When we had been in our new house for quite a short time my wife decided that the kitchen was not entirely to her liking. It had been obvious that we needed more wall cupboards and we had bought and fitted these. We were still short of worktop space and our upright fridge/freezer was an obstacle now. So the latter was banished to the partitioned section of our garage and replaced in the kitchen by a new fridge which then created space for more than four feet of extra worktop. I thought at this point that we had the problem solved, in theory at least, but what do I know!
The larder in our kitchen was deemed unsatisfactory because it had few shelves that extended from side to side and covered the full depth to the door – so it was difficult to see and reach items at the back of the shelves, yet there was a lot of unusable space. So, she who must be obeyed decreed that more shelves were needed, but “L” shaped to enable her to walk into the larder and reach everything with ease. This would also create storage space for the folding kitchen steps.
It was not over yet! Have you ever had one of those corner kitchen base units in which the further half of the cupboard is virtually inaccessible, and out of sight, until the nearer half has been emptied? Well, we have and my wife has decided that enough is enough. And while we are at it, why not upgrade to a “one and a half” sink unit and add a three-drawer base unit for good measure? Why not indeed. Oh, and before we start bringing in new furniture the ceiling needs painting and also the walls.
So now you know why I have not been blogging for several days. An account of my recent adventures in do-it-yourself or, to be more exact, do-it-myself but with a lot of help from my daughter, will be posted shortly together with pictures illustrating the gory details.