Tom's Apartment Remodel

I was so pleased with my Mom's apartment remodel, I decided to do the same improvements to my side of the building.


The Demolition


Grandson Cade Whitrock
July 10, 2009


Son-in-law Mike Whitrock


Mike Whitrock, Cade Whitrock & Dave Algiers



Cade manning the dump trailer


I finally got rid of the old hot water baseboard registers
which I haven't used in 20 years!




Old closets


Closets completely gutted




Cade working under the watchful eye of Dad
July 13, 2009


Old Kitchen
Remodeled in 1980




Cade stapling down the 1/4 inch subfloor
July 17, 2009



Cade screwing down the wood planks to the floor joists


Dueling Drills


Cade's new Hitachi 12-Volt Lithium Ion Micro Driver Drill


Kenny & Ann
July 25, 2009

Kenny finished up the rough-in electrical work on my apartment
and invited me over for a cookout as I have no kitchen right now.




Jaime Castro laying the new kitchen ceramic floor tile
July 18, 2009


Gill Castro preparing the walls for painting
July 29, 2009


Frank Lucchetta preparing the walls for painting
July 29, 2009


Emil laying the new oak hardwood floors
July 31, 2009


Emil sanding new hardwood floors
August 8, 2009


Bathroom demolition
Just like last year
One inch of poured concrete


Bathroom floor completely removed


Dave Algiers removing old windows
August 5, 2009




All the drywall patching completed
August 7, 2009



Emil staining the new oak hardwood floors


The painters were in all day Saturday
All the walls were sprayed and back-rolled
August 15, 2009


New cherry cabinets are being installed
August 22, 2009


All the oak trim was pre-stained by me before installing


Lionel Llanas a/k/a "Tony The Plumber"
connecting bathroom plumbing


Almost finished bedroom closet


New paddle fans and vertical blinds
Sony 32-inch Bravia XBR LCD TV


New 6-panel solid oak doors throughout



We just need to add the doors to the closets



Closets are finished


Office is set up on temporary tables


Custom counter-height table
26-Inch Sony Bravia LCD TV


Pizza Party @Tailgaters
October 4, 2009


Sam Pulera (Countertops) & Dave Algiers (Carpenter)


Dave Algiers & Granddaughter Ivy


Grandson Cade



Jaime Castro (Floor Tile) & Gil Castro (Painter)


John Longshore (Carpenter) & Ken Grandow (Electrician)


Lionel Llanas (Plumber) & Connie Llanas


Tom Hansen & Gary Nielsen


Bob Krantz (Cabinets) & Ivy


Jaimie Castro installing backsplash tile

We're almost done!


The kitchen is now finished




Replaced bathtub with SwanStone shower stall

Little bit of trim work left to do in the bathroom