It feels like months since I thought about a post but it was only last week! Full speed ahead with everything at the moment around here. We are trying to decide on finishing touches, tiling, tap fittings, cornice, door fittings, kitchen cabinets, timber for floor boards, colours etc and I do not enjoy that side of things at all. I have no ability to visualise how something is going to fit into our space and invariably am disappointed when things look different to how I imagined. This is why I need to do things like make cut outs of fittings and pretend I’m working around them to see if it works. Because of this I get very stressed and tend to panic about how things are going to work out, I have several bottles of rescue remedy at hand at all times now. This pic shows the layout marked out in chalk and templates of the sink, dishwasher and small sink placed so I can move them around to get the best configuration. If anyone has any suggestions about range hoods I’d appreciate them. I can’t believe how expensive they cost to get something quiet and in my opinion most I’ve seen are really ugly. The flu sections are designed for homes with ceilings much lower than we have, so that creates problems as well. I’m sure something will evolve but that is one thing I’m quite anxious about.
This photo shows the ceiling windows that will be over an island and how the new kitchen will extend into a dining/family area. Very excited about not having to turn the light on whatever time of day it is.The stripping of the chimney is coming along nicely but due to the hot weather this week I couldn’t rip into as I’d hoped. It is recommended you don’t use Peel Away in temperatures over 30 so that took out most of the week. I’m also limited to doing small sections at a time to minimise pain to my dodgy hands.
Without doubt the best thing this weekend was the first real smile from our new little grandson ‘Charlie’. What a joy it is seeing your daughter blossom as a mother and her child blossoming because of her.