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