bring some more visible results.
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Ikea Kitchen Update – Nov. 5

November 5th, 2009


This is the third coat of mud and hopefully the final one. Jerry is pointing out the gap that still remains to be filled with mud. The gap is caused by the mud shrinking as it dries.
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Ikea Kitchen Update – Nov. 3

November 4th, 2009


Hey, we added a new recessed light above the sink, and it’s on a switch instead of a chain pull! Oh yeah!
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Ikea Kitchen Update – Nov. 2

November 4th, 2009


Ok, we’ve got some drywall to finish up. Here’s Jerry working on the corners.
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Visiting Ikea to pick up cabinets

October 31st, 2009


We showed up at Ikea this morning a little before 11 am. Here’s Jerry fiddling with the kitchen design at Ikea’s kitchen planning station. For some reason, Ikea just can’t take your order that you’ve created at the kitchen planning station. They have to input the order again into their computers. This took about 40 minutes for them to do. The fun begins.

I should back up. We had to return the Tundra Maple Flooring first. I was getting some attitude from the return lady. One of the flooring packages had opened slightly somewhere in the midst of its loading, unloading, reloading, and unloading again. This slight tear in the plastic set her off and she became the return lady nazi. I exaggerate a bit but for a moment I thought I wasn’t going to be able to return a pack of crappy flooring. From there we headed up to the kitchen department.

After waiting for the Ikea help to enter our kitchen order, we paid for it and headed down to the furniture pickup zone (right next to returns). We were told that Ikea coworkers would get the order ready and that we were to watch the tv screen for 67400 to flash up letting us know our order was ready for pickup. This was told to us by some dude in a bunny suit. We were given an estimate of one hour.
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