Ken and Cindy Papai's Condo Remodel
** We are done, Updated 6/08/2002 **

Atomik subcontractor Mike Wallace, installing floors, Henry K's camera, 9/21/01

1. KraftMaid Cabinetry. Info: How-to install wall cabinets. Also, Ron Hazelton's cabinet install instructions.
2. Rafael Floors - floor covering store in San Rafael. They sell Harris Tarkett Capital Strip solid wood floors. Harris Tarkett homepage.
Ben & Ken installing, Ben's camera, 9/16/01

Oct. 30, 2001 photo of new kitchen Kitchen.
Oct. 30, 2001 photo of new wood floor, kpapai.
Stores, retail outlets used so far: Home Depot, Rafael Floors, and Jackson's Hardware.
Stove-side view of new kitchen. Kitchen design help: Marina V. Phillips.


[Before/After webpage] [Papai homepage] [WebTech Guide]
Webpage by Ken Papai, July 30 - Dec. 6, 2001. ken@kenpapai.com

Step 1, Aug. 6 - Walls Painting (latex semi-gloss):
paint supplies, latex, kpapai 8/06/01 Jay painting hall wall, kpapai 8/06/01 enamel paint,kpapai 8/07/01
Aug. 7 - Enamel paint kitchen and bath, remove bathroom sink & cabinet:
Jay paints kitchen, kpapai 8/07/01 photo bathroom sink removed, bare pipes, kpapai 8/07/01
Aug. 8 - Painted that darned popcorn ceiling. The paint sprayer makes a huge mess but covers the ceiling excellently:
air paint sprayer pump in action, kpapai photo 8/08/01 Jay using the paint sprayer, kpapai photo 8/08/01
Aug. 12 - painting interior trim, finish spackling, repainted the half bath:
Blue paint. Trim paint.
Aug. 13 - began installing new sink & faucet, new commode:
new half-bath coming together, kpapai 8/13/01 new sink/faucet assembly, kpapai 8/13/01
new half-bath, kpapai 11/02/01 new half-bath finished!, kpapai 10/29/2001 new half-bath, kpapai 11/02/01
Aug. 19 - install new interior doors - closet & bath:
New 6-panel HC hall closet interior door - install, paint, ken & cindy papai, 8/19/01 6-panel HC hall closet interior door painted, 2 coats, 8/22/01 kpapai door photo with 3 hinges installed, 8/23/01
Step 6 - Aug. 23, adjust 2-hinged door frames to accept new 3-hinged interior doors:
Chisel 1. Chisel 2. Chisel 3. Chisel 4.
Jay Kinney creating the middle hinge in the frame, kpapai 8/23/01 New Middle hinge in the frame, kpapai 8/23/01
Aug. 24, Images of the Door planed and fitted and finished:
[Door 5187 - latch] [Door 5190 - chisel] [Door 5193 - finished] [Door 5194 - done]

View from above New Door, kpapai 8/27/01 18:35 PM PDTDoor - view from above Dining room table cleaned off, kpapai 8/29/01Table - PC moved

Sept. 14-16, 2001:
Step 7 - installed new refrigerator, 9/14/01.
Step 8 - install new cabinets (Sept. 12 delivery) and kitchen sink
Before: (Sept. 16)
Ben & Ken installing, Ben's camera, 9/16/01 KraftMaid wall cabinets, Ben's camera, 9/16/01 Tearing down old pantry wall, Ben's camera, 9/16/01
After: (Oct. 21)
kpapai 10/30/01 photo new stove-side kitchen cabinets and stuff kpapai 10/30/01 photo new sink/pantry-side kitchen cabinets and stuff


Step 9 - install countertops and dishwasher, Sept. 19-27
Step 10 - install new sliding doors, front & back & new blinds (aprox. Nov. 26)
Step 11 - wood floors install (Sept. 20-22), solid 3/4" thick Oak strips
kitchen - installing floors, Atomik subcontractor Russ, Henry K's Nikon 950 camera, 9/21/01 installing floors, Henry K's camera, 9/21/01 bathroom - installing floors, Henry K's camera, 9/21/01
Step 12 - Install gas line to new gas range, 9/22/01 (3/4" steel pipe is now measured and in the house to be connected; 6 elbows, 1 Tee, and 5 various lengths plus a valve)
Ben helping install gas lines under condo, Ben's Nikon 880 camera, 9/22/01 New gas line under condo, Ben's Nikon camera, 9/22/01 gas line popping through new kitchen floor, Ben's camera, 9/22/01


Step 13 - Fireplace - remove frame and retile
Oct. 23 - Nov. 30, 2001
Stone tile for fireplace ordered, 11/03/01 Stone tile for fireplace ordered, 11/03/01. Picked up on Nov. 30.
fireplace hearth re-do, kpapai 10/31/01 fireplace base porch done, needs tile, kpapai 10/31/01 fireplace, kpapai 12/07/01 early morning photo Backerboard now in place, glued and screwed in. Need to get a wet saw and cut the stone and mortar it in.
Fireplace 2002 update, Feb. 6 - mortared the tile in place. Feb. 19 - grouted the joints. Remaining: wood trim the edges and install a mantel. Feb. 6, 2002 - mortar applied for tiling Feb. 19, 2002 - finishing the grout work June 6, 2002 - finished!
Step 14 - Nov. 14, 2001, moved in the new Vinoteque wine cellar and relax with a '91 Ridge Geyserville.

Gow's Vinoteque wine cellar, kpapai 8/04/01 photo Vinoteque unit in kitchen, loaded, kpapai 11/17/01 Vinoteque unit in kitchen, door open & loaded, kpapai 11/16/01

Before/After webpage