Over the weekend we continued to finish off the bathrooms just enough to allow for the shower screen measurer to do their job and for our plumber to come in on the Monday as scheduled and install the bathroomware. Whilst Anthony worked on cleaning out the shed in preparation for the coming asbestos removal, I continued to clean the bathrooms and also added the silicon in the corner and floor joints. I also painted the second and final top coat on the ceilings and the walls. So far it’s looking great.
We also had a visit from the Nobby’s Kitchens Designer, who came to look at our kitchen and price up a new one. He mentioned that our new kitchen was going to be pretty big, a lot bigger than your standard kitchen. I had heard good things about Nobby’s and when we visited the showroom last week I was happy with the quality and the looks they had to offer. We went through the design and what we could do to reduce the cost. Again we will be doing some things on our own like the tile splash back, the bulk heads, electrical and plumbing. Nobby’s will just be there to install the cabinets and the benchtop. We would need to find our own electric oven, rangehood, sink and taps. After a long chat about design, we got to business and discussed sums. Although the initial budget was $10K, we really had to stretch to get our “dream” kitchen. All things considering, I don’t think Anthony would want to build the kitchen himself, so in the end we had to expect that the kitchen was going to be 3x as much. Eventually, we went ahead with the quote and are really excited to know that we will be getting a brand new kitchen…well in a couple months time hopefully…This is the design that came out of our discussions with the Designer
We’ll be looking at a 2 tone kitchen. Grey base cabinets, a stone benchtop, white wall cabinets, a modern step in pantry and an additional pantry next to it. There’ll also be some really lovely wide drawers over 900mm and a breakfast bar that will fit 3 stools. On one side of our kitchen we will fit some open timber shelves. I was keen on a butlers sink but read about how impractical they can be. We even thought of an under mounted sink, but the Designer advised against it as we could potentially chip the stone benchtop as it is more exposed. Although the kitchen isn’t exactly how I want it, it does have a lot of great features and there will be so much storage, much more than we need! It is still a dream kitchen.
After the weekend had been and gone, we were really looking forward to Monday, knowing that we would be getting our bathrooms hooked up, but of course in the world of building, tradies can be unpredictable. Unfortunately, even with all our planning and hard work to get the bathrooms to a point, our plumber was a no show…something about truck problems. So we lost our booking and now have to wait until Saturday. I felt really disappointed and let down. But anyways, there’s not much we can do but just hope that the plumber turns up when he says he will. We have 2 more days till the shed is supposedly going to be ripped up and removed, but with the potential rain, I’m not entirely sure if even removal will happen.
So not really the best of starts for this week, but we will see..running low on some patience here.