Posts by Category


Instagram

Renovation diaries - part four - weeks 14 - 15

Renovation diaries - part four - weeks 14 - 15

It didn't feel like there was a massive amount of work happening during these two weeks - I think I'd reached maximum levels of extension blindness when it came to changes.

But scrolling through my photos revealed some quite significant changes. Plasterboard went up in the extension covering up the grey block work which increased the lightness of the space. I found two amazing radiators in the sale that will look the business either side of our doors (thank you Soak) AND to top it all off our kitchen was installed... 

So yeah, actually on second thoughts quite a lot did happen! 

And then our plasterer came round to work his magic on the walls. I love freshly a plastered wall!

 It's like a kitchen, but missing a vital element

It's like a kitchen, but missing a vital element

The kitchen has handleless cabinet doors (official name is J Handle) and the finish is matt dark grey. I absolute love the fact we altered our plans at the last minute to incorporate an island - it's going to be an amazing fit with how I envisage us spending time in and using the kitchen and not having wall cabinets is a joy. The two alcoves are likely to end up with shelving of some kind although I've been hankering after a couple of curiosity cabinets with some clever lighting too... But that's way down the line! 

All the cupboard doors are soft close so I spent most of the evening the kitchen arrived opening and closing them...  

As you can see the pipework needs boxing in and we have no worktops so the cardboard packaging for the kitchen came in very useful! 

The Gaffer, as always, was keen to inspect the work...

 Kitchen passing the pussycat test

Kitchen passing the pussycat test

So, now the kitchen was installed it was over to us. Ever since the extension and renovation work became a reality we were thinking of casting our own worktops. And so now it was over to us to get the job done. I'm going to write a whole post about this. It was DIY on epic proportions! 

Casting kitchen worktops

Casting kitchen worktops

Renovation Diaries - part three - weeks 11 to 13

Renovation Diaries - part three - weeks 11 to 13