I had to go to work to attend a training course which is mandatory for my job.  This meant ‘A Another’ was left as overseer of the kitchen activities.

There were some difficulties throughout the day…

  • Scavengers turned up and tried to retrieve bits and pieces from our lawn and the skip which was filled with the cast-offs from the old kitchen units.
  • A second set of scavengers turned up, tried the above and also got nosing in the garage!!
  • A water pipe got drilled through because it deviated off the straight and narrow (reminds me of the time my Dad drilled through a live power cable, but that is another story ;-) )
  • Some of the wall units needed to be removed, lowered and refitted…

When I got home from work everything was taking shape and looking good :-)

My creation

7 Comments CherryPie on Jan 14th 2012

7 Responses to “New Kitchen – Day Three”

  1. sally says:

    Looking good :-)

  2. Frida says:

    This looks really good. How nice to have the kitchen remodeled.

  3. Bernard says:

    Do you mind! That was me in the skip! :O
    Do you know? The kitchen you were throwing out, made mine seem like something from the…
    …..Birmingham Science Museum!
    Forgive me, but I am tempted to say – (money,money) “You ladies and your noooo kitchens!” (money,money,money). ….but what do we poor old men know about the technicalities of modern kitchens?
    I trust it lives up to your expectations and provides excellent service.
    Cheers…..Bernard. (the lover of good cooking) – :)

    • CherryPie says:

      I am actually very frugal and not one for spending lots of money ;-)

      Where the sink was the cabinet underneath had collapsed due to various water leaks over the years and the working surface there and the cupboard were all water blown.

      The cooker has only partially worked for the last two years and needed replacing. As it was built into the units this meant that that part of the kitchen needed a bit of rework too.

      The extractor fan had also ceased to function and also needed replacing.

      The fridge and the freezer had become less than efficient too and needed replacing, they were also built in which meant a bit of a rework in that area too.

      There comes a time when you have to admit defeat and it made more sense to replace all the units along with the faulty items. All the appliances in the new kitchen will be free standing and won’t affect the kitchen if they need replacing. You will note in the final photos that all the working appliances, including the sink have been reused in the new kitchen.

      I am hoping it lasts at least as long as the first one (20 years plus, although I haven’t lived here that long ;-) )