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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Remodeling Project Update: Did It Myself

A couple of months ago, I mentioned my DIY project involving extending a wall and building some cabinets in a dead space. After two and a half months and an estimated 60 hours of man-time, I finally finished it up this past weekend.

Here are some pictures.

Before: You can see the wall above the fireplace is shorter and there is a dead space to the left that is filled with a hutch.

After: The wall above the fireplace is expanded to hold our new 42" flat screen. The dead space with the hutch was filled in with custom cabinets. The top has two niches containing art, the third contains the A/V components. In the middle is our family's fish tank on the left and a pull out DVD storage on the right. Below are 2 cabinets for storage and the lower right contains the sub woofer speaker.

The pull out DVD storage cabinet.

There is definitely something to be said for the sense of accomplishment you get for doing it yourself.