Tuesday, 10 May 2011

It Feels like Something is Changing

I don't know why, but this feels really significant. Yesterday we cleared out the old (soon to be new) kitchen in readiness for Patrick to "make the joints" in the plasterboard. This is the first time we have ever seen the whole kitchen empty - so seeing it empty and plasterboarded is a bit of a shock. In addition to doing the joints Patrick will be plastering the ceiling, so in about a week's time cue ranting from Simon about stupid kitchen ceiling paint.

It has taken us a while to get to this stage - we kept on running out of stuff just before we finished. This includes placo glue (we ran out twice, the second time falling two dollops short...) electrical boxes (you can see how many prises we have) and energy.

From the laundry door, looking towards
where the main worktop will be

From what will be the dining room towards
the laundry and where the cooker will be

The kitchen, end to end. Sink and
dishwasher will be on the left
You may notice in the last of the photos that the window is very low. This has caused a problem with the kitchen design: we lose a lot of wall space and can't have a bench (or the traditional "sink in front of the window") there, so instead we will have a bookcase for all those cookery books.

Simon

7 comments:

Ken Broadhurst said...

Looking good, Simon. French kitchens often don't have the sink under a window. I don't know why. Maybe because the French open-into-the-room windows don't lend themselves to that design.

Craig said...

It looks like a good space. Best of luck with the finish work. I'll look forward to seeing the finished product!

GaynorB said...

Is this the same room we saw on your 'web cast' new year party?

There's nothing like being in this position to fully imagine what it will be like with your appliances (and cookery books)in place.

I look forward to reading about the future progress....... and the finished article.

Bon courage!

Simon said...

Ken - what do they look at when they wash up though?

Craig - exciting times ahed. Must remember to sleep though!

Gaynor - the middle photo is the same view as fron the NYE party (reborn)

ckb said...

Simon, I guess they focus on the dishes and pans they are washing. It is strange, though, isn't it? We did live in a couple of apartments in San Francisco that didn't have a window over the sink.

Jean said...

We have a window over our sink in LGP. The window opens inwards so we rarely open it because you have to juggle with the tap to get it open - except when we have guests and are serving dinner on the terrace, then it's worth the struggle to get the window open to use it as a serving hatch !! It's nice to look out when washing up. I don't think I would like having a wall in front of me when I have donned my marigolds !!

Leon and Sue Sims said...

WE remember what it looked like during our visit last year - you guys have done wonders so far.