Custom Renovations & Finished Kitchen and Pantry, Homer, NY
Quality Custom Renovations by Delnero Construction & Remodeling
Fine Workmanship in Many Different Trades
(We are not licensed to do construction out of the Up-State N.Y. area, and will comply with all local codes)
Kitchen SectionA shot of the kitchen area just after starting. There was an old beadboard cabinet to the right we needed to remove before starting to find out where heat ducts feeding the upstairs were located. There were fake beams made out of aluminum, sitting up under a tired plaster ceiling. Justin removes an old lower cabinet.
Most of the plaster is off the walls, and the old ceiling is completely removed. Note, the heat duct sticks out into the kitchen about 18 inches. We originally planed on building the cabinetry around this duct. Josh sits after a tiring day!
We opted to re-stud the entire wall all the way to the opposite side of the kitchen, and fit the duct into it flush. This also made running the exhaust for the hood and electrical wiring much easier.
The clients really liked the old beadboard look, as it was found in various closet doors throughout the home. The picture that inspired this kitchen remodel had a beadboard ceiling. We quoted the job to do a drywall ceiling, but offered at no extra charge to upgrade to real wood. Jared & Josh are air toe-nailing the primed bead boards to the ceiling.
A shot of the custom kitchen cabinets being installed. One of the biggest challenges in this remodel was the floor was 4" off of level. We took about half of this away with a series of 25 new shimmed columns in the crawl space under the kitchen, and had to custom scribe the cabinets to make up the difference. A painstakingly slow process produced a level set of cabinets, pleasing to even the most critical eye.
A shot of the finished kitchen area of the remodel. The kitchen featured bi-level upper cabinetry. This was incorporated into the custom kitchen design for both extra storage, and to aid with the appearance against the uneven ceiling. The lower cabinets have soap stone counter tops and sink. The island features a 3" thick rock maple butcher block counter top.
Pantry SectionA shot of the "to be" pantry before starting. Behind this wall were two very little rooms. The clients wanted us to resize them, giving more room for a laundry room, and to create a butler's pantry with floor to ceiling custom bead board cabinetry.
A shot after removing most of the plaster walls and ceiling. The sections of old wall were left standing to support the 2nd floor until the new framing could be built.
Here the new kitchen and divider walls are rough studded. Justin is running romex wiring, while Jared and Julian are hanging drywall in the pantry area.
Under a couple layers of linoleum and glued plywood, we discover an original firwood floor. Josh & Bobby are setting nails and repairing, while Justin does some finished sanding before we stained and seal the kitchen floor.
Though it was common practice for carpenters in the old days to build what was called "built in" cupboards, we opt to construct them with furniture maker methods in our wood shop. We built this large cabinet in 3 sections in the shop, and attached them on the job.
A shot of the finished butler's pantry with custom beadboard cabinets. In this section, even the walls were done in bead board. A nice contrast to the kitchen cabinets and mahogany stained floor.
Wine Cabinet SectionA shot of the wine cabinet section before starting. Jared is disconnecting the dryer outlet.
John & Jared are pulling down the old ceiling.
The end of a day's work. We took off the plaster on all the walls, and insulated the exterior walls. A shot of the new sheetrocked walls painted. We quoted to do sheetrock walls down to the floor in this section of the kitchen, but offered the clients wainscotting custom crafted of 150 year old heart pine at no extra cost.
A shot of the back wall of the kitchen with the reclaimed antique heart pine wainscoting. We ended up using the aged heart pine for all the trim throughout the remodel, which really tied the sections together.
A shot of the finished corner of the kitchen. Attention to the small details in every aspect of our work help produce finished projects with a sense of love from both the heart and hand.
We completed this entire remodel ourselves. If you'd like to see other pictures of the many challenges and trade skills needed to complete this project, then click here for a slideshow of more construction photos - Homer, NY renovation.
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