Monday, September 19, 2011

Out with the old!

Hi, as i mentioned in previous post i would show some pics of the kitchen makeover. This is how it used to look.....nice country kitchen?...no!  These cabinets been in for at least 70 odd years! One was signed on the back..A.Clark 1944!  They were not in the best condition, so, time to update! I purchased a flat pack kitchen from the local hardware store...would have built my own if i had the right equipment. Anyway...out it came.
The new cabinets had to be assembled, this was a breeze, soon it was beginning to take shape.Installing was also a breeze, just being sure everything was level. A Real problem with the old kitchen was the sink location....wrong sink, for the wrong cupboard and jammed away in the the corner...not very user friendly! So i repositioned the sink to a more central location...bought some flexible pipe extentions and moved the waste pipe. Also in this upgrade was the replacement of the gas stove with an electric under bench oven with gas cooktop and also a slide out rangehood .time to get the plumber! The stove was disconnected and removed so i could install remaining cabinets. Once the plumber reconnected the gas, and oven was installed it was time for the tiling.Cement sheets were attached to the wall, and i set about cutting and fitting tiles. Had a few tricky power points, but with a hand cutter that fits into a hacksaw, everything went to plan. Once tiles were up they were grouted and silicon used on the expansion gaps (corners etc)  To finish off i used aluminium angle in the corners and under the overhead cabinets, just for something a little different. Handles were used from the old kitchen and gave the modern a little country feel. Happy days :)

6 comments:

Lynn said...

You did a wonderful job honey! If we had of kept the old kitchen we would have to been eating out of boxes for the next so many years. So Thankyou xxx ILY xx

Rae said...
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Rae said...

Wow, what a fantastic job you did, Colin. I actually thought your original country kitchen was the makeover, but I sure was wrong! You really modernized it up! (I love the white, so bright!) And by adding the new appliances and the wonderful new sink location, I know it is a dream kitchen for Lynn. Lynn, you are so lucky to be married to such a handy guy as your Colin. But I know you know this already! Thank you both for the peek! And I was working up to showing my rubber stamp collection! lol

Rae said...

Sorry, somehow my comment posted twice. : / I guess I was having a "senior moment"!

Gale said...

Beautiful. Nice to know all the artistry in your family doesn't reside only with Lynn!
Love the remodel. The white cabinets are just beautiful. Looks so clean and pretty. A great place to not only cook but to spend time. Our kitchen turned into the 'hub' of our house after we remodeled it.
I wish you many happy years and memories in your new house!

:) Gale

Glennis said...

Wow - what a transformation - well done