At the end of September we embarked on the building work needed to knock our old kitchen and utility room into one room. In between the two was a large chimney breast which was a unit’s width in depth and took up quite a lot of space. Having work done on this sort of scale and to such an important room is never going to be stress free, but I felt that I coped quite well with the building work. The lowest point for me came the day that the building work was finished and the kitchen units had been delivered. Our kitchen floor had to be resurfaced so nothing could go into the kitchen while that was done. Our conservatory was piled high with units and work tops, but that was ok as we didn’t need to use that room. The problem came when there wasn’t enough room for all the units and some needed to go into another room. It had to be either our dining room or our living room. Our dining room was set up as a temporary kitchen, but that’s where the units ended up. It was hard trying to cook around all these units, but by the next evening they had gone.
After that it all got easier. Units started to go in; the kitchen took shape; we had a kitchen sink again. Just need to think about whether to purchase a splashback now. It was still disruptive, but we could see progress: the end was in sight. Now our kitchen is fully fitted and we have the floor tiles down too. Most of the cupboards have been filled with our things and there are just a few things left to finish off. Decorating is going on this week, so hopefully I’ll have some finished kitchen pictures to share with you soon.