With our biggest project to date – removing the wall between the kitchen and the dining room – finally done, we’re finally starting to see some progress in the house. There’s another really big and exciting project that’s happening in the room that we’ll be sharing later this month, but for now we’ve almost finished sorting all of the little issues that arose because of knocking down the wall.
Our kitchen lamp is back up – it had to come down because it was attached to the wall that’s now gone, we’ve replaced a broken socket and, as you already know, we’ve patched up the tiling.
And we removed the absolutely awful laminate flooring and have even sanded the floor!
Other than that, we’ve also tackled a bunch of other little things that make the kitchen just a bit more pleasant like changing our oven.
We obviously don’t want to go spending a load of money on a kitchen that we’re desperate to rip out, but Jan’s parents kindly donated an oven that they no longer needed.
If you’re unsure about electrics, you should definitely get someone professional in to install an oven – safety comes first!
For me, one of the changes with the most impact was painting the legs of our breakfast bar area. I know it sounds bizarre, but they were in such an awful condition that didn’t think they were salvageable.
It just dawned on me that I could paint them with some of the Hammerite Metal paint that I had left over from painting the garden plant pots.
It was a 10 minute job that has made such a difference. It just looks and feels so much cleaner than before.
The rooms now work so much better than before. Everywhere seems brighter (we have light from two sides now), cleaner and even more organized (we had to have a good sort out and tidy due to loosing some cupboard space). We really couldn’t be happier with the result.
We can’t wait to share our newest project in the dining room with you in a few days. Can you guess what it is?