Kitchen Remodel Quartz Counters and Backsplash Install

From the beginning of this project the cabinet company made good on everything they said. One thing I didn’t believe was going to happen was that this would be finished before Thanksgiving even though they scheduled to come out Thanksgiving day. They did better and the installers went into the late night so this was done before. Cabinet City is who I would recommend anyone wanting to do a remodel to go and get some prices. The afternoon before they were coming with the quartz counters, while the cabinets were being finished up, I was told… Continue reading…

Kitchen Remodel Cabinets Install

We had less than a week from the time I thought the demo was finished enough, to the point when the installers would arrive. A crew of two came from the cabinet company for the install and I let them work without getting in their way. I took pictures every so often and knew the pictures would be much better once the counters started to get placed. Pictures of the process are always good. The sink under cabinets went in fast. Everything was shimmed on the floor to be nice and level and fitment was… Continue reading…

Kitchen Demo

The kitchen demo was completed about 1 week before Thanksgiving 2014. This was my first time doing a kitchen demo and had the help of a friend. The process is straight forward, only requiring a hammer, chisel, power drill, screwdrivers, and a shop vac. The first painful part of the kitchen demo was to remove everything from the cabinets and put all that stuff in our eating area. The sink was used for objects I wasn’t sure how to stack just yet. I will leave the mess in the other room up to the imagination. It wasn’t pretty… Continue reading…

Sprinklers sprinklers sprinklers

So we had a leak on the lowest sprinkler, and it was my goal to get the rest of the irrigation working right. I got a quote from a local sprinkler company and the price just seemed too high for what we were doing.  So I decided to ask around about timers.  I kept losing out on the lowest priced Rain Bird ESP-4M 4-Station Sprinkler System Controller along with a RAINBIRD ESP Modular-Expansion Module on Amazon for the 5 zones we need watered, so I figured lets buy something in the meantime.  I ended up buying the cheapest controller… Continue reading…

Water Leaks Fixing, Sprinklers Fixing, Water Bill Much Lower

After we got all of the water leaks fixed our water bill dropped significantly!! Before moving in our water bill was $47.  After fixing the leaks and moving in our water bill is now $44.  Talk about a huge change.  This included replacing the shower handles, gaskets, and Price Pfister Faucet Seats.  I ended up buying a special wrench to remove the seats.  That came in really handle, otherwise I don’t know how you remove the old seats.  We also bought a Faucet Handle and Compression Sleeve Puller Kit. The handle puller ended up pulling… Continue reading…