It’s not quite finished (there are some cupboards on the right the need to go up on the wall) but for the most part it’s done – hurray! Of course, we need to get the electrician, plumber/gas fitter in to connect stuff (and actually buy the gas hob…) but in the very near future we’ll have an operational kitchen.
Oh. My. God.
Eight months with no oven and about 1.5m of bench space for everything to be done on has taken it’s toll on me for sure – though amazingly we have managed not to stack on weight from the extra takeaways we’ve been eating on those nights that I simply could not face cooking in the electric frying pan again.
I’m looking forward to pasta, rice and vegetables that have not been microwaved. I’m looking forward to roasting things, to baking, to home made cheese sauce.
I’m looking forward to creating some abstract art out of the electric frying pan too – I never want to use it again (and to be totally honest it’s close to being dead – thats 2 fry pans in 8 months!)
And we have a dishwasher! for the first time ever – boy am I looking forward to less time spent at the sink.
So while the list of things that need to happen before this renovation project is 100% complete is quite large, I don’t mind! I’m finally going to have a working kitchen.
Next time we take on something, it will not be so drawn out, no way in hell. A lot of the waiting was unavoidable this time around (like waiting for our free kitchen to be taken out of Dad’s house and make its way here), so fingers crossed for better organization next time!
And a massive thanks to my Dad and Hubby for spending a couple hours working their asses off to get this in last night – you’ve saved the potential victims of a violent rampage from a woman on the brink of insanity.