Name: Claire & Jeffrey
Type of Project: Kitchen remodel
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Type of building: Single-family bungalow, 950 square feet
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SO MUCH IS HAPPENING.
Cabinets went up in a flash as soon as the drywall was cleaned up enough for a level surface. IKEA cabinets are great to work with and super straightforward. I only hammered my thumb, like, twice.
ABSTRAKT IKEA Cabinets installed. The blue is just the protective film we're keeping in place until painting is done.
Word to the wise: follow instructions regarding leveling those base cabinets. We didn't mark the "high point" on the floor before leveling the run of cabinets, so things got a little wacky and had to be taken apart and reinstalled. We've left the protective film on the cabinets until the final reveal.
Jeffrey building countertop molds in the middle of the night.
The large slab is an "L" shape and requires a bit more structure to hold it together. We used both rebar and chicken wire.
Men lifting heavy stuff in exchange for beer.
Estimated time for project: 4-8 weeks
Time remaining: 1-3 weeks
(Images and diary text: Claire Moyle)