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Retro Kitchen Renovation Part 2

Hooray I am so excited, we have almost finished our retro look kitchen.  We have completed the painting and floors.  The only thing left is to put up some new blinds and arrange my artwork, and build a shelf inside the fireplace opening.

My husband is a qualified floor coverer so he did the floors last weekend in a day.  I am very proud of what he has done here, it has come together perfectly.  I know he wasn’t so sure at first but he is happy with it.

Kitchen Renovation
Kitchen Renovation

Kitchen Renovation

Kitchen Renovation

Kitchen Renovation

Kitchen Renovation

Kitchen Renovation

and just a little reminder of the before

New house

Kitchen Renovations

So we have been in our new house for almost two months now and we are loving the extra space.  We have also done some major renos in our kitchen.  I really wanted to like the kitchen that was in the place but we soon discovered the placement of the dishwasher, lack of bench space and cupboards that dropped wood into everything every time you opened them wasn’t going to work.  We also had a limited budget of money left over to play with.  We started to enquire about Bunnings kitchens  but at the same time I was searching gumtree for second hand kitchens.  I spotted a red laminate kitchen that looked as if it would fit in our kitchen.  It wasn’t exactly what I had been searching for, but I thought we could make it work.

We went and measured it up and it was going to fit with a few alterations, we bought it and then had to wait for it to be pulled out.  In the meantime we had to get our kitchen removed, which thankfully my husband did while my mum, the kids and I went away during the holidays, so I didn’t really have to live without a kitchen at all, my husband did a fantastic job of removing and installing it all himself.

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Tiling
Renos

Testing paint colour
Renos

The electrician hated the original light! He tried to convince me to change it….I stuck to my guns. It will do till it breaks!
Renos

We hadn’t installed the pantry at this stage….
Renos

Picked up this dining setting from a buy/swap/sell group for $80!!!!

Renos

New pendant light and still testing colours….

Renos

 

Next thing to do is boxing up around the ducting for the rangehood, then hopefully paint (once I decide what I would like) and floors, I can’t wait for floors.