Saturday, June 13, 2009

Tile goes in ... and outside, sidewalk repairs Tiling progress, and sidewalks ...

This is the kitchen, half tiled ==>

This is the dining room, likewise, half tiled ==>

And this is what it looks like out on the sidewalk - we have a new sidewalk, one that is not lifted by the roots of the trees!
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Friday, June 12, 2009

Kitchen plans, take two

This is a rather small picture of the ceiling-view of what the kitchen will look like - I don't know how useful this is, but here it is!
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Design of the kitchen

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Saturday, June 6, 2009

This is what the kitchen floor looks like after it has been "mudded over" (a completely technical term for covering the floor with concrete-like mud). It basically provides a hard undersurface free from the defects of the 30 year old floor. It was poured in about 3 different layers, each one oozing out further than the previous one.

This is a shot of the dining room area, also quite completely mudded. This was also done in about 3 days, as was the kitchen. The mud does not take very long to prepare (one part water, 5 parts "mud dirt") and it basically evens itself out over the floor.
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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The doors are done - the floors go more

These three shots give a picture of what the floors look like before Doug begins laying the porcelain tile out onto the floor. The floor was covered with concrete board, a 1/4 inch thick concrete and plastic mesh. These pictures look a little bit as though newspaper was put on the floor, but, it is concrete board. The above picture is the dining room area, just below is a shot from the dining room into the kitchen.
This shot shows one of the kitchen doors which has been sanded repeatedly over the past three working days to try to get the stain off. This is quite a process! Door will be stained with a lighter color, on the inside, than on the outside.
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