I have been burned by a contractor- badly. Once. And I thought I did everything right. This was back in 2006 when I was hiring someone to pour a third driveway space that we had already excavated and prepped ourselves. I found him online. I searched his name for any information I could find. I [...]
I recently toured a home where every piece of woodwork was painted flat white. It really looked stunning, so rich and luxurious. But then reality hit- every time you run the vacuum against the wall trim- it's going to mark up and scuff. Running my hand up the handrail on the stairs- felt.....ewwww. It felt [...]
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We started the kitchen cabinet cleaning over the weekend and discovered several problems:
PROBLEM #1: DRAWER GUIDES
Several drawers are missing guides, or the guide ROLLERS are missing… Ugh. Look at how OLD these things are!
This “bottom-mount” style is no longer available and there’s no sides to mount today’s “side-mount” style…
It’s going to be hairy to get these out and replace them! Hmmmm…. we’ll figure that out later.
PROBLEM #2: RANGE OPENING
We had planned to convert the range opening from a slide-in / drop-in style to a freestanding style. Mostly because it makes for easier access for maintenance AND about 1/2 the cost to replace.
Seemed simple enough- just take the range out, cut away the tile floor trim, bust out the solid piece on the bottom and cut the tile countertop back to the wall.
So we pulled the stove and tossed it.
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