Author Topic: DIY - Decking + Backyard + Backyard Office/Extra Room + OPEN SPACE KITCHEN  (Read 13042 times)

MrSal

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Re: DIY - Decking + Backyard + Backyard Office/Extra Room + OPEN SPACE KITCHEN
« Reply #100 on: October 27, 2017, 12:17:53 PM »
Yeah thanks!

Just waiting on the guy to deliver on the counter top!!

And I did something the past week as well... I am currently in Portugal, on vacation.

My mother lives in a big city apartment with about 600 sq ft of outdoor area...

Taking the knowledge of what I learned during summer on making a deck, I did one for my mother and materials were quite cheap.

The difference between the outdoor area - it was just tile ... and makes the space look so much different.

This was much easier than mine I felt :D

Here's the after and Ill try to get the before pictures!





I did the decking, the seating area at the end with the leftovers from deck... lighting... bamboo screen above the concrete wall looks much better!
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Re: DIY - Decking + Backyard + Backyard Office/Extra Room + OPEN SPACE KITCHEN
« Reply #101 on: October 27, 2017, 12:19:10 PM »
This will add about 30-50k alone to the value of the house. Its a very hot market here with all the toursits buying houses and almost no inventory.

A house with a nice outdoor area attracts a lot of attention here, making people bid the prices up...

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Re: DIY - Decking + Backyard + Backyard Office/Extra Room + OPEN SPACE KITCHEN
« Reply #102 on: October 30, 2017, 06:13:19 PM »
Looks great. At first glance I thought, "why is there a ship at the end of that patio?"  That's one harsh looking apartment building, or whatever it is, back there.

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Re: DIY - Decking + Backyard + Backyard Office/Extra Room + OPEN SPACE KITCHEN
« Reply #103 on: November 02, 2017, 09:56:13 AM »
Looks great. At first glance I thought, "why is there a ship at the end of that patio?"  That's one harsh looking apartment building, or whatever it is, back there.

They probably rent those rooms out now as having a "view".

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Re: DIY - Decking + Backyard + Backyard Office/Extra Room + OPEN SPACE KITCHEN
« Reply #104 on: November 03, 2017, 05:51:44 PM »
ahha yes. its ugly that building... however itīs not an apartment complex... its an old market where you can still get fish directly from fisherman... lettuces from little producers and things like that...

I think it will be closing down soon and some nice luxury condo will go up...

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Re: DIY - Decking + Backyard + Backyard Office/Extra Room + OPEN SPACE KITCHEN
« Reply #105 on: December 04, 2017, 02:16:03 PM »
And here its an update of the open space so far... even though we already have the island countertop ... They delivered it wrong... this is oak and walnut, not cherry and walnut as it was requested.

The look is completely different than from the sample so I will probably have to go there this week and be the bearer of bad news to them ...

This thing is gigantic!

I also framed out the french door moldings... just need now to close the island off once i am done with electricty and also put up the glass railing system ... eventually stairs will be replaced.

Waiting as well for kitchen knobs!

I think it looks pretty good!











Only thing that wasnt done by me was the countertop :D

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Re: DIY - Decking + Backyard + Backyard Office/Extra Room + OPEN SPACE KITCHEN
« Reply #106 on: December 27, 2017, 04:44:08 PM »
I feel like I just binge watched a series, and was cut off at the cliff hanger!  I'm not seeing a picture that I thought Mr. Sal implied he was putting up in his most recent post.  Am I missing something?

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Re: DIY - Decking + Backyard + Backyard Office/Extra Room + OPEN SPACE KITCHEN
« Reply #107 on: December 27, 2017, 04:56:59 PM »
I feel like I just binge watched a series, and was cut off at the cliff hanger!  I'm not seeing a picture that I thought Mr. Sal implied he was putting up in his most recent post.  Am I missing something?
Nope, I don't see it either.

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Re: DIY - Decking + Backyard + Backyard Office/Extra Room + OPEN SPACE KITCHEN
« Reply #108 on: December 27, 2017, 05:06:32 PM »
He used a Facebook image url, which has since expired. Might want to use a more durable image host.

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Re: DIY - Decking + Backyard + Backyard Office/Extra Room + OPEN SPACE KITCHEN
« Reply #109 on: December 28, 2017, 05:26:37 AM »
I'm so sorry... I thought Facebook images lasted longer... They used to at least. Any how I'll put it up again :)

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Re: DIY - Decking + Backyard + Backyard Office/Extra Room + OPEN SPACE KITCHEN
« Reply #110 on: December 28, 2017, 11:25:00 AM »
Yes MrSal, I think there are lots of us who would love to see the image remain a permanent part of the thread, as the other images you posted seem to have done.  Your project is really inspirational; so to have the Money Shot missing for any thread latecomers is soooo frustrating!

Obviously, looks like some great work, and shows how resourceful you are.

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Re: DIY - Decking + Backyard + Backyard Office/Extra Room + OPEN SPACE KITCHEN
« Reply #111 on: December 29, 2017, 02:34:45 PM »
I apologize but here it is...

I already have the inside of the island also done and the sides of the railing as well ... so it actually looks more finished!






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Re: DIY - Decking + Backyard + Backyard Office/Extra Room + OPEN SPACE KITCHEN
« Reply #112 on: December 29, 2017, 10:39:50 PM »
Wow!  Looks so much lighter and better.  MrSal, thanks for sharing the pictures and descriptions with us.  Also, I'm looking forward to seeing the pictures of the stairway and railings when you're done with that part.  Please don't forget to post them when you finish.