Thanks BL! I did all the demolition, two of my old friends of 51 years helped with the carpentry and install of laminated beam, sheetrock guy I had used before did the sheetrock, had a neighbor (retired electrician) help with relocating wires and pulling in new four wire service for oven and a new one for microwave (Sheetrock guy and electrician were Mormon so I had to hide everything), countertops done by another friend, French doors by Loews, and the tile was installed by a friend that I gave his first job back in 1978. I installed cabinets, painted, replaced switches and receptacles, did all the appliance installation (this house had no dishwasher, disposal, microwave/vent or icemaker), installed new water heater, and cut down the vertical blind/installed it in front window. Total time? 50 days.....whew!! Still doing a little touch-up painting when I notice it, and will be moving some furniture in tomorrow from my brother's house.Very frosty buds Hoz. Look tasty. Enjoyed your remodel pics too.....man you did all that yourself? My kitchen remodel took months & months w/ several delays but done now & enjoying the upgrade.