Kitchen Destruction – Part 2

Kitchen Destruction part 2

I thought you had finished doing up your kitchen

AAArgghh no.

Truth be told I think we were just building up our confidence and stamina so we could tackle this part of the house. The kitchen is moving at great speed but it is still a long job. In kitchen destruction part one it was about the plumbing, opening up a new room, putting in new back doors, and cleaning up the quarry floor . Now we are on to electrics, gas, joinery and building works.

Electrics

To knock through an opening in the wall we needed to get the wires moved from the centre of the wall to the corner.

Before

lovely plastered wall with very tightly tied wires.

electrical cables

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After

A bare brick wall with all the wires moved to the corner ready to be put in conduit once the opening has been made.

electrics moved

 

Moving the Gas supply

As we had reduced the load on our system by going down to just one boiler, we were now able to get the gas supply moved and a new meter put in outside.

Before

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to do this they put in an outside meter unit

semi concealed meter

but they also had to do this to do that

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then we had to wait for E-on to come and take the old meter away and install a new one in the box. Two days without gas later, it was completed!

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After

kitchen no gas meter

Dining room cupboard

Before

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After

We have had to lime plaster the inside wall and create new joinery for all of this and get the plumbing redone so it fits neatly into the top.

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still needs painting and new doors but it is very nearly finished.

The kitchen

Before

Kitchen before

during

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kitchen no gas meter

After

It is now in a temporary position in the dining room, complete with oven but no hob. The cooker has been delivered and is waiting patiently in the coach house.

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Plastering

We have also removed the old pipes and replastered the wall and ceiling

before

pipe in dining room

After

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Pantry

We have also stripped the plaster board from the pantry and removed the bars – these are the last bars in the house – phew. Behind all the boarding was the original windowsill.

Before

 

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next stage is to get the two walls knocked through

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Things are still chaotic but …the light is shining at the end of the tunnel

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