Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Traveling Kitchen

Sunday evening we moved all of the appliances out of the kitchen and into the living room. They didn't travel far, but far enough to make the floor available to tear up linoleum, make repairs, and replace the old linoleum with tile.
The old flooring has been removed, the thin strips of wood that formed the sub floor and were laid down in 1930 were showing damage in just a few spots. These were cut out and the bottom layer of floor and very old timber was exposed. The area cleaned and prepped and then replaced. Notice the walls and cabinets? We painted the walls about two weeks ago, then the cabinets were scrubbed down and refinished a couple of days ago. The only thing left to do is the floor!
The replacement of the sub flooring was a sturdy piece of plywood. This formed a solid layer for building the next layer of flooring is ready to go down and it is called cement backer board. This is the layer that will hold the tile. It is now in place and so are the tiles with spacers and they are drying and setting.
In the meantime, the kitchen has only been moved a few feet away and it is not available for canning or chopping or cutting or cooking in anyway. As soon as the kitchen project is finished, we will be ready to get back to our regularly scheduled preserving!


  1. Can't wait to see how it looks after you've got the tile down. Never a dull moment at your place!

  2. Never a dull moment for sure! We are finished now, as of yesterday! I will post the after photos soon. It is a relief to have it completed and still some time for more canning.