Kitchen Update: PVC, Electrics & Ripping Out Ceilings

Kitchen Update: PVC, Electrics & Ripping Out Ceilings

Following my last post, and to bring my updates up to speed, in the past fortnight we’ve had 2 big changes to the kitchen.

Firstly, the ceiling has come down. Yup, just when I thought it couldn’t get any muckier!
ceiling 02

Thankfully though, it’s all for a cause. It needed doing anyway because it was a state, but also, the electrics are being done! Yayyyyyy! The wiring is in progress which has made walking upstairs interesting as you can see straight through the landing floor to the kitchen. I guess that’s just a consequence of not having flooring all over your house yet. But progress is progress. It also means, with the electrics done ready for plugs, lights and the oven whenever the setup is complete, the plasterboard has already been started, which you can see below. Not long now, it’ll be ready for plastering.

ceiling 01  ceiling 03

So what else has happened? Kitchen, meet double glazing.

We had the french doors and back kitchen window put in last month. However, the side window has long been a big drafty mess, being only single pane. The pictures below should give an idea of the before and after, but in a nutshell, the window has gone, and exchanged with a smaller window and kitchen door. PVC baby!

door 02 door 03

door 01door 05

There is still a little bit of brickwork to be completed around the door, so there’s still a bit of a cold breeze drifting through the kitchen, but SOON it will be done.

As I’m a bit behind in blogging, as I write there is an entirely new plasterboarded ceiling and the electrics are finished. So, I’m hoping that next time I do an update (with pictures that hopefully look a lot less beige – seriously, how boring are construction sites to look at?) I’ll be able to show you something really special!

I know these updates seem to be merging into one, but I think it’s important to document them. That’s why I started this blog in the first place. And what might seem like a few extra bits of MDF here and there to someone else, is a milestone for Joe and I – especially when you are living in it every single day. It’s been a tough couple of weeks, and I feel like I’ve hit a bit of a brick wall (temporarily, mind – no pun intended) in terms of staying positive and making the most of our renovating adventure. I think I’m just gutted that we can’t decorate the house for Christmas this year – and I LOVE Christmas. But you know what, it’s just one year and there will be many more in the future to make up for it. Here’s to the next few weeks. More updates coming soon…