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    Progress, just got some minor trim work to do now and put in a door
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    Latest destruction. This temporary so we can have a more usable kitchen...aka...more counterspace. When we bought house we started with 15" beside stove and 3 feet on both sides of sink which a microwave takes up 2 feet on left side. We also wanted a full size oven instead of the tiny oven that came with house that fit in a 23" wide opening.

    First attempt at a counterspace was removing wet bar open to living room and turn it into a 7foot counter which pretty much over doubled our counter space since it's 30" deep instead of standard 24" deep.

    This go around replaces seperate oven/stove with a standalone range and turns the 15" counter beside stove into 70". We now have a full size oven as well

    2 bigger base cabinets I paid $25 each and staind. Both were damaged. One in back and other on side. Small 15" cabinet I paid full price for. Countertop was free. It's a scrap piece of corian my aunt had from her countertop business. Stove was bought off of Craigslist for a hundred or 2. Been sitting in garage for months, don't remember how much. Gonna put just shelves for now since this is all temporary until we remodel entire kitchen.




    This is just test fit stage
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    Got top cabinets in. Had to rig a microwave bracket since the one we got from a friend didn't have bracket. Gonna install microwave this weekend. Still trying to figure out a cheap backsplash since this is all just temporary so it's more livable. Don't wanna spend $10-15 a sqft until we have everything exactly how we want it. It is nice to have so much more counter and cabinet space. Especially since the counters are 30" deep. We can pot crock pot, bread maker, etc. At back of counter and still have alot of counter space left.

    To do backsplash, install outlets, cleanup walls and Ceiling above cabinets, install microwave, build and install shelve above microwave. Doing a shelve because a tiny 12" tall cabinet with a 9" tall opening is almost useless. Especially when you have a 5ft tall GF that can't even reach it. So a shelve so we can store things like tall stock pots and such that we just use every once in awhile.

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    You can look for these for the cheap backsplash idea. We used the smart tiles in one bathroom just as a temporary, inexpensive thing. They worked great.

    Smart Tiles - blessThe Home Depot
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    Quote Originally Posted by ceecee View Post
    You can look for these for the cheap backsplash idea. We used the smart tiles in one bathroom just as a temporary, inexpensive thing. They worked great.

    Smart Tiles - blessThe Home Depot
    Thanks, went to go look at thone types and home depot had 12" tiles on clearance. Ended up spending $20. 2 different colors. Rust and a biege. Beige will be diamonds in centered and other will be cut into triangles to go in the gaps between daimonds. Grout will be $15 already have extra thinset.
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    Got another sheet of corian for counter from aunt. It's black, others are a whitish, so doesn't really match color wise. It's at the end of kitchen so not next to other counters and because of fridge and pantry, it's pretty seperated. Sink is black composite granite...GF found for only $100 on offer up . Will match sink nicely. Will replace down road. This is an intermediate phase and countertops were free.
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    Threw together a spice rack. 15 min worth of work and about $12. Bought 4 3"x1/2" 3' long pieces of select pine from lowes. Cut 3 to 24", 2 to 18" for sides. Cut 2 pieces to 6" as a spacer. Glued and then stapled bottom piece on. Then put spacers in and laid next shelf on spacers with glue. Threw in staples with Brad gun, and then did third shelf. Done. That's it
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    Tile I found on clearance. Already had wet saw from bathroom floors and left over thinset. So after grout total cost will be $35 for backsplash.
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    Worked a bit more on dry bar



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    Fixed gas leak. Apparently someone hit the meter.





    Harbor freight has pipe wrenches about 50% off. Picked up a 24" and 18". Heading back for next smaller sizes. Messing with a 1/2" pipe for water heater was a pain with a 18" pipe wrench.
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