New year new kitchen

Okay so the new kitchen won’t be totally finished by the new year but it is finally functional.

A couple of days ago the last major step in our temporary complete kitchen was made and we now have an operational gas cooktop.

So while there is still a huge to do list the kitchen is functional and I’m able to store most of our kitchen things in the same room.

I can’t say how amazing it feels to be able to make a coffee in one room instead of having to gather items from three separate rooms. It’s a simple pleasure but a greatly appreciated one.

Our peninsula with temporary benchtops and blue protective coating still on our drawers (I’m not taking that off until the permanent benches are in).

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View from the walkway

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Range hood on its way up

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And fully extended

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It’s a little but too much fun to make the downdraft pop out of the bench, especially because most people we know have never seen one before.
I do think that it was absolutely worth the money to avoid having a bulky overhead extractor that would have further closed in our tiny room, it’s provided a much cleaner line than I’d even imagined.

Now we are on to making the cabinets
for our pullout pantry. I am really looking forward to having our food out of the lounge room.

Hope everyone else is enjoying their holidays whether they are renovating, holidaying or having to work.

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New year new kitchen

Okay so the new kitchen won’t be totally finished by the new year but it is finally functional.
A couple of days ago the last major step in our temporary complete kitchen was made and we now have an operational gas cooktop.

So while there is still a huge to do list the kitchen is functional and I’m able to store most of our kitchen things in the same room.

I can’t say how amazing it feels to be able to make a coffee in one room instead of having to gather items from three separate rooms. It’s a simple pleasure but a greatly appreciated one.

Our peninsula with temporary benchtops and blue protective coating still on our drawers (I’m not taking that off until the permanent benches are in).

20121229-145408.jpg

View from the walkway

20121229-145606.jpg

Range hood on its way up

20121229-145642.jpg

And fully extended

20121229-145720.jpg

It’s a little but too much fun to make the downdraft pop out of the bench, especially because most people we know have never seen one before.
I do think that it was absolutely worth the money to avoid having a bulky overhead extractor that would have further closed in our tiny room, it’s provided a much cleaner line than I’d even imagined.

Now we are on to making the cabinets
for our pullout pantry. I am really looking forward to having our food out of the lounge room.

Hope everyone else is enjoying their holidays whether they are renovating, holidaying or having to work.

The kitchen sink

With lots of hard work by T and our friend we are finally doing dishes in the kitchen again!

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Tonight we plan to hang the remaining pieces of plasterboard and the weekend is set aside for joining and filling the boards.

The cabinets may or may not be installed as I really don’t like the plastic feet that we got from Ikea. We are debating getting the stainless steel legs to replace them.
They won’t be seen but I’d like to feel secure about the sturdiness of the cabinets.

The aim of being done by Christmas is now completely impossible, maybe next Christmas…

The kitchen sink

20121205-143413.jpg

With lots of hard work by Tyler and our friend we are finally doing dishes in the kitchen again!

Tonight we plan to hang the remaining pieces of plasterboard and the weekend is set aside for joining and filling the boards.

The cabinets may or may not be installed as I really don’t like the plastic feet that we got from Ikea. We are debating getting the stainless steel legs to replace them.
They won’t be seen but I’d like to feel secure about the sturdiness of the cabinets.

The aim of being done by Christmas is now completely impossible, maybe next Christmas…

Slow building

The days roll by and little by little the kitchen, recently stripped back to it’s barest of bones becomes (almost) a room again.

Earthwool insulation goes in

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Plasterboard goes up

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Still a long way to go, but I can see glimpse of our new improved kitchen.

Slow building

The days roll by and little by little the kitchen, recently stripped back to it’s barest of bones becomes (almost) a room again.
Earthwool insulation goes in

20121130-154928.jpg20121130-154957.jpg

Plasterboard goes up

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Still a long way to go, but I can see glimpse of our new improved kitchen.