In a random twist of events it has come to my attention that I am to renovate my kitchen!
This wasn't something that we were necessarily planning and here is the story of how it came to be.
2 years ago I started a kitchen renovation for my mum of which I just realized I never blogged about it. For the most part it was a total gut and rebuild, or at least an 80% rebuild. Long story short my mum moved and the house was to be bought and razed making room for a side yard. It was sad to see the house go but I can only remain sad for so long when I got to demo and grab all of the stuff I installed in the kitchen and take it to my house free of charge!
So now I have new (almost never used) cabinets a new layout for my kitchen. I won't go into the details of the kitchen yet and will save that for another blog. What I will show you is how I had to take a double door and downsize it to a single door (weird right?) to make room for the new layout.
Lauren took a road trip that was going to put her out of the house for about 9 hours so I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to play the "See how much stuff I can get done before she comes home!" game.
I started with a simple test to see if I could convert the “dumb” side of the double door into a functional door. Sure enough it was looking good! A few minutes later the doors were off the hinges and things really opened up.
I removed the threshold and the head/jamb of the door and took a few dimensions of the rough opening. I knew the new cabinets will stretch out toward the door about 19” more than they currently do and I have plans to do some built ins on the opposite side of the wall at a later date so I just centered the door in the opening.
Before I got to far I had to hang the door to make sure everything was square to the world and swinging fine. Once I verified that I was still on track I modified the existing door jamb/head frame and installed it into the opening and hung the door.
I slapped some sheathing up on the outside and stuffed the wall cavity with some fiberglass insulation.
Put some drywall up to enclose the wall.