Saturday, July 31, 2010

Out with the old and in with the new

See for yourself... Salmon coloured cupboards, complete lack of bench space and puke flecked lino. This was my old kitchen.
After pricing up kitchens at bunnings and choking on the prices which would be quite acceptable for some.. we resorted to months of trademe-ing to find the bargain of the century that would suit the tiny weeny budget, be close by and most importantly fit our space. Quite the mission! But we got there in the end.
This weekend we finally got to pick our new 2nd hand kitchen up! We bought it 2 months ago.. so the wait has been torturous and my patience for salmon and lack on bench space wearing thin. Each night after work we would set to work disassembling our old kitchen ready for the new kitchen.

It all started with a bit of demo jute. A crow bar and hammer soon dealt to the old kitchen units.
Nothing like a bit of drunken demolition either!! Gaz and I got home at 12pm after a night of parting last Saturday night, and spontaneously decided to rip up the lino exposing the wooden flooring. Proved quite productive! Not sure the neighbours would have been impressed with our music cranking and drunkenly making a hell of a racket both inside and out, but got the job done and worked off a bit of alcohol too! Bonus.

With all the old kitchen units now removed and the wooden floors exposed we were ready to pick up our new kitchen! Finally. And soooo glad the weather turned out fine! Outside space was key!!!
We managed to get all of the units inside just before the sun went down and here they are all sitting (nearly) in their places.

And then... nothing like a last minute decision! We decided to insulate the room before fixing the units in place. So off with the walls!
Andd... i am exhausted!!!!! But our kitchen is nice and toasty now! :) Still loads of work to do though so more takeaways for Gaz and Jute.

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