21 – 27 July 2014: London
Turning Square Boxes into Kitchen Units
We were quoted £2,000 and 5 days work to have the kitchen installed by the professionals. So no prizes for guessing what we did this week.
Over the years we have constructed the odd piece of kitset furniture that didn’t fall over when we touched it so decided to go for broke and took on the kitchen. We armed ourselves with all of Marks families tools, then borrowed other tools from friends Helen and David, bought ourselves a jigsaw, long spirit level and various other essential items. Once armed with all these necessary weapons, we sat down, actually read the kitset instructions and away we went!!
We are very happy with our work, and despite the drawer units taking way too long due to incorrect instructions we had all the units in and level within the week, and that’s including laying the laminate flooring – something we had never done before. We have decided however to leave the mitre cutting of the benchtops to the experts so the kitchen has gone as far as it can for now.
So Lets Start on the Bathroom
Fresh from watching more You Tube D.I.Y. Vidoes we were ready to take on the tiling in the bathroom. Our previous experience of tiling did not bring back particularly positive memories but we had certainly learnt “what not to do!!” We invested in a big grunty tile cutter and away we went.
End of Week Four and Doing Well