DIY Kitchen Remodel 4

Cement Lunch

Getting Out The Air Bubbles
Using the orbital sander to get out the Air Bubbles.

I went home for lunch yesterday and when I got there my Father-In-Law had just finished pouring the cement and was smoothing it out. I was able to use the orbital sander on the edges of the counter to get out any air bubbles.

Cement Is In
Cement Is In

When I got home after work, it looked like it was mostly done and becoming dry. I started cutting the frame that will go around the sink.

Thanks for reading!

Semper Fidelis,

Manuel Perez

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Kitchen Remodel 3

Another Day

Crawlspace Has Spider Webs
Crawlspace Has Spider Webs

We had to go under the house yesterday and check the support beams to ensure that there was enough structure under there to accommodate the weight of the concrete countertops. I was under the house for a few hours working to make sure everything was good. Talk about an Ab Workout. I feel like I did 1000 situps.  Lots of spider webs under there.  Old wires and stuff, that I pulled out to clean it up a bit.

Crawlspace Squeaks
Crawlspace Squeaks

I found a support pillar that looks like someone did a quick one on it. I added a new cement pillar and some new 4×4’s right next to it to help with the weight.

Counter Top Is Ready
Counter Top Is Ready

My father-in-law came over today to pour cement, but we hadn’t finished with the countertop. So we worked on that all afternoon. Tomorrow, he is going to come over with my mother-in-law to pour the cement and finish it up.

Space For The Kitchen Sink
Space For The Kitchen Sink

We put an idea we had for the sink to sit in after the cement gets somewhat dry. Then we can pull out the PVC pipes and allow space for the hoses for the sink to fit in.

Pipes For Sink Faucets
Pipes For Sink Faucets

We will hopefully have a sink tomorrow and then we have to wait 30 days for the cement to cure. Once it cures then we can seal it. Hopefully, by this weekend, we will have the backsplash done too.

Thanks for reading!

Semper Fidelis,

Manuel Perez

Kitchen Remodel 2

Main Kitchen Sink Board
Main Kitchen Sink Board

Getting There

I was able to finish up the face setup for the top drawers. I put the Main Board on top of the counter and screwed it in. Now it’s time to make the hole for the sink.

Sink Hole
Sink Hole

Once the hole for the sink was cut, I started to think about the small pieces of metal that support the frame of the sink.

Double Cast Iron Sink
Double Cast Iron Sink

My wife was thinking that we should use a jack to set the sink in place once the cement is almost dry.  Were not 100% sure but we are going to keep trying.
Thanks for reading!

Semper Fidelis,

Manuel Perez

Kitchen Remodel

Brazilian Tile Back Splash
Brazilian Tile Back Splash

First half of kitchen done.  Just finished sealing the tile.  We have to wait 30 days until the cement cures and then we can seal it.

Brazilian Tile Back Splash
Brazilian Tile Back Splash
Metal Frame Around Tile
Metal Frame Around Tile
20 AMP Power Outlets
20 AMP Power Outlets
Cement Counter Tops and Brazilian Tile
Cement Counter Tops and Brazilian Tile
Removed Kitchen Counter and Old Back Splash
Removed Kitchen Counter and Old Back Splash

Removed the old counter on the kitchen sink side.

Who Took the Sink?
Who Took the Sink?
RainSoft Reverse Osmosis System
RainSoft Reverse Osmosis System

RainSoft Reverse Osmosis system.

Electrical all done.

Found that our valves were leaking, so we replaced them.

Valves fixed and added electrical for the garbage disposal.  (Yeah, I know, its really close to the water.)

Cement board added for back splash.

How much support do you recommend is needed to support the cement and the really heavy kitchen sink?

Thank you for the help.