Over the weekend we made a lot of progress on our short-term kitchen renovation that we are doing as a stopgap until we complete our full renovation in late 2017. Reno has been delayed due to firing our builder, council approval taking forever and a baby due in spring...
We had a Plumber and Electrician rough-in plumbing and new power points on Saturday morning and have a Tiler filing in the gap in the floor this week.
The current kitchen is tiny and doesn't have a dishwasher or any bench space to prepare meals. It was also missing cupboard doors...it took no time to demo it as it is basically made out of cardboard.
Before: Real Estate photo from when we purchased the house 12 months ago:
My dog Gus being helpful as always...
During: Tiles and wall cabinets gone...
We will start building our 4.8m long straightline Kaboodle kitchen this week which will be installed by a builder shortly.
We are planning to add floating laminate floorboards (waterproof option) to cover up the ugly mismatched tiles.
Total budget = around $3500 (will update acurrate costs as I go).
Note: We will sell the cabinets along with anything else that we can on Gumtree when we commence our full reno.
It's amazing that a kitchen was installed with such little benchspace. Whoever did that must have eaten takeaway a lot!
I have no idea how the couple who owned the house for 15 years prior to us survived @RenoQueen! They had a young son too.
The cooker was so old that we threw it out within days of moving in...the door fell off as soon as we touched it!