The worktops are due to be delivered tomorrow morning, so Hubby and I will be up early taking the kitchen apart in readiness as far as we are able.
We’ve checked the contents box of the tap and new sink, and all is present. We are lucky in that there are isolation taps on both water pipes so we won’t have to install them.
Hubby has been in the cupboards today to ascertain how the existing worktops were put in place, and it is basically likely to be a swine getting them apart.
I insisted he treat himself to a new jigsaw today so that the cutting would be easier, and the plan is to cut the biggest board housing the sink into smaller pieces once said sink has been removed.
The new worktops coming are 3 meters long and we only have the one door into the property. If we can get the majority of the work sorted before delivery, it should save a bit of time putting the new ones in place.
We discovered today that the design of our kitchen is now obsolete, so we shall have to make do as changing all of the fronts (5 drawers/cupboards, 3 wall cupboards and
one extractor fan cover) is not in the budget. It’s disappointing but not a problem or the end of the world.
You won’t be seeing much of me tomorrow though.
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All the best for the new project!
Watch this space…………..
good luck figuring it all out!
Why and how is the design obsolete?
Our cupboard fronts are an Oak ‘shaker’, and apparently they don’t stock anything except white now. Sure, we can order them as a special order, which takes 28 days and you have to pay up front. We did that with a door for the cottage, and ended up waiting 4 months! It’s not all doom and gloom though, we can juggle and Hubby has a plan to fix the worst one which won’t be noticeable as it will now be out of line of sight behind the door..
The choice in stocks seems to have gone sadly backwards.
Yep. Just over a year ago, we could have bought anything in this particular range off the shelf.
Have fun. That’s definitely not a DIY project I would take on. Hubby and I are ok with painting, changing cupboard hardware, and installing backsplash, but replacing countertops and flooring would be beyond us.
I think it’s beyond us too now judging by the day’s events (just done post)