Kitchen Takes Shape

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The countdown is on as the arrival of our flatpack has been promised for next week, therefore our energies have been firmly on kitchen renovations and making final kitchen choices.

ETA: A flat pack is when the cabinet maker draws up the plans and then cuts all the pieces for the kitchen and we then assemble it. All these pieces will arrive flat in packaging, hence a ‘flat pack.’ We’ll save thousands of dollars doing it this way.

Once the kitchen’s external walls were up, we turned our attention to the internal walls. We began with measuring and screwing on the ceiling battens.

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Whilst the battens were going up, my task was to measure, cut and lay the insulation in the walls.

ki wall 5ki wall 7Measuring, double checking, gluing, installing and screwing the gyprock/sheeting onto the ceiling was our first task.

Without a doubt purchasing the gyprock hoist has been one of our best investments.

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We then turned our attention to laying the gyprock on the walls.

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Once the gyprock was in place it was time to begin preparations for plastering.

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Then plastering the dining room and kitchen. PC is much faster at plastering since he first ‘gave it a go’. Rather proud of him.

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The space in front of the window will be our dining room, the foreground our kitchen,

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turning so you can see, this is the kitchen space. It’s all taking shape, a couple of steps closer towards readiness for the arrival of the flatpack.

Tasks this weekend include; painting all three rooms; the learning room, dining room and kitchen. To finish laying the floorboards in the kitchen and then sanding and polyurethane-ing for that area only. The race is on..

 

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14 thoughts on “Kitchen Takes Shape

    • September 1, 2016 at 4:03 pm
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      I know! Coming along nicely, though still lots to be done.

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  • September 1, 2016 at 9:48 pm
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    Such large open spaces full of light! Y’all are so inspiring with projects you are brave to take on.
    What is a flat pack?

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    • September 2, 2016 at 8:44 am
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      Mary
      I’m just loving the light! A flat pack is when the cabinet maker draws up the plans and then cuts all the pieces for the kitchen and we then assemble it. All these pieces will arrive flat in packaging, hence a ‘flat pack.’ We’ll save thousands of dollars doing it this way.

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    • September 2, 2016 at 12:46 pm
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      Nicole
      So excited, but trying not to get carried away, there’s bound to be a time glitch or two

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  • September 2, 2016 at 12:14 pm
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    How exciting, your kitchen is going to look gorgeous looking forward to seeing the next pics, happy painting this weekend. x

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    • September 2, 2016 at 12:48 pm
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      Sarah
      I can’t wait to reveal all 🙂

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  • September 2, 2016 at 12:49 pm
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    Wow!! I can’t wait to see the finished kitchen!

    It’s so great that your family is all involved in the renovations. 🙂

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    • September 2, 2016 at 12:58 pm
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      Laura
      Looking forward to sharing 🙂 Yes, the children have learnt so many skills and virtues along the way.

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  • September 5, 2016 at 11:12 am
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    You guys have made amazing progress! The kitchen was my favourite room to renovate and has made such a difference to our lives having a dream kitchen to cook and entertain in 🙂

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    • September 6, 2016 at 6:27 am
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      Michelle
      Oh thanks 🙂 I’m so hoping our kitchen will turn out as I dream like yours

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  • September 7, 2016 at 8:24 pm
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    You are moving on this area of the house so quickly Erin! It will be a beautiful, large kitchen area. Very busy and exciting times ahead. Great weather for painting and construction too, being neither too hot nor too cold.

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    • September 8, 2016 at 6:51 am
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      Karen
      Countdown is on, flatpack arrives tomorrow! I think one of my most favourite parts of the new kitchen will be the windows and light. Yes Spring is a beautiful time of the year.

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