The previous few weeks, we’ve noticed our haggard dungeon of a kitchen transform – with newly acquired walls, pipes and real UNITS. But there has been one corner of the space holding the project back. It wasn’t portion of the extended side of the kitchen, but well and truly part of the authentic home. Bang in the middle in reality.
This corner was the hub of our kitchen. Let’s contact it kitchen 1. – it is that corner exactly where the unique sink lived, the a single and only kitchen item that came with the house. This corner is also exactly where we placed our temporary oven while we have been saving for the renovation. And the place our central heating and boiler was sooner or later installed.
We’ve considering that destroyed the outdated sink and added a brand spanking new a single in the North Wing of the kitchen (that’s just me making an attempt to be posh. It is just at the other end fundamentally). From this move, plumbing and pipework were left exposed, and in some circumstances, unfinished, which restricted this little corner from transforming into its new glorious self.
Soon after a bit of persistence however, the gasworks have been hidden and all water and waste pipes required had been sorted, providing the GO GO GO on the kitchen units.
And here they are.
Can you see the washing machine? The boiler? The oven? NO? Woohoo!
You can see what this very very same corner of the kitchen looked like the final time I pointed out it, just above 3 weeks ago. We had been waiting for brickwork to be completed at the time following we’d demolished the previous sink. Does not it seem diverse?
Every thing is lastly tucked away and well hidden. Just as we constantly wished it. The boiler has been boxed in, very easily available by a cupboard. Same for the washer directly below it. While the old oven was binned, our new 1 is down at the extension end (y’know, the North Wing. You can see that right here if you missed it).
Speaking of the oven, it did us actually effectively, particularly taking into consideration its age and the truth that we did not in fact have anything at all a lot more than a microwave when we moved in! You know, people scrap blokes are on the ball. They genuinely are. We dumped the oven out at the front of our home in front of the skip and went out for the evening. On a college night, also. You know the drill, places to go, folks to see. By the time we’d received property it was gone. The scrap fairies strike once again.
(Also, yes the driveway is a MESS. I’ve received a electrical power washer all prepared to go as soon as that bloody skip is gone! Can not wait to see the back of all that debris.)
But back to the kitchen…
This was the last corner to be completed in terms of real kitchen fitting. Whilst the other half of the kitchen is accomplished, this corner was nevertheless bare brickwork for weeks, and the contrast among the 2 ends was stark. Now, it is all beginning to search like it belongs collectively.
Whilst you will not be in a position to see it on this images, we’ve had to use the breakfast bar model of the worktops, which are somewhat taller and wider standard worktops. Do not worry, it is the same layout throughout, just a distinct dimension. It needed to be done this way to fit in our enormous washing machine comfortably. Plus, we’ll most likely include a separate tumble dryer to the combine inside of the year, and now we have that versatility. Besides, in the meantime, we’ve got SO A lot of CUPBOARDS. Soon after obtaining one particular singular cupboard for 2 many years, with the bonus addition of a cardboard box for our pans, it’s a bit overpowering getting so significantly area. Possibly I lastly have an excuse to buy nice kitchen objects I’ve been lusting more than for many years!
So what’s following? Nicely, in case you have been questioning if we had been trying to keep that smashing pattern on the floor, no we’re not. Flooring is subsequent on the agenda. And as you can most likely see by the piles of junk on the side, kitchen tiles are going to be fitted close to the worktops truly soon.
This corner might be a little piece of the huge puzzle that is our kitchen makeover, but it is all coming with each other nicely.
Oh, and for good measure, individuals are the flowers that Joe purchased me for Valentine’s. Are not they quite?