Kitchen

The kitchen still has the original units, but they have lasted remarkably well. Updating the units was another long-term plan that didn't happen because of the job offer...

Kitchen (13K)
Kitchen (12K)

Here are two views of the kitchen...

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And here's the view from the other end...

The flooring made a huge difference to the feel of the kitchen. I was reluctant to fit a laminate floor because the cheap ones don't look good to begin with, and after a few months when the gaps start to open up, they look terrible. But we could afford to choose an expensive one as it is a small space, and we're really pleased with the results. The cedar wood-effect is very convincing, and the clear protective layer is heavily textured such that it feels like real wood - it's also not slippery like the cheap versions. Being MDF based, it's not really bothered by small water spills, and the interlocking edges are machined much more precisely than the cheaper chipboard versions. It still looks brand new.

Extending it into the larder was a nice touch. You might be able to see the white quadrant moulding that is required to cover the expansion gap - this took ages as there were lots of delicate mitre joints that needed making...

Finally, I installed a TV point above the fridge. This was a very popular move!