Monthly Archives: April 2014

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New Kitchen Archway: Part 1

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The original kitchen door in our house is framed the same as all the other doors in the house: 7′ x 3′.  The house is very compartmentalized, as it typically was back then, and we have been toying with the idea of trying to open up the kitchen a bit more to the rest of the house without disrupting the architectural flow too much.   Below are some photos of the door frame and the hallway it sits in pre-renovation (kitchen door is on the left): Read More

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Attic Access Hatch Reframe

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The existing access hatch wasn’t framed very well.  It was hard to tell if it was original, but the joist that was cut to make the hatch wasn’t supported very well back when they made it.  We wanted to lengthen the access hatch and since we were also doing work on the wall directly below for the bathtub alcove, Papa Pope and I decided to reframe it using new 2×10″ lumber and joist hangers.  Above is the finished product.