Kitchen Update: Demolishing our decrepit old sink

Kitchen Update: Demolishing our decrepit old sink

It’s been a while since I posted any real house updates, but I’ve got lots to catch up on this week, and the kitchen is getting seriously close to looking like a liveable space again.

Not all that long ago, I talked about how excited I was to demolish our old sink. To be honest, there was nothing majorly wrong with it and as it was the singular functioning item in the kitchen that came with the house, actually I’m super glad it was there. Saying that, it was never intended to be with us for long.

Back in October we bought our new kitchen sink and tap (read about that here). They’ve been hiding away in darkness (no really, they have – we don’t have any lights in the back bedroom at the minute) for almost 3 months, but now is their time to shine.

So let’s start by taking a look at the old sink. The sink that flooded our downstairs. The sink that was our one single kitchen cupboard for over 2 years. The sink that was half white/half silver, not from style, but from expanding foam which never came off after our first week in the house. It’s certainly taken a battering…

old kitchen sink

(Standard apology for some of the awful cameraphone pics. We have a new camera now, so future piccies will be better)

When I came home and saw that the cupboard under the sink was empty, I knew it was time for it to go. But a quick trip upstairs to change out of my work gear, and by the time I’d come downstairs it was already on the skip!

Soon after, the remaining tiles and unsteady bricks were removed, leaving another hole in the kitchen wall. But within a matter of days, the brick wall was re-done, and the wall was plasterboarded.

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(Erm, yeah I must have been on strike from washing the pots that week…)

kitchen wall

Sadly it means that we still don’t have access to a washing machine as the water mains were then connected to the other end of the kitchen so we could get our swanky new sink in! (Thank you SO much to all of our family that has helped us with laundry!)

But’s it is worth the sacrifice. Will you just LOOK at this beautiful sink?

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A few points to note. Firstly, ignore the green tape. It was still being installed. Secondly, did you see the sneaky peak of our kitchen worktops and units? I LOVE THEM! Thirdly, look at the view I will have of the garden from the sink. Hopefully, we won’t be swamped with building materials by the summer, but you get the idea.

For reference in case anyone is wondering, the tap is a Franke Eiger model, and the sink is a white composite sink also by Franke, in the Sirius range.

Yes there is still junk everywhere and I’m looking forward to getting some nicer shots of the room when we’ve actually decorated, but this here is a progress report so there are still plenty of ongoing projects.

Do you like?

Next update: the kitchen & hob come out of hiding from the lounge. ARE YOU AS EXCITED AS I AM? 🙂

  • I’m so jealous! Your’re sink and view over the garden are lovely! Can’t wait to see your completed kitchen!

    • Karen

      Aw thank you Christine! We’re adding the garden to our project list for the summer so hoping to improve the view even more! Finally say goodbye to all those tools! x