So sticking with the farmhouse look and feel we decided to retain the original 50's storage cupboards and furniture and then salvaged as much as we could from the barns around us as we did with the bathroom.
Scaffold boards/scrap wood and hooks became shelves and coat racks. Old roof slates became a windowsill. We found a Belfast sink which along with bricks from the demolished barn and a huge piece of slate we found under the house in the cellar, created a sink unit under the window. We also found the matching hob for the oven and they were moved to the back wall where the sink used to be next to the Aga.
|1m long drill bit to get through the solid stone walls|
|Old leaking plumbing removed|
|Temporary kitchen made in the utility room|
|Old tiles removed and shelves demolished|
|Getting rid of the mouldy wallpaper|
|First attempt at cement!|
|Laying the sink unit foundations|
|Re-plastering/patching the walls|
|The dishwasher is finally plumbed in after a year!|
|Painting the walls cream to warm up the space but still keep it light|
|The finished kitchen|