We have been planing the kitchen for years now and it seems that we’re finally close to starting work of it.  I can not wait to get rid of what we have as it is too crowded and lots of it is broken.  This is what we currently have:


It is long and thin but unfortunately there is not enough storage for all the cooking bits and bobs that we have so everything ends up looking cluttered and it always seems to be a mess.

To make things worse, we also have:

  • An ugly hole where the freezer used to be that now reveals the old water tank and loads of pipes
  • A plumping system under the sink that is held together with tape that fails regularly
  • A kitchen floor covered in drawings where The Husband has tried to sketch out where the new table will go
  • A hole in the wall where we decided to check what was behind it…in case there were any surprises (we’re pretty confident it is just the chimney as planned)

The plan is to knock down the wall behind the oven to combine the ‘dining room’ with the kitchen and open up the space.  I’m really excited about walking into the kitchen from the hall and being able to see both windows but the dining room is currently nothing more than a room completely full of stuff that has nowhere else to go:


This archway and corridor between the two rooms will also be removed as we open up the whole space:


There is so much to do but fingers crossed there won’t be too many surprises.


About katerenovates

Hello and welcome to Kate Renovates - a blog about my attempts at renovation. The Husband and I have now been living in our house for four years and changes are being made slowly. It's an unloved Victorian townhouse that had been converted into two flats. Armed with a little bit of know-how and bags of enthusiasm, we have turned it back into one house and are transforming it into our home. Many of the original features remain but the flats had been rented out and so none of the rooms were in great shape. Luckily, it has a fully functioning kitchen and we recently finished the new bathroom and so things are getting more and more comfortable all the time. We're learning as we go and sharing our ups (and downs) on here as we try (fingers crossed) to bring the house back to life. I'd love to hear your thoughts on my blog or any tips you may have on our house project, so to contact me, please email
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