We finally have a kitchen! Well we almost do…we’re yet to cook or eat in there but we’re getting really close and yesterday we finally unpacked all of our kitchen related wedding gifts, nearly three years after we received them.
Today, we’re hoping to unpack all of the other boxes that have taken over our bedroom since February. The crucial bit that is missing is the kitchen surface but the company is coming to do the template tomorrow and should be able to fit it some time next week.
Seeing the kitchen units start to go in was brilliant – some of the cupboard sizes we needed didn’t come in the design we wanted so the builder has done a great job of swapping doors around to make it all work:
The picture on the right also shows the nib that was supporting the steel joist but the second larder cupboard now neatly hides it:
Seeing the elements of the peninsular all taking shape also helped us see the space properly for the first time and luckily The Husband’s floor sketches had all been right:
We then fitted the ceiling lights and the pendants above the peninsular:
The appliances then started to arrive and they have now all been fitted:
The oven has been the one nightmare bit of the whole project as we wanted one that was 110cm and in order to do that we had to add the external flue so that we could keep the basement wood burner. I think it was worth it but the flue is pretty ugly and definitely not ideal…I’m hoping once we get a side gate it will be slightly more hidden:
The dining table is also now in place and The Husband has designed a bench to go on one side of it to maximise space when it is just the two of us which the builder is going to make this week. He is also going to build a bookcase for all of my cook books:
The cupboards also now have handles which helps but it was a bit ridiculous how long The Husband spent choosing them!
As well as the bench around the table we are also hoping to make a window seat but we’d ordered the wrong size units so we’re hoping the right ones will be with us this week too so that side of the room can be finished:
So, this is where we are so far: