kitchen renovation

A few of you have asked for some pics of the finished kitchen. There’s still a little tweaking to do, but here’s where we are at. I did have trouble photographing this, think it was a combination of my limited photography skills, the black and white contrast, lighting and I didn’t have time to move furniture out of the way. I might get around to taking better shots in the future, but for now these will have to do! šŸ™‚

First up though for contrast, the old kitchen. We had 2 walls removed and several structural beams inserted into the roof. These guys rocked, totally professional and I would recommend them to anyone. I can’t remember his business name, but any locals that are interested in a wall removal dude just drop me an email. He finished in 2-3 days, then 2 days kitchen installed, by these guys. I don’t know if I’d recommend them. Whilst I’m overall happy with the job there’s some details and service I’m not happy with. Their project management of the job, or lack, is probably one of the major issues and the fact that we spent quite a considerable amount of money with them (well for us it was) and there was no follow up at all after installation. Nothing. Pretty slack. Still, she’s a solid kitchen and a joy to use, the appliances obviously pay a big part in that joy! Look at that oven, it’s a monster and I love her.

Kitchen_day_one

Kitchen_day_one_walls_coming_down

Walls_down_and_plastered

The pictures below are also over at flickr if you want to read some notes and further detail.

Favourite_corner

Oven

Kitchen

The wall below is opposite the kitchen and the dining room is between this wall and the kitchen.

Marimekko

So that’s pretty much it! I will post another time about my apple fetish and get some decent pics to share!

12 thoughts on “kitchen renovation

  1. meggiecat says:

    Oh, Nicole, what a beautiful, clean and bright space! I love the height of the backsplash and the stove is to die for. Great work. The dark kickspace under the counters is such a nice touch. You put a lot of thought into this project.
    I have to do my kitchen and have surprised myself by agonizing over style and my inability to just choose something and get the plan started. I could choose for someone else much more easily and have fears that I will choose something too trendy that I will hate in two years.
    Thanks for sharing these pics.
    Kathy

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  2. Rachel says:

    It looks soooo nice. Is that a Nigella salt pig, I spy? I love the teapot display in the dining room.
    Wishing you many memorable meals from your marvelous kitchen.

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  3. Nicole says:

    I’m trying to get better at answering comments. šŸ™‚
    Hey Miss Meggiecat – just go for it šŸ™‚ trust your instinct.
    Magpie – you bet it’s a salt pig šŸ™‚
    Hey Al – thanks šŸ™‚
    Hi Stephanie – it’s a stretching I did of marimekko fabric. I think reprodepot often have it.

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