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