Sunday, July 24

Bird's Eye View.


This is the plan of our new kitchen. The quality of the photographs is poor but it gives an idea of what it will all look like.


The rear patio door, now 20 years old is to be replaced by a door and window. The door has a glazed top and the window is joined on - so the line at the top will continue from the door - it's just the computer software will only show certain options. The sink will be under the window and next to the sink is the dishwasher. The corner unit has concealed opening baskets and next to that are a couple of cupboards, again containing baskets. I am not having any wall cupboards - being 5'1" I can't reach. However I am having a roller shutter unit which is visible next to the black pillar. The pillar wont be black - again the software shows hidden structures which need to be considered in the design. The roller shutter unit will store the kettle and toaster - and will be out of sight.


Here the roller shutter can be seen and then we have a corner unit again with baskets which utilise the space next to a pan drawer unit. The drawer unit has lots of features which help with storage of pans, crockery and cutlery. Next to this is the rayburn - again software just has certain options and the range cooker has the same dimensions as the rayburn. The black wall shows the chimney breast - the walls will be pale yellow/green - or something similar to snug. Next to this is a space where we will store logs. The top gap between the rayburn and the drawer unit will be completed with a chopping board one of our farmer neighbours is making for us, from wood grown in our village. The cupboards above the drawer unit will go right up to the ceiling so there wont be any gaps - solid fuel = dust, another reason why I did not want wall units. They normally have a gap which is ideal for dust to settle! The glass cupboards will be for the various kitchenalia (is there such a word) I have accumulated over the years. I went for the glass doors so I would always have to ensure the cupboards were tidy! There are lights in these cupboards too.




On the back wall we have a double larder/storage unit where all food stuffs will be stored. Again these have pull out baskets. Next to these is the built in microwave (where space is) and underneath, the fan oven - for the summer months (I think this is what they are called - we get them so rarely!) Next to this is the built in fridge-freezer.

We may have an island/table but once the kitchen is fitted we will decide - we currently have a large table.
We have spent a great deal of time thinking and discussing the various aspects of this and I can "picture" how it will work. 

So that's it! Order will be processed on Tuesday and delivery will take 4-6 weeks. This fits in with the various preparations which need to take place - the removal of current units, electrics, plumbing and plastering. The rayburn will be plumbed into the chimney sometime soon - then will be connected to the central heating system and we will fire it up for a trial run!

Watch this space!

40 comments:

  1. It looks wonderful. You will be so pleased to have it all finished, I'm sure.

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  2. I'm quite enjoying this. It's like having a new kitchen of our own, but without the disruption!

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  3. That is going to be a fabulous kitchen!
    Janex
    PS Getting excited because we are going to be knocking two walls down!

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  4. It looks amazing! But I have no idea what a fan oven is...?

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  5. I would have loved a quick snack in your new kitchen sometime, but as of know I can only thank you so much for the kind words an condolences you sent me.

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  6. Its hard to visualise all the changes, but the lay out looks good. Can't wait to see it all come together, exciting times eh? xx

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  7. This is all getting very exciting Denise - hope it all runs smoothly. Is it hot over your way today?

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  8. Planning a new layout is always exciting. Yours sounds really well thought-out.

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  9. I can't wait to see the finished kitchen !

    cheers, parsnip

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  10. Yay! It looks absolutely beautiful :-) Well, on paper ... I'm sure the reality will be even better!

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  11. I'm watching this space!

    Sandie xx

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  12. Looks amazing! I love the idea of the roller shutter to hide the toaster and kettle, etc. :D

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  13. It looks stunning! I hope that it all goes to plan.

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  14. The plans look great! I know you will be happy to have the renovation complete. Can't wait to see the final results.

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  15. Thank you for your concern about me, my family and the Norwegian people in this unbelievable situation. We are all well and ready to meet the changed situation by continuous fight for our values.
    Horror and terror shall never take our city away from us.
    We are a small nation but a proud people.

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  16. Wow! It's going to look great! Mo

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  17. Me again, with another Thank You :-)
    My son is 21 and my youngest daughter is 18. They are very politically aware, but are not members of any organization. However, they both know of people that have been hit. They are coping well the family is more close-knit than ever. As are all Norwegians.

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  18. It's going to look fabulous. I love having plans drawn up, it gives some idea as to how it will look, though it's never as good as it will be in reality. Many thanks for the offer of the magazines, though I have plenty of reading matter at the moment so perhaps someone else would enjoy them.

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  19. WOW very swish! Can't wait to see actual photos when it's finished Denise.

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  20. You are going to have a magazine worthy kitchen when this is finished. It sounds simply wonderful.

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  21. Update - kitchen all now ordered, Rayburn fitted today - will be plumbed into central heating system on Thursday morning!

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  22. yes, I'm glad you're enjoying this, but it'd give me hives.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  23. Looks like a Big and Beautiful kitchen in the making.

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  24. Denise, if you love your kitchen like I do....you will being living there most of the time.

    It's going to be so beautiful, and practical. Love it.

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  25. Denise, if you love your kitchen like I do....you will being living there most of the time.

    It's going to be so beautiful, and practical. Love it.

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  26. Fabulous, Denise. Good for you, either upper cabinets that reach the ceiling, or no upper cabinets at all. Makes a great deal of sense.
    Looking forward to the final photos. So many of us are getting excited for you.

    —Kay, Alberta, Canada

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  27. phew that looks a lot of work - hope the only birds you get in there will be oven-ready.

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  28. Thanks for your info last week about the Rayburn! I looked at it online and it's pretty amazing. I've never heard of a system that heats your house, heats your water, AND cooks your food. I live in very warm Southern U.S. so we don't have anything like that there! At least I've never seen it before. Your kitchen looks like it's going to fab!

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  29. What a great kitchen, when you are finished we will all come by and enjoy a meal with you... ; )

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  30. What a great kitchen it will be !

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  31. A beautiful plan - I can't wait to see the finished photos! Bet you are a bit anxious, as well!

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  32. What a wonderful kitchen you will have!

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  33. I hope the remodeling goes well!

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  34. You are such a good cook I'm wondering how you are doing without your kitchen while all this gets done.

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  35. Gosh, it's really hard to envision from those schematics, isn't it? Looks quite space-age, which doesn't seem as if it would suit you!

    I'll be interested to see the final result!

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  36. This looks great! So cool to get these shots and images. Good luck with the renovations.

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  37. WOW that's all very hi-tek an clever. But the important thing is- will it be eezier to bayke choc chip cookies in the new kitchen???? An will thare be a littol Bear shelf so I can come an watch?

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  38. Speaking as someone who has got used to having bags of cement mix around the house and pallets of bricks as garden features I can offer up a whole hearted woohoo - you're almost there! I will of course have completion envy but I'm relieved for you that the months of planning and preparation are paying off x

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Thank you for your comments, always nice to know somebody has taken the time to let me know what they think.

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