Renovation project - Problem solving on a budget
Now for the big brain wave of what to
do with the boxing in, rather than just boxing in the pipes John is
going to make the boxing in big enough to be seats, this would mean
fixed seats in the kitchen, so that a small table can be added if
required or we can just place some French style cushions on it so
that the kitchen will be a really sociable room!
This will be made by adding some
strong batons to the wall and making a frame, the seats will be made
from floorboards, John will be able to use his router to make a
decorative edge but for now they will just be left unfinished.
We have removed some old internal
doors from upstairs and these will be the fronts of the seats so this
will be a very inexpensive solution to our dilemma.
The wood will be stained the same
colour as the worktops and the fronts will be painted white to match
the rest of the kitchen.
John is now just upset that he has to
install a new electric lead to the fridge which will be on the
opposite side of the room and the ceiling is finished so he cannot
hide the wire!
Somehow this becomes my fault, as
apparently it was me that said we definitely were not having the
kitchen on both sides!
We also now have an extra shopping
trip to buy the new extra kitchen cupboard doors.