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15 February 2012 @ 01:48 pm
Home Improvement: Kitchen, Old vs. New ;-)  
Heh, it's been nearly two weeks now, but I finally got around to resizing some of the pictures Cavendish took during the grand kitchen exchange...




Our old kitchen. Trusty, yellow, crumbling. Hoard of lovingly arranged chaos. Please note the apparent lack of cupboard space...






And now, the new...



Still far too many mugs much stuff, but at least the display cabinets above the sink make everything look much prettier



Strangely enough, Wesley doesn't look fully convinced of the latest changes to his habitat. (He had no trouble, though, to immediately spot his relocated foodbowl, which had wandered from one side of the kitchen to the other ;-))



The ceramic sink in all its beauty...



Old stove and fridge (both Siemens, and just a couple of years old) but in a completely new surrounding.







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Kathyhkathyh on February 15th, 2012 03:16 pm (UTC)
It looks splendid! I love the wood and it must be so nice to have so much more storage space.

We took pics of our kitchen before the work and during the work but by the end we were so exhausted (and my mother-in-law had arrived to stay with amazingly bad timing) that I forgot to take pictures of the pristine finished article. It's rather less pristine now.

Ahhhh, Wesley. He does look a little doubtful about it all *g*.
Bimo: Swann_oldbiebimo on February 15th, 2012 03:53 pm (UTC)
More storage space was quite on top of our wish list when we spoke with the furniture shop's kitchen specialist. All those spices, cooking utensils and on top of that Cavendish's tea containers need a good, dust and grease-free home somewhere.

(and my mother-in-law had arrived to stay with amazingly bad timing) that I forgot to take pictures of the pristine finished article.

Heh, in our case it was the kitchen which arrived with spectacularly bad timing!

Due to delay caused by the sink manufacturer, it came right at the height of Cavendish's class test correcting season and just two days before I had to go on a work-related weekend field trip to Berlin.

You should have seen me the day the new kitchen was already standing, but all our equipment still spread over several boxes in our living room. From early morning until late in the evening I was rotating. So I truly sympathize with your feelings of exhaustion ;-)
Kathyhkathyh on February 15th, 2012 05:56 pm (UTC)
but all our equipment still spread over several boxes in our living room.

Oh, how I remember that feeling. Add in ma-in-law trying to help and you have my experience!

on top of that Cavendish's tea containers

That sounds very familiar. Our tea seems to have taken over a large chunk of the kitchen *g*.
diotimah on February 29th, 2012 10:57 pm (UTC)
I completely agree. Looks great, and really cozy.:)
Bimo: Mug_collectorsbimo on March 1st, 2012 07:19 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you! And welcome to this journal! :-)

You've no idea how hard it was to find this particular kitchen, because most kitchens you find in stores these days are of a rather sterile and angular looking "Hochglanz" variety (which of course is the very opposite of what we had in mind...).
diotimah on March 1st, 2012 11:00 am (UTC)
Thanks for the friendly welcome.:)

And yeah, I'm not surprised it took you some time to find a cozy, "warm" kitchen, given the current fashion.