The last things to do, apart from the above, are:
- take delivery of the new dishwasher (selected, paid for yesterday - due to be delivered and fitted tomorrow or Thursday)
- receive and fit the splashback - I'm going to glue it on the wall myself (selected, ordered and paid for this morning - due to arrive in 10 working days)
- receive and have fitted the tiles to go above the up-stands (selected yesterday, ordered this morning - due to arrive sometime in Feb/March ...)
- decide whether to fit a blind and, if yes, what kind.
|Even tho I started at 6am I was still working when the guys arrived after 9am.|
|Old style but new paint|
|David emptying the under sink cupboard|
|Evan the electrician and David contemplate the fitting of the new rangehood|
|Dave the worker splits the bench into manageable chunks for removal|
|Builder's crack ...|
|Benchtop off and sink out|
|These are temporarily easier to access ... and had to be moved out for safety's sake ...|
|The new stove needed a new carcass to sit in as it's not freestanding|
|Stove carcass in, drawers coming out for old fronts to be removed|
|Hugh gets the new cupboard doors on|
|Ready for hinge adjustment by Dave and new handles by Hugh|
|Dave gets up close and personal|
|The first section of the benchtop goes in|
|Nearly there - up and over so the sink goes in over the framing|
|In! Only two more sections to go!|
|Second one waiting|
|And the third one is going in|
|A hive of activity - Hamish is refitting all the plumbing stuff - taps, dishwasher, waste disposal|
|Evan wiring up the new stove, Hugh finishing the undersink cupboard doors. You can see Hugh needs a new pair of trousers!|
|Hugh cleaning up, Evan is still going - he was first in and last out that day.|
Our friends Jack and Sarah are homeless at the moment (moving in to a new home in Richmond, Nelson in April) and are staying with us for a few days. Yesterday while Sarah and I went to select a dishwasher and tiles, Jack started stripping the wallpaper in the dining room using Janneke and Nico's machine. It is still a very slow job.
I have advertised the job on Student Job Search and included the painting of the ceiling, the painting of the walls ready for papering, painting of all the woodwork. I will hang the wallpaper when all the hard messy stuff is done ...
In the meantime, I need to get the kitchen painting finished - hopefully tomorrow my wrist will be less painful and I will get it over and done with!
EDITED WED AM - painting finished - started at 6 and finished at 9 this morning. Thank heavens for that - I am over painting for the minute! It looks good tho, if I do say so myself.