Day 11: November 9, 2012
The new half wall was in securely in place. Before we could sheetrock the wall we have to add the new electrical boxes. Previously, the wall looked like this. If you look closely there is a phone, light switch and an outlet. Since we tore the wall down, we had to do a little magic work.
We had to relocate the light switch to the other side of the door opening (not pictured here). The phone line is still hanging out in the ceiling. We opted not to pull it down, but it’s up there if we end up reverting back to land lines. The outlet was moved to the other side of the wall (see the blue junction box mid-way down the half wall). We also decided to add two more outlets for the breakfast bar counter space. Here’s the hubs cutting holes for the j-boxes.
He used nails to secure the j-boxes to the studs.
On the other side of the half wall, our kitchen was looking like this. Cabinet doors removed and drawers to follow. You can also see we started removing the Smurf blue backsplash on the left side. We’re not really sure what it was made of (Smurfs, maybe?), but it was about 1/16″ deep and waterproof. And, it adhered to glue really well. Removing this was not an easy task; they used A LOT of glue.
Next I’ll show you what happened after we removed all the doors and drawers. Can you guess?