It’s me again! More progress on the kitchen this January. I’m not going to beat around the bush here. I’m just going to let the pictures do the talking for a change.
Please say hello to our hob, oven and extractor – the latest additions to our kitchen.
(Oh! & another sneaky peak at our gorgeous grey units and grey rustic oak worktops.)
Okay okay, so the wall isn’t fully painted yet.
Yes, there are still tiles to be bought and placed on the walls.
You caught me, the electrics haven’t been signed off yet.
And you’re right, there is a shocking amount of dust in there still (believe it or not, we’re dusting every single day at the minute – utterly pointless!!)
BUT, these items are no longer in boxes behind the couch in the lounge. They’re in the actual kitchen where they belong. Fully fitted into their designated area in the worktop. I don’t know about you, but to me that’s pretty special, and a landmark worth documenting in my eyes.
The extractor fan is pretty straightforward and we bought it from Appliances Direct. The hob and oven we bought with our wedding pot fund from John Lewis. Double oven for me, thank you very much! And all A-rated too, which is nice.
Our oven isn’t functioning yet as it needs to be signed off by our electrician before it can be used, but we’re expecting that any day now. Notice the 5 burner hob? Oh yes, I’m feeling pretty smug about that right now. And without sounding like a bit of a pillock, I think it’s well deserved after the long wait. I think it’s BEAUTIFUL.
To put into context as to why I’m getting so overly excited about something as terribly boring as a hob, when I should be buying things like clothes and makeup like a normal 27-year old… Let’s take a look at the other hob. The one I’ve been using for 2 and a half years, which cost us around £40 second hand.
It’s mucky, only 2 hobs work, and the oven takes about an hour longer than it should, but I’ll cut it some slack because it’s absolutely ancient, and has given us a way of cooking in a house that didn’t come with a kitchen.
Saying that, I’ll be happy to see the back of it! And WHAT a difference it is between our new and old system.
Speaking of new and old, these picures were taken on the same day, so you can see from the background just how much of a contrast there is in our kitchen at the moment. One half living in the past, ready and waiting for its transformation as soon as the oven goes. The newer end, a lovely little glimpse into our future, which is approaching fast.
What do you think? I’m excited to get cooking real food again. Takeaways, you no longer have a place in my life. VICTORY!