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She just had to do this!

Discussion in 'Beef' started by Steve H, Feb 17, 2019.

  1. Steve H

    Steve H Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    What do you do when you have freshly installed, unsealed tiles behind your range. And the wife brings home a dead sexy tri-tip!





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  2. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    OK. But I'm not sure I understand the drape.
    Won't you be doin the Tri outside?
    Or do you want to sear on the stove top?

    Beautiful work on the remodel!
     
  3. Steve H

    Steve H Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Thanks! Sear on the stove. Then finish in the oven this time. Next time will be different! Be a long day. I've been up since 2AM.
     
  4. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ha and the one who you must obey has spoken. Sorry buts that's life. :emoji_laughing:

    Warren
     
  5. SecondHandSmoker

    SecondHandSmoker Smoking Fanatic ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    SHE is rewarding you for doing a great tile job.

    Good idea to hang up some paper. Single or double layer?
     
  6. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks like the kitchen remodel is coming along nicely!
    Al
     
  7. deb.williams

    deb.williams Newbie

    wow! that is a really gorgeous kitchen remodel. I am also planning to have a remodel including my countertops in the kitchen lol
    I hope my husband would take an effort in doing like this kind of stuff.

    Do you guys have any source/website that I can look for some information about different kinds of surface for a countertop? I want to do some canvas first on the internet so that we're prepared for the budget lol

    I am very glad if someone can give me an answer. Thanks!
     
  8. Steve H

    Steve H Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Here is my latest update on the kitchen. Just some touch up with paint. One more small section of tile. Then the floor. I can post a pic of the other side of the kitchen later.

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    As far as the counter tops go. I also did a ton of research on what I wanted to do. Each type of counter top material has its own pros and cons. And the price is all over the place. I knew I wanted some sort of stone/marble from the start. I had 6 private contractors come to my home. And quote the same material/install. The prices varied by 3500.00 At that point. I bought a few pieces of plywood and used it for temporary counter tops until I could figure out the best option. Lowes had the granite counter top I really wanted. But it was almost 5000.00 over my budget. But, I knew they had sales. So I waited. Sure enough. About a month later they had it at 30% off including the install. And they honored my 10% military discount. Lowes sub contracts this work out. And the company that did the work was fantastic. I found that these sites helped:
    https://countertopguides.com/materials.html
    https://www.popularmechanics.com/ho...-to/a3080/how-to-choose-the-right-countertop/
    https://www.consumerreports.org/cro...-cons-costs-10-countertop-materials/index.htm Below is the old kitchen.My remodel was very intensive because I moved all the appliances to new locations. I gutted the entire kitchen to the studs. Ran all new utilities. Where the stove is I took the wall down. And moved the sink there. And moved the stove to its new location on the other side of the kitchen. The dishwasher was where the stove is now.

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    This photo is a couple months old. Pardon the mess. Here I still have trim work to do. And I'm still gutting the dining room. You can see the unfinished sheet rock. The lights are recessed LEDs on dimmers. The light over the sink is a pendent with LEDs on a dimmer as well. The floor will be the last to go in.

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    I would recommend that you take you time and wait for the best pricing/option you can get. Are you doing a complete remodel or just the counter tops?
     
    Last edited: May 14, 2019
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  9. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks Great Steve!!!
    And I've done a few.
    Love the color scheme too!!
    What do you put in the top sections of the 42" high wall cabinets?
    Like.

    Bear
     
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  10. chopsaw

    chopsaw Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    It does look good . Came out nice .
     
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  11. Steve H

    Steve H Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Bear. Just things we don't need often. Bulk spices, fancy glasses, stuff like that. Works out well.
     
  12. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member


    OK, Thanks---I was just curious, because I made a few kitchens like that, and I always wondered what they put up there, but I never asked.

    Bear
     
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  13. deb.williams

    deb.williams Newbie

    Thank you so much for this. Also, i found this site https://marble.com/articles/granite-countertop-cost-expectations-and-factors-to-consider is this a good source?
     
  14. tx smoker

    tx smoker Smoking Fanatic

    "OK, Thanks---I was just curious, because I made a few kitchens like that, and I always wondered what they put up there, but I never asked.

    Bear"


    The answer to that is very easy. If you're 6' 4" tall with mega-long arms, all of the upper cabinet space is fully usable :emoji_wink:

    Robert
     
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  15. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice job Steve, the kitchen looks wonderful.

    Chris
     
  16. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member


    Well---There's my problem---I'm only 6' 3".

    Bear
     
  17. schlotz

    schlotz Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Steve, can you tell me what the exhaust hood Make and Model is? Assuming this one has the capability to suck the air out of the room :D
     
  18. tx smoker

    tx smoker Smoking Fanatic

    "Well---There's my problem---I'm only 6' 3".

    Bear"


    Simple fix to that problem. Just have the wall cabinets built 41" instead of 42". Nobody will notice the difference. Problem solved :emoji_blush:

    Part of the solution....sort of,
    Robert
     
  19. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Get a wedge in your shoe. :emoji_wink: :emoji_laughing:

    Warren
     
  20. chopsaw

    chopsaw Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Get the wife a ladder .