Name: Dan Bailey
Type of Project: Kitchen remodel
Location: East Boston, Boston, Massachusetts
Type of building: 2nd Floor Condo in a Greek-Revival Row House
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Old homes are notoriously out-of-level, and my condo is no exception. The floors are uneven, the walls are crooked, even the ceilings aren't flat. In most of the condo, this unevenness is a minor nuisance. But in the kitchen, where the cabinets, countertops, and appliances will need to be installed on-the-level, dealing with uneven floors and walls becomes a major challenge. My contractor, Gregg, continued framing the rear wall of the kitchen this week. Framing a wall is normally a pretty quick process, but framing this wall took Gregg hours of meticulous measuring, leveling, and shimming. For a room that, at first glance, appears rectangular, there are remarkably few right angles in the kitchen.