As you know from all my previous posts on the subject (here and here) my kitchen has been driving me nuts now for about 3 years…..well actually since the day we we moved in. It’s tiny, there’s no room for a dishwasher or a washing machine and well I hate it.
So we were all set to rip it out and do it again….until the full price came in. It turns out that replacing a 8ftx8ft kitchen is somewhere between £4,000-8,000 pounds depending on who’s doing it and no appliances and no knocking down walls, I was thinking more like £2,500 – £3,500!
ALL I WANTED was 8 CUPBOARDS AND A DISHWASHER…..*breathe*…..
So I’m doing a makeover instead, I had the image of what it should look like
So what I’m going to do is:
Repaint the kitchen cupboards (started!)
Repaint the whole room cream (paint bought in the sales)
Get a new sink
Get a new worktop
Take out an upper cupboard – replace with open shelves
Take out useless lower cupboard that I can’t get into and replace with a Dishwasher
Re-grout the tile
Replace the orange floor tiles – with fake Limesone?
Maybe get a blind (undecided!)
So I have admitted defeat, in the ‘Next House‘ I’ll have the kitchen of my dreams But in the meantime I’m going to blog the progress of this because frankly it’ll make me do it! Coming up a post on how to and not to paint your laminate kitchen cupboards.
*Update* Here’s how it looks midway through the makeover – click here