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A new kitchen in a townhouse

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Nathan MacBrien writes,

"Our experience was that Jeffrey Lim at KitchenSync was very helpful and practical, and was very good at steering us in the right direction given our limited budget. I provided him with all the measurements, which he then verified, and then he came up with drawings. We didn't use an architect because we didn't make any structural changes. He was also very good at helping us think through how we wanted our cabinets arranged based on how we used our kitchen.

"The maple veneer cabinets [which have a pressboard core] are UltraCraft, the countertops are Zodiaq Quartz, and the floors are a high-quality/low-noise vinyl tile form Abbey Carpet El Cerrito. Cabinet hardware was special ordered through Belmont Hardware. Appliances are from Sears and Pacific Sales. Total cost was under $30K, including appliances. For the sink, I recommend the Blanco Performa line, which is designed to offer maximum volume and depth in constrained spaces."

During

Prepping the hallway
Prepping the hallway with dropcloths

Plastic sheeting contains dust
Plastic sheeting helps prevent dust from getting over everything

More plastic sheeting
More plastic sheeting

Destroying the cabinets and countertop
Destroying the cabinets and countertops

Appliances are the last to go
Appliances are the last to go

Staging cabinets
Staging the new maple veneer cabinets

New cabinets
New cabinets

New cabinets
More new cabinets

The old floor comes up
The old floor comes up
[Note the sliding drawers in the cabinets
.]

The cabinets are done before the countertops
The cabinets are completed before the countertops are put in

Finished cabinets
More finished cabinets

Plywood is laid on top of the lower cabinets first
A plywood support for the countertops is laid over the finished lower cabinets

Staging the appliances
Staging the appliances

The sink is installed after the plywood is in place
The sink is installed after the plywood is screwed down
[Note this is an undermount sink.]

The countertop is installed in the sink area
The quartz countertop is installed in the sink area

The new hood
The new hood is installed over the range

Backsplash over the sink
The backsplash is installed over the sink area

The new backsplash over the range
The new backsplash over the range area


After

New fridge
New!

The long countertop
The long countertop

New range
The new range and hood


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