This was the old kitchen.
|The room was extended by 3 feet so it had been only 9 feet long. It's still small, 8 feet wide and 12 feet long in total.|
|You can probably guess that we didn't have enough storage! All the working tops were covered in "stuff" the rubbish bin was permanently on display, everything was fighting for space. We had this kitchen for 15 years!|
|At it's worst.............|
|we just didn't have enough space to put everything away!! In this picture, right in the centre above the dishwasher, although you cannot see it, we had two wine boxes side by side with "stuff" in and on top of them!|
Moving on, and telling you what went out:
Green cabinet on the right in picture above, in store in our summer house because I love it and want to find it another home.
Trolley under green cabinet, now in summer house awaiting a new owner.
Cooker/Stove now passed on to someone else.
Cream wall cabinets cabinets taken by someone for their workshop.
Waste bin went to a recycling centre
The knife rack (top pic on the wall).
Kettle and toaster.
Lots of the "stuff" you can see all over the work tops.
But before the change, we went to see four different kitchen companies - one was way too expensive for not very much; one was not really quite what we wanted, another we nearly went with - and finally, not a quarter of a mile from home, we found a new company who worked with us and gave us exactly what we wanted for an affordable price.
And here we are almost at the end result:
|The night the kitchen fitter finished, so not yet Wow! but nearly.....|
|Ignore the symbol, this is not a movie, but just a decent pic of the sink and the hob|
|...and come back tomorrow and see what we did with this bit of spare space|
Next post I'll show you wall colour and some close ups of our storage and you can see what you think!