Sunday, June 8, 2014


Sunday, June 8 - The kitchen remodel project is in its final stages. Completion is just around the corner or should that be “just around the counter?” The fellow was here to create a template for the “Corian” style counter top. It is a very interesting process. He used a computer and laser to draw an exact copy of the cabinet tops.

counter man

Every change in elevation or wall deviation was stored in his tablet.


Computer generator image of counter tops.counter image

From there it's back to the shop where the computer generated system makes the exact solid surface counter to fit this kitchen. In two weeks they'll be back to install the finished counter!

The old fashion way of measuring the counter tops.counter drawing

Paul, Dave, and Kelly worked over 14 hours to install the tile floor several Saturdays ago. It was VERY hard work but energy well spent.

Dave supervises while Paul makes the first cut.
tile cutting

Dave laying the first tile.
first tile 

dave tiling

Kelly wore many hats. She was responsible for making sure the floor tiles were level.Kelly level

Once Paul mixed the mud outside, she was responsible for being sure it remained well mixed.
mud mixer

Everyone concentrating on their job.
busy bees

You may ask…What the heck was Marsha doing all this time. Besides taking the photos, she was the “goofer.” She ran and got what ever someone needed, including running to Home Depot.

Since Paul laid the last tile in the bathroom, Marsha got the honors of laying the last one in the kitchen.
Marsha last tile

The finished floor looks awesome! Dave's aching back has returned to normal after several visits to the golf course to make-up for missed T-times....LOL.

After letting the tile set for several days, it was on to the grouting.


Finito…which means finished for you non-Italians.finished tile

Paul has re-installed the cabinets.


We only ordered two additional cabinets and removed one odd shaped cabinet from our original run of cabinets. They too look super and only wait for their “topping” to be finished. Marsha worked on replacing all the knobs on the cabinets.


After the counter tops are installed, Paul and Dave will do a little more tiling on the backsplash. The entire kitchen will be completed.

Next is to install the vinyl siding and soffit outside. It will be nice for Paul to get outside and enjoy some of the fabulous weather we've been having here in NE Ohio. So check back and get a view of the finished project.

Now to our terrific weather! Everything is lush green. The flowers and garden are doing awesome. You would never know this part of the country had such a cold, cold winter.


one little one


Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day!


  1. Another wonderful project. The floor looks great. Nice to have that soon to be son-in-law with a handy talent! Amazing how mulch makes everything look better. Can't wait for the completed kitchen photos!! Nice work, crew:)

  2. The floor looks fantastic. Can hardly wait to see it all put together. Hopefully you guys will have time to just relax and enjoy some of that gorgeous weather. Jim is getting fishing pox really bad so we may have to speed up our travels just a week bit to get him to his boat.

  3. Like everyone, I can't wait to see the finished product. When we got our kitchen remodeled, it was wonderful to see it morph, with each additional addition, into the kitchen I loved. Funny how fast you forget what the old one was like. How fortunate you are to be able to do it yourself.

  4. Wow he really does good work. Soon it will be wedding time.

  5. Beautiful floor...and team work! Happy to hear the bending and twisting on the golf course helped Paul's back loosen up! :-)

  6. Great job on the floor and cabinets. Once the kitchen is finished then you can finish the outside then the wedding then,,,,. Looks like a non-stop project here but it's taking shape.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  7. Love your choice of floor tile. Sure glad I'm not there to get rooked into helping. Glad Kelly's Dave is willing to do so.

  8. Glad to see everyone was involved. I was sort of wondering what Marsha's part in all the activity was. Glad that was finally cleared up.

  9. Nice job on the kitchen. You are lucky to have such good help!

  10. Everything is beautiful from the green lush plants to the gorgeous tile floor!! What an accomplishment!! I can't wait to see the finished product! You all will so enjoy your new kitchen :-)

  11. love that floor. . .and that pepper plant. . .way to go!

  12. You are too bust to enjoy this amazing weather right now, but soon you will be all done thats tuff, then head back down south.

  13. Good job! The floor looks great. I was wondering how it was coming, Now when's the wedding? Once the wedding is behind you and the house all finished, what will you do then? Take a trip?

  14. Great job everyone. I'm sure you will get years of enjoyment out of it.

  15. Using a computer and such to measure the countertops is interesting. You folks have way more energy than I do.

  16. Looking at your pics of laying those tiles brings back memories of back aches from when we did the same thing in our kitchen. Mixing that tile cement was no easy job either - and, I absolutely hated all the grouting!

    Looks great though - nice job!

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  17. When I look around and see the flowers - it surprises me. Then I remember IT IS JUNE ISN'T IT! Thinking we gate guarded too long. You two and all your help do a mighty fine job.

  18. The project team is doing a real good job. Can't wait to see the reveal pretty soon.
    And the project does remind me of our days when we had a home. Steve is the handyman while I am the supervisor, I mean the lovely assistant :)

  19. love the floor and all the flowers. It is almost time to chill and finish last minute details for the wedding.

  20. That floor looks fabulous and I know how difficult a job tiling can be…back-breaking. Looking forward to the finished product. Will you be featuring a before and after look?

  21. A lot of work, but the end result is going to be well worth it.


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