Friday, 11 January 2013

Kitchen renovations begin

Our kitchen renovations start today, I'm so excited!

Starting to move the food and gear out of the kitchen before pulling it out

I have kitchen which is part of a home, it has electricity and running water and food in it. This puts us in a better position than many, many more people in the world and I try not to take it for granted.

I am, however, VERY excited about the renos! They are long overdue - we were going to do something about the kitchen when we moved in seven years ago. The changes about which I am most excited:

5. The newness of it all. I've never had a brand new kitchen and I'm really looking forward to being in a kitchen which I've planned for our needs, where all the cupboards close properly and which looks nice and shiny.

4. A working stove and oven. The oven broke years ago and we couldn't really replace it without doing the whole kitchen, and to be honest I was keen for an excuse not to bake! I am looking forward having everything back on track though.

3. New floors. Once the kitchen is in we are getting new floors in the kitchen, loving and dining area and hallway. The carpet is in dire need of replacing, and as much as I prefer carpet sanity dictated that hard floors are the way to go.

2. A big corner pantry. Out kitchen is probably too 'cosy' for a large pantry and I'm sure the design types would be quite horrified that I'm squeezing it in. I'm desperate for all the space and I can't wait until it's in.

1. A DISHWASHER. We're getting a dishwasher! I've never ever had a dishwasher, just a single sink for me and I'm so excited. I can't wait to see how much time it saves us


  1. so happy for you that it's finally getting done! betty crocker look out lol ;)

    1. Yeah, I'm going to be so awesome at baking :) LOL not!

  2. Woohoo! Your kitchen functionality sounds like mine at the moment, only a bit worse. I understand your excitement about the dishwasher. Our in-laws have promised us a dishwasher as a baby present, which I'm more than happy about. Our grill element in the oven has been broken for a year now but that's nothing compared to not being able to use an oven. You will love having it back (whether you choose to bake or not). When are the renovations meant to be complete by? I love the idea of hard floors in your place.

    1. Not sure on completion date since we are needing to be a fbut flexible. Floors haven't been booked in yet since we need to get the kitchen done first. Hopefully all will be done in a few weeks but it will probably go longer.


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