Thursday, November 19, 2015

#WearnKitchenMakeover - Bedding In

I don't remember what the old kitchen was like! For the 2nd time this week Pete and I had tea at the kitchen table - there's so much more space, and flow.

Cooking is a joy, the beast of an oven is being tamed and we're almost done sorting things out and putting things away.

We've changed some things, got rid of the massive cooker hood that sucked all the joy and light out of the room but everything else fits nicely.

The floor to celing bookcase still needs to be built and there's a vintage angelpoise lamp on the way. Really though it's minor things, it's pretty much done - and it's perfect =D

Monday, November 09, 2015

#WearnKitchenMakeover - End in sight

It's almost all there - the tiler has finished, the 2nd plumber we got came in and oversaw attaching the new oven and we're fully in the throws of sorting the chaos back into tidy, labelled drawers.

It's looking good, the space we needed is now there - and the layout works - we had to re-jig a few things as we moved the furniture in, but site lines work, and it felt really good yesterday where Pete was cooking a toad in the hole and I was putting away plates in the colourful storage (that obviously was a bit of a memory jog for a lot of people judging by the facebook likes) - Brit was in a high chair and it all worked - no jostling, no tempers fraying - it was really nice.

We think we have enough storage, I'm using more of the brand new space in the utility more then I thought I would straight away - mainly for 'party' items - and we have a crate full o'booze but we're also being ruthless with getting rid of things - and that filing cabinet is amazing - I don't know why they arn't standard in every kitchen! I have a filing drawer full of cookie cutters!

More importantly, everything fits, nothing feels awkward and there's a great sense of light and space the old kitchen didn't have.

What's more so is it feels like us, it feels like that's how the kitchen has always been and it feels right for the house. I'm looking forward to a winter of cosy cooking and maybe even some entertaining ;)

Friday, November 06, 2015

#wearnkitchenmakeover - getting there

The trades are done, the oven works, tiles looks pretty, floor is wipeable, furniture is in (and bigger then we rememeber) but it's getting there!!