My daughter and her boyfriend are replacing their kitchen. After an initial quote — way out of the ball park — I said we could cut the cost by ripping out the cabinets ourselves and so we set to it…
and if you are wondering why this is wood related, well you wood do this too for your daughter.
Stay tuned for further development – you can follow Meredith at home little home or follow her on twitter @homelittlehome
Love your blog!
The picture of the wall after tile removal reminded me of what happened when I got my kitchen upgraded in 2010.
The fitter said I could save myself money if I did all the ripping out instead of him, which I did – and got a lot of frustrations dealt with in the process!
The trouble was when I tried to remove the tiles, the plasterboard came with it. Big holes appeared in the wall. The tiles had been stuck on direct to the paper surface of the board; in other words the board hadn’t been skim coated first. It meant the fitter had to cut out and reboard three walls. Looks like a bit of replastering required on your wall too…
Thanks – glad you like the site – I am not even very musical but enjoy following your ‘antics’
Yes, indeed the walls will have to be plastered a little – but the section above the counter will again have tiles and so should be relatively easy to do. This is actually my daughter’s place and she is posting on her own site http://www.homelittlehome.com
All the best