New Kitchen Bliss!

Apart from a few finishing touches, like the glass splashback behind the gas hobs, the shelves in the corner above the sink, and the toe kicks under the cabinetry needing to be installed, my kitchen is finished and I cooked in it for the first time last night.

We have laid a new bleached ash floor through the dining and kitchen area, and painted the walls in Resene Thor. I also now have space for my cookbook collection, and will be able to display my nice platters on the shelves above.

I chose to have a corner sink installed because it then doesn’t break up my workspace. My dishwasher is still on a ship somewhere on the high seas. It was originally meant to be delivered mid-July, then mid-August, now it’s early September. I still have my old dishwasher installed in my old laundry, I installed a new laundry downstairs, which I set up as a temporary kitchen while the new one was being installed. That will now be gutted and made into my office.

Once the splashback and the shelves are installed in 3 – 4 weeks time, I will post more photos.

This photo is of my old kitchen, the original from when the house was built in 1970. The microwave sits on top of the dishwasher, there’s very little workspace, the fridge was right next to the oven, and there was a breakfast bar in the corner facing a blank wall 🤷‍♀️ In this photo we had already ripped the wall out between the kitchen and dining room to open it up. Previously there was a full wall there with a door into the kitchen. Cooking was a very isolated experience.

Author: sandysbookaday

I love good quality chocolate. I love the ocean and love to be in, on or beside it. I read any and every where. I am a proud mum and Nana. I like wine, gin, Southern Comfort, a cold Heineken on a hot day. I am very versatile like that. I cross stitch, do jigsaws, garden, and work on a farm. I am an occasional scribbled. I have far too many books I want to read to ever find the time to die. I am an active member of Goodreads as Sandy *the world could end while I was reading and I would never notice* and review on Amazon under the name Sandyj21. My Goodreads reviews are automatically linked to my Facebook page. Groups I belong to and participate in on Goodreads include: The Mystery, Crime and Thriller Group; Mysteries and Crime Thrillers; Psychological Thrillers; Reading for Pleasure; Crime Detective Mystery Thrillers; English Mysteries; Dead Good Crime; Kindle English Mystery, All About Books and NZ Readers. April 2016 I made the Top 1% of Goodreads reviewers (As follows) Hello Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*, In our community of readers, you stand out in a notable way: You're one of the top 1% of reviewers on Goodreads! With every rave and every pan, with every excited GIF and every critical assessment, you've helped the Goodreads community get closer to a very important milestone – the 50 Million Reviews mark!

24 thoughts on “New Kitchen Bliss!”

  1. Wow, that is absolutely gorgeous. I like that you used every space to the max and have that shelf. Very creative. You did a great job designing it. I love that floor as well. Enjoy cooking in your new kitchen. You have a beautiful view as well.

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    1. Thanks Carla. My kitchen designer was amazing. Sally suggested things I never would have thought of. She wasn’t too sure about my corner sink initially, but now she thinks it’s brilliant. I will post more photos once the shelves are up (fresh herbs) and the backsplash is installed.

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  2. Looks wonderful Sandy even if there is still work to do and I can just imagine how excited you were to finally be able to use it! I’m a little jealous too, I want that window you have, mine is so tiny in my kitchen!🤣

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