Friday, October 24, 2014

Renovations...The kitchen (part 1)

After waiting the required 10 days for the floor to cure (and they were a long 10 days when we couldn't do any work!) we were able to start installing the kitchen. It was also the period where we started to really move into the house, filling up the garage with our stuff...after making some room amongst all the tools and supplies.

In the end, we had to buy both a new sink and oven. The day we installed the oven, it fell over and the glass front may be repairable, but we decided it just wasn't worth it. I'm hoping to sell it on Gumtree. The sink had a dent in it when we removed it from the packaging, the corner had rolled over, and while we may have been able to bash it out, again just not worth it.

The bench tops are two lengths from Bunnings (about $500), colour is Kaboodle Flint Stone if anyone is interested. We used the Kaboodle Cut and Butt method to join them, but didn't actually cut them. And when I say 'we' I mean, me, SJ and Dad who we couldn't have done it without and who has taught us so much. I'm quite handy now haha

There's still a bit to do in the kitchen, but I'll cover that in the next post!

Mum and Dad with the firs two carcasses (checking they are level)
Adding more carcasses (the drawers and start of the oven tower)

More oven tower

The deck during all this...
Drawers in place
The kitchen after Day 1 - oven was broken at this point!

The kitchen after Day 2 (bench, sink, stove and oven in...didn't take many during photos)
Close up of the new benchtops
Cooking our first meal in our 'proper kitchen'. All the doors needed new screws before we could hang them.
Another close up of the bench tops


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