Friday, November 13, 2009

Berridge Kitchen Reno

 kitchen renovations

Kitchen Renovations

Kitchen Renovations

Kitchen Renovations

Kitchen Renovations

The kitchen renovation project that we finished recently was a real challenge to say the least.

My son Ian and I had to completely gut the interior on the back area of the home which included removing the old plaster and plywood wall coverings, paper ceiling tiles, strip lath and plaster and some remnants of old insulation in preparation for installing a new kitchen, dining and laundry area.

We also had to remove several old windows to accommodate the revised floor plan.

As a result of removing some of the windows, we had to also remove sections of the original vinyl siding with the idea of replacing only some of the sections so as to blend in with the rest of the house and appear to match up better.

This room that we worked on is actually a 50 year old addition that was added to the original 80 year old house.

During our demolition, we discovered several areas that water had caused such damage that we had to cut out and replace sections of the original fir wood framing so that structural integrity would not be compromised.

We also discovered that the almost flat roof (2/12 pitch) above this addition was leaking so much that we could not proceed in the project without addressing the problem.

Further investigation with the home owner and a rep from a local company specializing in flat roof systems showed that the leaking was due to an improper installation back in 2001.

The decision was made to tear off the existing roof system and completely replace it so that the planned installation of a roof skylight could be done at the same time.

Kitchen Renovations

Kitchen Renovations

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