Tuesday, August 2, 2011

a new kitchen

Over twelve months ago our oven broke down. It was over thirty years old  so I guess it had lived a good life. We investigated getting it repaired but the cost of getting it fixed was getting close to the cost of buying a new oven. Getting a new oven to match the existing kitchen was going to be tricky… so after considering many options we finally decided to hang tight until we could afford a new kitchen.

 kitchen

On learning that I was pregnant with our third child we decided that a dishwasher would be really helpful too! So juggling money from here to there and getting a bit of extra finance we decided to get the new kitchen before our new babe arrived. The appliances are very basic and affordable, no bells and whistles but functional and the cabinets are simple too - it is not by any means our “dream” kitchen … but oh my we’re so happy with it. It feels like we’ve entered the new millennium. Better still – everything actually works. Brilliant.

Here it is…

after kitchen  after kitchen 2

after kicthen 3 

An oven that works! YAY!!! Baking baking baking… so many delights that I’ve been hanging out to make for over twelve months. AND a dishwasher too! Woo – hoo!

The plan is to put down a floating floor soon… all the bits and pieces are waiting stacked high in the lounge room. BUT… before we put down the floor we really need to do something about our bathroom…

bathroom

15 comments:

  1. WOW!!! it looks amazing- we are renovating too- can't wait until its finished.I love yours!

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  2. I LOVE reno pics and your kitchen looks FAB!!! I had a bathroom that looked like that once. Can't wait to see what you do with THAT!! xx

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  3. Looks amazing to me! That dark grey is gorgeous. Enjoy baking in your new space!

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  4. That kitchen is awsome! I wish to do ours... one day..

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  5. Gorgeous, love that POP of red! Cant wait to see the new bathroom!

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  6. I love the colours and layout of your new kitchen!

    Hopefully that new bathroom isn't too far away - must be fun for the four of you at the moment!!

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  7. You LUCKY DUCKS! It's fabulous! And you don't sound reno traumatised! And have you noticed how many exclamations are in this comment? The kitchen is worth every one of 'em. Good, er, luck with the bathroom...

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  8. Wow! That is an awesome kitchen. I can't wait till we buy a house and I can make the kitchen exactly to my own specifications. My kitchen at the moment is teeny tiny.

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  9. That is so beautiful and a hard working Mum like you deserves it every bit. It is such a time saver to have everything in a place and working. Not long to go now!

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  10. I would really miss the oven if it should die, but the new one (and the new kitchen) looks like it was worth waiting for. I bet you're loving all those drawers under the cook-top too.

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  11. Wow Sal that looks excellent - the grey with that pop of red is fabulous.

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  12. It looks great! Love the grey and love the dishwasher ;)

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  13. Lots of renos happening at your place. The kitchen looks amazing!! I can't believe you have been 12 months without an oven, super exciting to finally have one back!

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  14. aaahhh the bathroom BUT ooooh the kitchen LOVE!

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