28 December 2013

Our Kitchen



Quite a few months ago we started renovating one of our final rooms to our house - the kitchen.  Our house is an old bungalow which has needed a lot of loving to restore (including a lot of time, money and sweat as well!). 

Let's just say that the kitchen was very small, and really horrible.  When we moved in there was hardly any cupboards (so we bought some cheap ones to use until we got around to tackling the kitchen), not much bench space, and laundry appliances to add to the mix (common in England, but not so much here in New Zealand!).  For a girl who loves to bake and cook, it's been a bit of a nightmare of a kitchen!

Mid renovations (4 months of it!!)...

In New Zealand, we take shoe safety seriously...


Finally, with the kitchen pretty much finished in time to spend Christmas with family at our place on Boxing Day, I can say it was totally worth it!

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Our whole kitchen has come in at a really low price.  The cabinets and sink/tap was bought online for $400, the bench tops for around $250, the dishwasher given to us, skilled friends and family helping (thanks heaps Dad Drake and Matt Pyle and Dad L for taking away our rubbish pile) with the extra work and lots of fun bargain hunting for the rest.

I love my kitchen!!!


For more renovation posts, go here.


14 comments:

  1. Ellymay12:51 pm

    So you should Kristy, how many times have I said that I take my hat off to you; watching you work around the never-ending chaos has been nothing short of a miracle, not too many people I know would have had so much patience...... enjoy your well deserved kitchen. x x x

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  2. SO cool!! I love the colour scheme .. AWESOME, you won't know yourself!

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  3. looks GREAT Kristy...I am a big lover of red in the kitchen so I am digging this! nicely done

    love and light

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  4. Fabulous! Gotta love the Japanese Safety Boots :)

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  5. Love the retro yet modern feel of your new kitchen. The splashes of red are amazing. x

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  6. What an amazing sense of style you have!

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  7. Woohoo! It looks awesome!!!

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  8. It looks amazing PJ, how on earth did you manage to get by while it was all going on and with your family all still living and eating there! Kudos to you love. I love all the little touches you have added that are SO you and just complete the whole design and feel so beautifully xx

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  9. Wow! it look fab Kristy!! Totally you! I love all the wood benchtops and splashes of red.

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  10. Looks fantastic! Cx

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  11. Looks so awesome Kristy! Love me a good trademe kitchen bargain!

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  12. Hey, I'm a little late, but this looks great. Well done Symon The Great. Must pop round to test that coffee machine however.

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  13. Wait... I'm not late. You only just published this...

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  14. I'm finally checking out your new kitchen. It looks amazing!!!! I love it. Great job everyone. Happy New Year xox

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