Anyway, moving on...
However, we still intend to do the extension one day, so I had to consider that with every pound spent in this makeover. Well, almost every pound - I needed to have a bit of fun too! This is not our 'forever' kitchen, so I couldn't justify spending as if it were - much as I might have liked to. The aim was to make it more liveable and a lot more loveable in the meantime, but working with what we already had - without replacing anything major like the units or worktops, and without moving radiators or plumbing etc.
|Not long after we moved in with white units and laminate floor|
|The kitchen in Home magazine back in 2011|
|A rare shot of the dreaded pink floor and the bench unit nearly finished before I decided to move it!|
I posted my moodboard back in June last year, and I think I've stayed pretty true to it which is kind of surprising considering how prone I am to changing my mind, though there has been the odd change and addition - the flooring being one of them.
|The floor being ripped out! Hooray!|
|The new 'Indus Concrete' laminate|
|Baxter 'helping' me by adding as many spacers as possible!|
|Finally making progress, but this was the easy bit! Before grout obvs!|
|Reclaimed sink and tap and the open shelf that used to be a plate rack, with bronzed mirror splash back|
I then changed the floor plan and moved the bench seat to the opposite wall, but it didn't fill the whole wall, there was a 35cm gap which looked bad, so we added a little box to the end of it which acts as an end table and bookshelf. I just picked up a piece of 'extreme marble' for the top and I love it!
• Sanded and oiled the worktops.
• Change the worktops
• Replace the oven and hob with an all in one cooker that doesn't require the awful and very odd bit of raised worktop as demonstrated currently. I mean, really?! This is up there with some of the stranger things the previous owner of our house did. But until we do the 'forever' kitchen or it dies (she says hopefully), this will sadly stay as is.
Oh, and there's one more thing I'm planning on doing in here to add a bit more glam. But you'll have to wait for that post. The devil's in the detail!