Glad to see you joined us for our kitchen remodel series.
Last week I shared the pretty scary kitchen before photos, here.
Most of the walls by and around the old sink area (window) were replaced, and insulation put in. The Charmer was built with NO insulation throughout the house.
All existing flooring was removed and new sub-flooring laid.
The Charmer was built in farmland, and was the second house built in the area. The house was completed two weeks before the stock market crashed in 1929. It was built with gas lighting.
No other homes were built until several years later.
When the electrical was added, it was done with cloth wiring (the standard then) and used the existing gas line as the conduit.
New conduit and wiring was completely replaced in the kitchen.
An electrical sub-panel was added in the basement to accommodate the new electrical services.
A 22o line was also installed to support a professional stove.
The photos show how the kitchen looked before and after a complete gut.ting (pictures not great)!
The first photo is the before – all cabinetry removed – and drywall replaced where needed and mudded (kept stove as long as we could).
This is the nook area, directing across from the main kitchen area. This area was actually the “porch” when the house was built. I did a small remodel, and opened the porch (removed interior walls) to create the nook area you see – compliments of my Dad!
Now that all the horror of this kitchen remodel is over – it has transformed into a beautiful kitchen!
I can’t wait to show you, so stayed tuned!