Monday, December 1, 2008

New Remodel for the Holidays

Hammontree Builders is close to completing a new kitchen/living room remodel. We're just waiting for the countertops to be installed and then, we can celebrate. The clients closed on the house on October 1st and it should be complete in time for Christmas. It was a very nice project with some tasty Green elements.


  • First thing, removed drywall/light eyesore from ceiling (seen above in picture) and patched ceiling. The gaping hole in ceiling did afford electrician access for wiring new lights.
  • Removed old carpet, pad, vinyl and luaun from the kitchen, dining room and living room.
  • Replaced with prefinished Maple floors that came from responsibly managed wood lots in Canada. Instead of 15# asphalt impregnated felt for underlayment, we used Kodak paper. Absolutely no off-gassing.
  • Repainted all rooms mentioned above with low or no-VOC paints.
  • Old cabinets and tops removed. Cabinets donated to ReStore to be sold and used by others. Old kneewalls torn out and all 2 x 4 material salvaged for backer/incidental framing.
  • New Kraftmaid cabinets.
  • Island hood installed for better ventilation.
  • Appliances are Frigidaire and all are EnergyStar rated.


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