Type of Project: Kitchen/Family Room renovation
Location: Ventura, California
Type of building: Mid-Century, multi-level, single family home
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With the demolition finished, this place looked like a blank slate. Happily, we received our permits back from the city a few weeks earlier than they’d originally forecasted and were able to start right in with framing.
After removing the existing linoleum kitchen floor, we discovered some structural issues with the floor joists and ended up having to reinforce each one using new 2x10s and then replace the entire subfloor of the kitchen. Also shown: new parallam beam and window framing.
Left: refrigerator nook framing; right: dual wall oven nook framing. Also shown: new kitchen subfloor.
Looking into family room and kitchen from the front door. Foreground: pony wall framed out, which surrounds the entrance to the staircase leading to the basement floor.
This week our electrical contractor finished roughing in the entire house to comply with Title 24 energy efficiency. We also had to upgrade the panel since the previous panel was original to the house and not even grounded. We also added a mixture of LED, low voltage and incandescent can lights throughout the interior and exterior of the house. Since our plumbing fixture locations changed, we also had to have plumbers rerun new water supply lines, gas supply lines and drain lines to accommodate our new kitchen layout.
Looking into the kitchen from the family room.Estimated time for project: 8 weeks/two months
Time remaining: 5 weeks