Day 2 – Electrical

Today when we came home, the changes were less obvious than day 1, but still evident. The electrician started doing his magic. He removed the old fuse box above the door and put in a circuit breaker panel. We also saw a bunch of holes in the walls and ceiling where he had threaded some wiring. Overall it looks like a lot got done again today. Our GC said that the electrician is going to take another day and then the tile guys would be in to tile the floor. Very exciting!!

This is where the stove was. There is a new cut-out in the subway tiling for a new outlet. Yay for getting things up to code!

See some of the holes in the ceiling. And now we have two outlets next to each other. I guess the older one will get covered up.

This is the corner the sink goes in. We were surprised at the water damage in the walls. Something is going to have to be done about that. Thank goodness we’ve kept it in our minds that things will go wrong! You can see the back of the panel there as well.

Here is the front of the panel in our hallway. We’re going to have to get some artwork or something to put over it. Notice the difference natural light makes!?! These pics were all taken within a few minutes of each other, but our hallway has absolutely no natural light.

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12 Responses to “Week of Kitchen Renovations: Before and After Pics”

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    Angie — January 8, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    What, what an amazing transformation. Everything looks fantastic. I’ve been looking at those metal-type backsplashes for when we re-do ours and I was a bit hesitant because while I like them I was afraid it would be too much. I like how you did it though so I’ll definitely have to keep some of this in my inspiration folder!

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    Anne @ the doctor takes a wife — January 8, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    This looks absolutely fabulous!! Congrats on a job well done 🙂

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    Jennifer — January 8, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    WOW! What an awesome transformation! I love it.

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    Courtney — January 8, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    i totally adore you new kitchen, its fantastic!!

    the metal backsplash is great and i love the shelf with the spices, well i love it all, totally great

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    laurasrecipecollection — January 8, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    It’s gorgeous! You can barely tell it was the same rooms! You have a beautiful kitchen!

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    Kelsey — January 8, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    It looks really great!

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    biz319 — January 8, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Wow – that’s amazing you worked with those appliances for that long! Totally jealous, but happy for you guys at the same time.

    LOVE THE FLOOR!

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    Nancy — January 9, 2010 at 4:19 am

    Wow, you and Carlos did a fantastic renovation. Love the before and after pics.

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    oneordinaryday — January 10, 2010 at 12:18 am

    Looks wonderful. I am in love with those beautiful, tall upper cabinets! Great idea!

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    Amy Kingman — January 11, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Great job! Looks wonderful.

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    Heather — January 13, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    I have loved these posts. Your kitchen looks amazing! Love all of the little touches (the spice rack, the cupboard doors that cover the radiator, etc.). Fantastic job!

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    Ashley — January 20, 2010 at 4:59 am

    GREAT posts! I’m on the tail end of a remodel, so I especially appreciate them right now 🙂

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