when we found our little house i knew the kitchen would be the most “difficult” room, the one that needed the most attention and remodeling. the kitchen was square-shaped but separated by another wall from the dining room which made the whole space very dark. furthermore i insisted on wood floors for that whole area and it was no compromise for me to have wood floors in the dining room and tiles in the kitchen. in germany that’s what people normally do, i won’t!!

april 12, 2013

april 12 i received the key to our castle in this kitchen and with big tools i started to scrape off the wallpaper only to find little notes underneath  :-)

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it took 4 hours to get rid of the darn paper and 4 weeks later we tore down the wall!! loads of dust, bricks… just a mess!!

consider this diem carped

with heavier tools the guys got rid of the floor tiles and my dad had to even the floor again as it was all wonky after this process.

tearing down the house

that was really the most difficult task of all. tearing down walls is easy – you just hammer like a lunatic and it will all fall apart. getting rid of tiles is an ass. takes hours and will just leave you with a loud sound in your ear from all that noise and let’s not talk about those numb fingers.

shortly after that my dad started to suspend the ceiling so we could have a nice light concept in the kitchen. by that time we planned the furniture already so we had the cable guy set the whole installations.

all cables set

luckily you can plan a kitchen online just to get a sense of how it could look like. it took 6 weeks for her to get delivered. not as long as we thought actually. – choosing the tiles was also fun and easy. handling their order was not so fun since the color i chose was unavailable and needed to be reordered. unfortunately i wasn’t told until due-day and the conversations with that company became a little ugly and still we are without kitchen wall tiles. – the floors are covered with oak planks which makes a very comfortable atmosphere.

06 the fun part

and finally last week the kitchen was delivered, installed and is ready to become the finest area of the house :-) the space is wide open, light, we got us 6 eames chairs that surround our freshly constructed new table we received for our wedding and the light system makes it even greater to sit there and have friends over for dinner.

kitchen

one door wasn’t intalled yet but that’s better than to have no kitchen at all :-)

dining area

dining area from kitchen

by end of july the tiles will be delivered (hopefully) and the door will be at its place and all will be beautiful. but we’re already very happy to be that far. the rest of the house is almost done – we have 4 more rooms to complete but the “main” area is almost complete. we finally chose and bought a bed YAY (delivery time: 10 weeks) and we are still looking for a book shelf. easy. everything will fall in its place one day (hopefully before christmas) haha. can’t tell how relieved we are to have this part done.

there will be more stories and pictures from the construction site as soon as i can take more decent pictures. so stay tuned – the story is not over yet :-)

wishing you a beautiful week!

 

 

6 Comments

  1. Hallo,
    Ich finde euren Holzboden in der Küche sooooo toll. Da wir nächstes Jahr auch in unser Häuschen ziehen, und auch dort ein neuer Boden rein muss, würde ich gerne wissen wollen was das für ein Boden ist. Welches Holz und hat er vielleicht einen Namen, Hersteller? Vielen Dank und liebe Grüsse.

  2. Looks beautiful Lou! We’re in the process of starting this same project in our house. Our kitchen and dining room is also divided by a wall, so we want to knock it down to open it up a bit. I’m super nervous and excited at the same time. We have a lot of work to do! :)

  3. Was ne Arbeit! Aber eure Küche gefällt mir richtig, richtig gut. Das sieht toll aus! Besonders der Esstisch!
    Ich wünsch euch viele schöne Stunden in eurer neuen Küche und auch mit dem Rest viel Erfolg!
    Liebe Grüße, Goldengelchen

  4. Kerstin von sanvie Reply

    Sie ist sooo schön geworden! Und der große Essplatz mit den Stühlen – schmelz* Da hat sich die Arbeit gelohnt und ich bin mir sicher, ihr werdet dort viel, viel Zeit verbringen!

  5. Gefällt mir sehr gut eure neue Küche! Ich finde auch, dass sie der wichtigste Raum ist Haus ist, denn nicht ohne Grund finden die besten Parties in der Küche statt! :)
    Ich bin auch schon sehr gespannt, was ihr euch jetzt für ein Bett ausgesucht habt…!
    Ganz liebe Grüße Susanne

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