13 April 2013

Favourite Thing Friday

My Favourite Thing this week is the fact that we have made a start on the kitchen reno.  A few of you have asked for the before shots so I have a couple here of the horror story.

The new kitchen will have floor to ceiling cupboards which has cut down on the amount of wall paper and the painting that will have to happen.   Last week we had the steamer and got rid of the paper.  This week we scrubbed the walls to get the rest of the glue off.  We are debating how much paint we do before the guys come to put the kitchen in and I think we have decided to leave it until every thing is in ... mainly because I can't decide what colour to paint the walls ... well I have the colour in my head ... I'm thinking in latte colour which is in between the dk bench tops and the light cupboards.

We were toying with the idea of painting the ceiling but there is fair bit patching that have to be done after they have removed some of this kitchen's "Features" (1960's fan and the lovely fluro) so we might leave that as well.

The cork floor is staying for the moment, DH loves it as it is soft to walk on and is still in good nick, the   Kitchen company are modifying the width of the cupboards slightly so that it covers the edge of the cork.  They are also modifying the cupboards along the back wall of the kitchen so that the sliding door can slot in behind the cupboards.  What I am most looking forward to is draws that work, doors that don't fall off and new oven and induction cook top.

Fridge is going here (where the doorless cupboard is) and then I am having a corner pantry and 2 more floor to ceiling cupboards with the door sliding behind.

Check in with Mrs P to find what everyone else's favourite is.


thea said...

Very nice! I'm sure you're looking forward to the finish even though you've just begun.

Shay said...

It'll be worth all the pain I promise. I cant wait to see the finish.

Im pretty sure my new kitchen is still one of my favourite things!

Kate said...

Sounds like you'll have kitchen heaven when it's all done.

Leanne said...

It will all be worth it in the end.