Kitchen Update: Plastering, Missing Units & Smalt Blue

My final update may have made the home seem like a damp dungeon, but given that then the ceiling and walls have been boarded and plastered, generating it appear like a total room once again. In actual truth, the initial time I walked in and noticed it in the light of day over Christmas I thought it looked massive!

Consider a sneaky peak at what it looked like following it was plasterboarded…

and then plastered…

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There is one particular corner left to be plastered in the original element of the kitchen but we require to rip out our present sink first. Even so, we cannot do this right up until the new sink has been plumbed in. It’s at the moment waiting in the third bedroom to make it is grand visual appeal. It’s all a bit jigsaw-like receiving began on fitting the units and really has given me a new identified respect for joiners. It is a tough occupation.

So like I mentioned, it was the intention to have our brand new swanky sink fitted in before Christmas, but sadly this has been delayed. We breathed massive sighs of relief – prior to the even more delays – as this meant it was time to start off unpacking the kitchen pieces which have been flooding the house because October. We emptied the lounge of all the units, as effectively as the hallway and spare bedrooms, and the initial task was to check everything was there. You can see how cramped with boxes our lounge was starting to get…


Chris, my uncle and our joiner, started out sifting through the kitchen plans, organising them into their future positions to verify they were sized appropriately and nothing at all was missing.

Sadly some products have been missing and other folks were just merely incorrect. You see, when the products were delivered, we squished every little thing in wherever we could locate a location for it to go. We were presented a good deal of funds off if we ordered in October and we definitely weren’t in a position to say no to a monstrous low cost. We were warned in advance that as we have been not checking what was becoming obtained – with an knowing that it wasn’t nevertheless to be fitted – we may possibly find that a joiner will later on recognize some things that want shifting, which has turned out to be the situation. This is not a problem as the goods can be exchanged with a excellent volume of versatility. The difficulty is, we’ve been informed it is unlikely it can be carried out until the warehouses reopen in January.

Oh nicely. Soon, Karen, soon…

An additional slight delay but nothing at all a bit of patience can’t remedy. I feel we’re receiving good at this waiting malarkey. Also, it is really interesting to see the units in their future positions even if they are not fitted in however.

(p.s the kitchen is actually grey but the images search white since these are just the frames.)


In the meantime, as you can inform from the over, we have had the majority of electric sockets as well as the ceiling spotlights place in, which seems lovely. And in the meantime more than the Christmas holidays, Joe and I can get the ceiling painted with a basecoat. We’ve picked out the colour we are going to use on the function wall, and to me, it is gorgeous. Painting that wall is going to be a big moment for us, and it’s only around the corner. Is not it BEAUT? Roll on January!