Tuesday, July 19

Anticipation!


Change of plan!
No, this isn't a plan of our kitchen - this was just to illustrate a point, you see we've been thinking!
As a result of the thinking and discussing we have decided to change our kitchen. The Rayburn is in situation now, awaiting the full installation which will be sometime next week. First  it needs to be fitted into the chimney by means of a flu, then the whole thing needs to be plumbed into the central heating system.
Our current kitchen "evolved" over a period of 20 years and like with all projects of the same nature some aspects work and others don't...so it is back to the drawing board. We have met up with a couple of kitchen planners and are getting somewhere near the best kitchen for our lifestyle. I must say, that looking around there seems to be a standard selection of units available, but the quality is of paramount importance - and the price of course! We will keep the granite worktops and just get new base and wall units!!!

Watch this space!

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38 comments:

  1. In my experience the planning is the easy bit. The installation can be a nightmare. I wish you luck.

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  2. It's exciting planning a new kitchen, can't wait to see the outcome.

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  3. I spend hours and hours re-designing my kitchen, but it is a solitary occupation. My husband is absolutely not interested in kitchens.
    Wishing you all the best.

    —Kay, Alberta, Canada

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  4. I am sure that time spent planning is never wasted. "If you fail to plan, you plan to fail" and all that! One of the best bits of advice I was given when I was considering getting a dishwasher was "DO site it near the sink - we put ours too far away and it makes scraping and sluicing a real pain"

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  5. cheshire wife
    yes - thanks so much. Jon will do bits here and there but we are blessed with friends who can fit the kitchen - am well excited!

    Pearl
    Me too - we will be working on our plans this week but I can't wait to see it all come together.

    Kay
    I was totally responsible first time round - hence the mistakes but now Jon is on board being a precision engineer and all that the measuring will at least be accurate! lol!

    Angela
    Noted - the dishwasher is in fact next to the sink! Thanks xxx

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  6. Youre very wise. We changed our kitchen plan a few times and even as it was being fitted they had to invent a "work around". Its all working well, as you say, it's important it works with your lifestyle.

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  7. Kath
    Yes I remember your plan - knew it had been a good thing too!

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  8. I think you're right to revist the layout now that you have the Rayburn in situ. I'm sure it changes the look considerably.

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  9. What fun anticipating your new kitchen.

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  10. I hope your anticipating of a new kitchen turns out to be your dream kitchen.

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  11. I am terrified of trying to plan renovations for our home. What if I get it wrong?
    Jane x

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  12. Hope you enjoy the ACTUAL as much as you are the ANTICIPATION!

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  13. Whew, I am amazed by the work you and Jon are doing to your home.
    What a castle you will have when you are finished.

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  14. Sounds wonderful.
    Thank goodness you have such great help with the installation.
    So far it seems your renovations have been going along with minimal setbacks.

    cheers, parsnip

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  15. This should be the best kitchen ever Denise, after all the love and attention it is getting.

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  16. Can't wait for the photos:-)

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  17. I'm with jabblog! can't wait to see photos of the newest and best kitchen !! Hope your week is going well, Denise!

    Sylvia

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  18. My kitchen is my favorite room...

    Can't wait to see yours.

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  19. It's going to be wonderful and attention to detail always pays off!

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  20. Oooh more excitement in store. You're right to get the new kitchen sorted now. I had a look round the other week and found there was very little fresh imagination in work surfaces etc. Unless, of course, you pay extra. Good luck with it, I hope you get exactly what you want.

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  21. Oh my! I am SO jealous! I want new cabinets and countertop but I think D2's BF is going to refinish them for me this winter and then I will splurge with the countertop. Yours is going to be fAbulous!

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  22. I am also about to redo my kitchen. Our cabinets (which we inherited from previous owners) are just falling apart. I find it a bit daunting but am embracing it. I agree that quality is paramount! Good luck with yours - I look forward to hearing more.

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  23. I just know your kitchen will be perfectly beautiful. I am anxious to see your pictures.

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  24. :) used to see lot of these drawings from my friend who studied architecture.

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  25. Goodluck on your upcoming project.

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  26. Would love to be anticipating a change to my kitchen! lol
    Have a great week!

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  27. Good luck with your planning, can't wait to see the end results. Over here any major works are usually done by the contractors,within a time frame.

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  28. What fun to start a kitchen from scratch, so to speak. I am pondering the lack of a pantry in the kitchen in the house we are moving to, and looking for a free standing affair to take its place. Good luck and great pleasure in your new kitchen.

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  29. Anticipation can be one of my faves in a working week. I'd love to keep granite worktops too if I were changing mine. Enjoy your new kitchen.

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  30. I hope you will share the finished kitchen with us.

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  31. I am on holidays and watch the 60 minutes transformation, I can't believe how big changes they can many.

    Are you always renovating your place?

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  32. I can't think of anything more delightful (at least when it's finished) than getting a new kitchen. But what in the world is a Rayburn? (A stove, perhaps, I'm thinking.) Here it is the name of a huge lake named after the US's longest serving Speaker of the House of Representatives who was from Texas.

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  33. When our kitchen was installed I went with the previous layout - I really, really wish I had stopped and thought it through better, beforehand. You are DEFINITELY doing the right thing!

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  34. Ah .. it will all be worth it when it's done! Amazing how a new item can get the grey matter ticking over, isn't it?

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  35. Anticipation is good - but completion is even better! Good luck with your ALTERATIONS!

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  36. Your Rayburn installation will haunt my dreams ! now since I know what it is, I see them in all English kitchens in "Escape to the Country" lol !
    Gattina
    ABC team

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  37. Very wise, Denise; it's surprising how different ideas develop as the project progresses, but it all sounds as though it is going to be wonderful. x

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  38. Oh but it is going to look great!
    http://reesspace.blogspot.com/2011/07/mission-completed-in-less-than-1-week.html

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