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doing up a house, bit by bit

 

floored and painted April 15, 2008

Filed under: kitchen — dom @ 11:55 pm

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We’ve finished the kitchen! Well, apart from the blinds, but heh.

Turns out the only colour that really goes with cream units, red fridges, grey tiles and wooden worktops is er, cream. So the walls have been painted in a colour almost indistinguishable from the units. At least we’ll have touch up paint for when the inevitable chips and scrapes turn up.

We also had to do some handcrafted skirting boards, since various parts had been ripped up or damaged during the rest of the work. It turned out the assuming the house had corners at 90 degrees was naive.

We went for a modernish silverish squarey flooring in an attempt to tie together the tiling with the rest of the room. At one point we found ourselves close to spending 200 pounds on a mat well. Needless to say this was quickly rejected.

And after much searching we found a nice red bin that wasn’t hundreds of pounds (bins, along with taps, confuse me. I don’t understand how something so fundamental can be so expensive) and the ceiling, walls and floors are all finished off nicely. Oh, and the newly fitted kickplates also mean no more potatoes rolling under the kitchen units.

 

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