A kitchen revolution

Our kitchen was revolting.  Well, ok, it wasn’t that bad, once you got used to it.  It was a bit horrifying, though, just how used to karitane yellow you can get.  Here’s some idea:

the benches are only clean and clear for demolition...

And there was quite a bit of satisfaction in seeing this, one day:

inside, out!

Which of course, left us with this, which rather oddly, looked quite a lot smaller than when we started:

those are rimu walls, folks. shame about the rot.

So things were “made good”, which takes an astonishingly long time, and soon enough the room looked quite tidy, really:

Blue for soundproofing. See how the ceiling is magically higher?

so clean, so tidy, so... empty

Mmmm, double-glazed window… isn’t it pretty?

And then we set about messing it up again!

cupboard bases...

oooh look! cupboards! and they're not yellow!

There’s a dishwasher to go in one of those spaces.  And a stone bench to sit on top.  I’m promised a working kitchen by the weekend.  Meanwhile, I’m trying to keep Fainjin from using the piled-up joinery as a jungle gym, and Babess has been making doe-eyes at the painter (much to his amusement).

We have hot water now, too.  The extra wait made the brand-new shower feel even nicer, I’m sure.

© UpsideBackwards 2010.



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4 Responses to “A kitchen revolution”

  1. Café Chick Says:

    How exciting! My father is a kitchen designer but, sadly, a new kitchen is not on our agenda any time soon. It doesn’t stop me dreaming, though …

  2. Marita Says:

    It looks really lovely. Much nicer than the yellow.

    • Kate @ upsidebackwards Says:

      Thank you! It is, isn’t it? It looks even better tonight, most cupboards are in place. Just waiting for doors and benchtops, coming tomorrow I think, then appliances wired and plumbed in on Thursday. Happy dance!

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