Hey here are some of the shots of our kitchen restoration, near completion. I still have the floors to lime and a few finishings off......
This is another angle of the kitchen....the fridge and pantry are on the other wall. We are also putting in an old antique cupboard just to soften the look....with an up-cycled door from the gate house which we are turning into an island bench. The timbers are too good to waist, and it will just take the edge of the new new look. Oh, and as you can see the electrical has yet to be done.
This shot looks from the kitchen into the dining room. We are having a hydronic heater in the end fire place. This will be fuelled by burning wood, which will in turn heat the water, which will be pumped around the pipes which we have laid under the flooring. Its a cost effective way to go once it is installed and now power is getting so expensive, you will see it used more and more. If you have timber flooring throughout the house you can run a pipe underneath and then install water heaters on the walls, which in turn will heat the house.
This is the outside colour which we are painting the house. The trims are going to be Antique white USA and black front and balcony doors . All the fret work at the back and posts have been repaired and replaced as the glass over the top had cracked and let a considerable amount of water in over a long time. We are also replacing the glass where required.
This is the pantry with retractable doors which i haven't finished painting yet.....but ill get there. This is going to be so handy as i can put all the appliances in there are then shut the doors; its also a great work space. The cupboard along side is also more storage, cereals etc.
These vanity units have been recycled from the previous owners.....they were dark timber in a high gloss finish; so we have sanded them , then painted, replaced handles and bench tops to organic white Caesar stone. The regency mould splash backs are going to be painted Antique linen USA ; the cupboards are painted with a mix i made from all my sample pots thrown together....I will have some more shots soon. Take care, and think of me painting.....x