I'm putting out in the blogosphere that the kitchen shall be ready in six weeks. Yes it will. We're putting it together on a wing and a prayer. Here's the plan.
I absolutely love this kitchen, from here. But the oven, butler sink and cabinetry are a snip out of our budget. What I will take is the layout of a kitchen running along one wall, the subway tiles with charcoal grout and the white painted floor (that we have already!)
Oh the apple of my eye. After much research, deliberation and shopping around, we've almost settled on one of these lovely Ilve cookers.
Unfitted stainless steel benches and shelves from here. We like the commercial benches, not only because they're cheaper than a flat-pak from the local hardware, but also in our eyes they look better and last far longer. And even I can put them together. (pic)
We'll be getting these hospital taps from here, I like the institutional stylin' and again so very durable.
This week the builder is coming to seal up an exterior door so we will have the wall ready to go. The sparky has already been to move some switches. Once the oven arrives, we'll call in the gas fitter. Then we can rip out what's left of the old kitchen and install the new sink. Hopefully (ahem) a small job for the plumber. Easy peasy. Then it's simply tile the back wall. Not sure if I'll do that myself. My neighbour J has just tiled two bathrooms and said she'd so me how. I'll give it a go.
Oh a new kitchen. Can't wait. And then yes, we'll be cookin' with the proverbial gas. Hooray!