Category Archives: Home Remodeling

7-1-2011 Kitchen Finished

We’re done. Well, there are just few little things left. We are going to enhance the tile today, put light bulbs in the fan hood, and caulk around the backsplash.

I have to congratulate Dave at Imperial Home Improvement for an outstanding job. The kitchen is amazing and he delivered it on schedule even with all of our last minute changes.

We still need to get window treatments and bar stools, a couple of drawers in the island need to be reworked, and we are waiting on one handle for the pantry, but we cooked dinner last night and breakfast this morning so the kitchen ready to use.

Here are a few pictures and I’ll add more once we are fully moved back into the kitchen. It’s still messy.

6-24-2011 Granite Counter Tops Installed

Our granite counter tops were installed yesterday, and the stove and oven arrived the day before. We ate dinner at the island last night and watched the Twins.


The buffet counter top:

We changed out the tile on our stairs. The flooring installers had to knock the top row of the old tile out to make the stair nose flush with the wood floor in the kitchen. I looked for replacement tiles at Menards where we bought the original tiles and they didn’t carry the style any longer, so we replaced it all with tile that matches what we are putting in the rest of the kitchen.

They are installing the back splash today


6-6-2011 Island Placement and Electrical

Over the weekend we got our island and table placement exactly where we want them.

Dave Johnson from Imperial built a mockup island to spec and we were able to move it all over. Then we put our table where we wanted it. The cabinets and appliances are drawn in on the floor.


That was the weekend and the electrical started today. We are putting in 9 recessed cans. A whole bunch of other fixtures and cabinet lighting. They were also able to fish cable and ethernet to the locations around the house that I wanted.

6-2-2011 The Wall Comes Down

Dave tore the wall down today. I think the space looks massive. Chris thinks it looks smaller. Perspectives I guess…

The best thing that happened today was we discovered we can have recessed can lighting in our vaulted ceiling.  We thought it would be impossible because the the vault was too thin. It was good to find out we were wrong.

Tomorrow we plan the exact size and position of the island.