Renovation project - We have temporary kitchen
Now we can do no more with the heating
we prioritise which job is too be done, we are living in the house
which means we have food and utensils in there, we need to have some
work space in the kitchen.
John has already bought the wood too
make the new kitchen and he sets about measuring up while I am
It is actually far less expensive to
make the base units rather than buy them, they are also much better
quality as you can use 18 mm melamine, off the shelf at 600 mm wide.
It is just a case of cutting them to length and screwing them
together. Later in the blog we will show this more clearly in
photographs and instructions (for now we just need to be able to use
The work top does not go all the way,
there is a small gap, there is also not enough space to have the
right size cupboards (I do not want one small one, I want them all
We look at all possibilities and agree
on putting a small wine rack either side of the cooker. This will get
rid of the problem and give a good looking and practical solution.
This also means that the work top will
go right up to the cooker and John can make a piece for the other
John sets about making the first
cupboard and it seems very high to me, but John says it's OK, as I am
holding the side in place it slips and I have my first injury, ow!
The corner of a piece of wood really hurts as it its your leg and I
have my first big bruise.
The second cupboard is made and we put
the work top on, these are only temporary, but I still think they are
high, John thinks they are great, but as we look at the cooker, he
realises he forgot to leave the measurement for the legs.
So the cupboards are the perfect
height for John, but will need to be cut down, John is not a happy
bunny, and even less happy that I am telling you about it, but even
the best can make simple mistakes sometimes