OK so I know that it’s been a little bit quiet around here with the kitchen photos but we’ve been waiting for the kitchen cabinets to arrive before installation next tuesday. Retro daddy has been away for business (and looks like he’ll be doing lots more of that – insert sad face) so there has been no painting, that fun is saved up for this weekend. And he’ll be painting the skirtings and trims around the cabinets.
Those big long doors are for my double pantries. Yes that’s right, pantries not pantry. I’ve managed to put 3 doubles into this kitchen as I really needed more storage after doing our last kitchen. With one spare wall gracing our kitchen I decided to put the fridge and 2 pantries along it. And then at the other end of the kitchen is another pantry. I’ll probably use the two next to the fridge for food and the other one for platters, appliances and big stuff.
I thought we had drama with the kitchen cabinets, when they arrived they appeared to be glossy not a matte finish but turns out that was the just the full sun in the morning and actually by the afternoon light they were looking like our last kitchen. Those 3 little cupboards there are to go above the oven with a small/modest/not too over the top mantle which will have the rangehood hidden underneath. I wanted something a little bit different but not too traditional that it might be off putting if/when we sell the house.
And we have a dishwasher……………..very exciting. 18 months of washing dishes by hand is about to come to an end. I went with the Samsung as it had great reviews, an adjustable top tray and was priced middle of the range. I did start out looking at the basic dishwasher models but they all seemed to come with criticisms of glasses falling over and a few problems like that so worked up a bit in price without going over $900. I’ll let you know what I think about it.
We’ve had a few dramas with the oven but nothing an email to the owner of the business didn’t sort out and we’re all good. The oven was finally delivered and I’m going to put all the drama behind us. I was like a kid at Christmas waiting for it to arrive and I always knew that it would be worth it. The oven is an ESSE EC2i which is an electric range cooker with an induction cooktop. The induction top is under some big stainless steel hob covers which give it a traditional look. It is a big investment, I won’t lie and I’ll devote a post to the oven once it’s in and running but once I started looking into the range cookers there was no turning back.
I do think that when ordering a big heavy cooker like this one that you factor in ahead of time and ask those important questions about delivery. How will it arrive, who will bring it into the house and move it into place and ask all of those questions at the time you order and then confirm those details again. Unfortunately installation is not an option if you live interstate so at the moment the oven is on some foam and retro daddy is going to find a trolley to help get it into position next week with the tradespeople. But boy it is beautiful.
And that my friends, was day 7……………………