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Electrical, Plumbing & Drywall
Now that the initial demolition is complete, it's time to rough in the electrical and plumbing based on the new kitchen layout.
The plumbing for this job was fairly minor. Our homeowner loves to cook so they opted for a 5-foot galley workstation. It will be located in the new peninsula to the left of the old corner sink, which was beneath the windows. The plumber had to relocate the drain for the new sink location. But the basement is finished under this portion of the kitchen which made it quite simple.
The electrical work required was much more involved. The original kitchen had a box light in the center of the ceiling, one surface mounted light over the sink and one chandelier over the breakfast room table. Those are being removed and replaced with multiple can lights throughout the kitchen and breakfast room areas. We're also adding 3 pendant lights over the new island that’s being placed in the breakfast room. There will be under cabinet LED ribbon lights, LED puck lights in the glass door cabinets, and LED ribbon lighting underneath the toe kick. We will be adding a multitude of new appliances including refrigerator drawers, coffee system, induction cooktop, chimney hood, single oven, steam oven, and a warming drawer. The existing electrical panel was not large enough to accommodate these extra items so a new sub panel was installed.
Once this work was complete, it was time to fire caulk any gaps and wait for the local building inspector to approve the work before we insulate and close up with new drywall as needed.
Now that the inspector has approved the electrical and plumbing work, we can close up the walls and ceiling with drywall, tape, and mud. This is the messy part of the job, but it's worth it! This process will take a couple of trips to the home by the drywall crew. On the first trip, they will actually hang the drywall. After that, there are return trips for taping, mudding, and sanding until it’s smooth and ready for paint.
Now that the electrical, plumbing and drywall is complete, we can move on to the wood floor work. Are you as excited as we are? Moving on!