Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Cabinet Changes and Fence Installation

Has it really been nearly two months since our last post?  This might be the one downside to tracking our progress - or lack thereof - on a blog.  It's so obvious when we aren't doing much work or, at least, much work that can be photographed!  So let's see - what have we been doing?  We did finish the hardwood floor installation on nearly all of the first floor (but somehow forgot to take pictures) so we finally have a little more room since the flooring is on the floor instead of in boxes everywhere.  We also got our second shipment of kitchen cabinets, which allowed us to install the new refrigerator, finally, and will let us build the banquette.  But before we tackle that, we pulled down the second (of three) sides of chain link fence and are now building a new privacy fence.  We've been wanting to tackle this project since last summer so I'm glad to get it out of the way now.  Brian is home this week so we're moving right along and hopefully will have a new side fence by the weekend.  Now, the pictures:

Prepping for cabinet install - we decided to pad out the side wall by the beam so built a frame

Drywall in

Now that's a wall again!

Setting cabinets in the laundry room

Installed!  Just need countertop and sink now

Redoing the kitchen cabinet install - we swapped out a 27" cabinet for a 24" on the side of the stove to allow room for a larger fridge

New cabinets in, time to see if the fridge fits...

It all fits!  And with fancy plywood countertops (which will be replaced with marble soon)
Setting the cabinets for the kitchen built-ins.  The banquette will go between these two cabinets.

Dry fitting everything - still need countertops, trim, and the banquette
Old fence.  This is not attractive.

Trees growing through the fence!
Chain link down.  New fence posts marked.  The old fence was off the property line and the neighbors asked to share the new fence so we're installing it right on the property line this time, which also means we can remove these old posts at a later date (our side is the one with all the trees).
So much brush to clear to get at the fence line...

Setting a string line
Digging the holes - that auger in the background was incredibly useful but it still took a lot of manpower to fully dig the holes

Now there's some progress!  Getting a nice line of fence posts going.  More to come!


  1. That looks like a lot of progress to me. That tree growing in the fence was cool. Did it survive the chainlink removal?

  2. It did survive! A few of the trees have chain link grown into them, but they seem to be in good shape so just left it in there.