I’ve no idea how many Phases there’ll be until my Tired Old Kitchen turns into an Energised New Kitchen. But this phase concerns a meeting with the designers to discuss a few incidentals, such as what the cabinets will look like, where the electrics will go, will all the old tiles remain in place when the old cupboards come out – the answer to that question was no.
The most expensive item in the new kitchen is the work surfaces. Polished Premium Quarts. My first thought was, at last, I can make pastry in the summer on this cold surface.
The cabinets drawers and doors will have integrated handles with a soft closing.
Appliances, now this is where I find myself very lucky in deed. I’ll be getting a new AEG Multifunction Steam Bake oven. All the white goods such as Fridge Freezer and Washing machine are only a few years old, no need to replace them, and the 3 year old oven will go to my daughter who has just moved into her first house. I’ll be replacing my double oven with a new Steam Bake Oven hob and Extractor Fan from AEG.
Because I needed more storage space and work surface area, we are adding a little breakfast bar cum, baking, mixing, sitting at with a coffee and a good book area while looking out onto the garden. We have a huge, west facing window, that looks out into the garden, which has what I can only describe as a Vintage, overgrown look about it.
So here’s the design. What do you think? Vastly different, when you compare it to what it currently looks like. See Phase 1