Author Archives: Paul

We Have a Backsplash!

After a long winter of shoveling snow and relaxing we get back to work and get our backsplash installed. It looks fabulous. Continue reading

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All the small things

It’s getting down to the finishing touches now. The LED lights now work properly. I start on the window trim. Continue reading

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Plumbing an Ikea Domsjo 36″ Double Sink

A guide to installing the drain piping for an Ikea Domsjo 36″ double sink with a dishwasher. Continue reading

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Installing the dishwasher

We install our dishwasher! Continue reading

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Hooking up the sink and we are cooking!

I manage to hook up the hot and cold water supplies to the sink with only a little drama. Then we break in the kitchen with it’s first meal. Continue reading

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Appliances Go Back In

The range and refrigerator are put in place and the faucet is installed. Continue reading

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Lightswitch Rave… LED edition

I install a DIY LED light system and they flash like a rave. Learn from my mistakes in spec’ing out your system. Continue reading

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A Week of Cabinets, Part 1

Base cabinets are installed along with a support for the counter over the dishwasher. Continue reading

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A Big Weekend, Part 3

The range hood goes in, the pantry cabinet goes in, but not before we hack up some Ikea legs. Also Ikeafans.com bails us out several times. Continue reading

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A Big Weekend, Part 2

Painting the ceiling and installing the first wall cabinets! Continue reading

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