Friday, 31 July 2015

The new barn kitchen.



When I look at all this my only thought is 'thank goodness it's not me doing it'.

Wills bought all the units from Ikea, and is now assembling them; whilst friend D fixes the rods onto which they will be secured. So far everything is going OK, and all problems soon find a solution.


By lunchtime most of the wall units were up, but we've now realised that there's still space for one more 60 cm unit on the right (below). We'll pop down to Toulouse to pick that up later; no point in wasting possible storage space.


He's also just realised that the floor-tiling needs to be done before the final positioning of all the appliances, so another panic trip. 

Still plenty to do; I'll post pictures of the finished job, as soon as possible. Never a dull moment here!



21 comments:

  1. You scared yours readers, it is almost noon and i am the first.
    I like so much to see how other people deal with missions that i shall never be able to deal with.Pleace post pictures in the futur. (when i buy from Ikea i order a company that bring and make it done for me).

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    1. Everyone is away on holiday; except for you and me!

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  2. I am on the TGV. Bonjour. I am glad I am not putting a kitchen together too.

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    1. You may have to ride on top of a lorry, back to Blighty; it's the favourite way to travel.

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  3. A hive of activity, chez Cro ……. it's all looking good so far ….. it's going to be a beautiful family home. Good job !!! XXXX

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    1. It's looking good. Another week maybe?

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  4. A bit slow on the draw this morning... This is going to be such a beautiful, light space, and efficiency makes it all the better!
    I remember the huge old kitchens of my childhood fondly, but am glad everything in mine is just a few steps away!

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    1. We have built a big pukka LARDER too; something that is almost unheard of today.

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    2. I've heard of a larder, but not a pukka larder. My Gran had her larder, as well as a root cellar and springhouse (loved going in there to fetch things in summer!). She also had an old-fashioned ice box, which she donated to a museum in her early 90's, she'd just stopped using it that year, lol.

      Now to do some research on pukka larders; I'm assuming at this point that it may have somewhat to do with ayurveda.

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    3. 'pukka' simply means 'genuine'.

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    4. Thank you Cro... I'd have spent the next 48 hours banging my head against the monitor, lol.

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  5. We put in some Ikea cabinets earlier in the year. There were 33 drawers to put together! I hope we remember how when we replace some more cabinets later in the year.

    Helen

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    1. It might be better to forget how they were done.

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  6. My head fills with panic at the sight of all that 'stuff' but the young are so much more adaptable aren't they?

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    1. I've just been up there again, and he's still at it.

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  7. "Pop down to Toulouse" - it's a 4 hour round trip!

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    1. I would say at least 5 hours; plus breakfast lunch and supper at Ikea.... that's a whole day.

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  8. I hope you are not "popping" in to an ikea store. The ones stateside are standing room only. I don't like to replace batteries, so that kitchen remodel would be to much for my heart. But, it is looking great.

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    1. I took the pictures above on Thursday; it's now considerably advanced. I think the sink goes in today.

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