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Old 06-12-2013, 07:51 AM   #21
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Wow what a transformation! Next thing is to knock down the wall near the archways. That would really open it up.
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Old 06-21-2013, 01:55 AM   #22
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How is the rustoleum kit holding up?
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Old 06-21-2013, 07:18 PM   #23
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i love it
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Freaking amazing work man
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That's a freestanding range in that pic . IMO the ranges with no back are the best.


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Thanks, I got it in downtown pittsburgh from a family business. I went to two places and one countered with a good deal. Only thing was that I had to remove the old counters myself, but that took maybe 15 minutes max.
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Everything looks good except the lights.. change out the builder grade lighting.. that gold is terrible
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Wow what a transformation! Next thing is to knock down the wall near the archways. That would really open it up.
Thanks, if this was a long-term house I would definitely do something more intense like that.

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It's holding up incredibly well. No one can tell that I used a kit, they think that's just how the cabinets originally came.
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:04 PM   #24
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Looks great! A stainless steel fridge would bring it together. I know that costs a bit though.


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Old 12-16-2013, 07:47 AM   #25
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Dude, talk about that flooring! Great work. How hard was cutting all the pieces to work? Did you have the tools for it already or did you end up renting/buying them? What did you put under the wood? How long did that take you?
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Dude, talk about that flooring! Great work. How hard was cutting all the pieces to work? Did you have the tools for it already or did you end up renting/buying them? What did you put under the wood? How long did that take you?
Thanks for the compliment. Cutting the pieces wasn't too difficult once you get the hang of it. You just cut them when you get to the end of the wall and use that leftover piece to start at the other end if it fits well with the previous joints (I tried to make sure I had joints minimum of a foot apart).

I got lucky with the tools. I had a neighbor who let me borrow a miter saw and a table saw. I mostly used the table saw. Other than that I bought some smaller tools separately. Most of the time is spent cutting and locking the pieces in together.

I didn't put anything under the wood since I purchased floors with the pad already attached. I'd recommend this as it saved me a bunch of time. To prepare the subfloors, I just cleaned it up well with a vacuum after taking the original carpet out. Only additional thing i did was make sure that there weren't any major changes in height between the subfloor boards. I had to sand a couple of places to even it out (just with a hand sanding tool, nothing fancy). If you go with flooring that doesn't come without padding, I believe you need to take the extra step for laying that down before laying down the actual wood.

In terms of time, I think it took me about a over a week to do. Then 2 full weekends and also worked the weekdays in between. I work full time weekdays so I came home from the office and worked on it from 5-11pm. It's just time consuming but once you get into the groove, you'll get the hang of it and will feel good as you see your progress.
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I like the direction. Now you need to add some spot color in there to punch it up a bit. The palette is way too sterile.
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Old 12-20-2013, 06:09 AM   #28
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Re: Before/After of my Townhouse

Looks great Shake! Is the flooring clock and lock? I'm putting down over 500sqft of it and it aids like exactly what your taking about. Easy to put down, just time consuming!

So did you end up getting a renter? How is it going? Cabinet maintenance?

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Looks great Shake! Is the flooring clock and lock? I'm putting down over 500sqft of it and it aids like exactly what your taking about. Easy to put down, just time consuming!

So did you end up getting a renter? How is it going? Cabinet maintenance?

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Thanks slo323ci! Yes, the flooring just locks into place. Just a couple hits with the mallet and the pieces slide in together - no glue. I did end up finding a renter. The new renters seem to be pretty good so far. Cabinets are holding up well.
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