I think it's starting to look a lot better, don't you?
Ignore the strange streaky effect on the walls. Wet patches like that usually mean running damp, but in this case it's the nice new plaster drying out. Ignore the fact that we still lack doors, shelves, drawers, kickplates, skirting, tiles, cooker hood and sundry other details. Look! There's a cooker hob and oven down there and they work. The sink is in and it works too. Amazing....I even cooked in there last night. Real food at last!
We were hoping it would be finished by Friday. In fact the joiners didn't come on Friday because there was no point in the plumber trying to fit the gas and water appliances at the same time as two joiners were trying to fit all the rest, not in that space. It is only a 5` x 12` room. So they will be back on Monday (which is a school holiday, eek!) to do everything else except the tiling, which has to wait for a couple of weeks till the plaster is dry. And the painting ditto, but I'll have to do that. Saffron yellow or a pale old gold, I think, to go with the tiles and make the room look warm. Autumn colours.
In the meantime though I am pretty happy. There are a couple of mild irritations but I've got a fair bit of faith in C the joiner and I expect they'll be sorted out, or at least compromised on. In the meantime, admire. As I said, it's a small space but there's a twelve foot long worktop in there and that gives me at least double the working area I had before. Also before I just had a cooker in there, with several badly built and mostly pointless cupboards that held very little except the microwave and the rubbish bin. Now I'll have the oven and hob, a microwave up on the wall, a larder fridge and a dishwasher.
Just take a moment to admire this wonderful piece of german made ...or at least designed.... technology. It's actually stainless steel, but I'm leaving the protective travel film on till all the work is finished.
Okay? Enough admiring? (I could look at it all day.)
Now this last has been a bit of a epiphany for me. It's only been here 12 hours and already I've used it three times. I've never had a dishwasher before, unless you count the mostly unreliable low tech model that took a day to wash a sink of dishes and moaned about that. Much marital strife will be avoided now the dishwasher has arrived! It's got ecowash and a 30 minute programm and everything comes out genuinely clean, compared to the quality control problems of before. Love it to bits.