Landlady Alison MacDonald, self-designed design a small kitchen at his home, was this decision more than 10 years. All those years she put up with many inconveniences that spoilt her everyday life.
For example, she could not open the dishwasher and Cabinet, where there was a dumpster at the same time. That is to clean the plates from residues of food and immediately load them into the dishwasher, there was no way. These things seem minor but they can cause the most irritation.
When children Allison grew up, she realized that it was time to change everything. The woman spent almost a year to rebuild the interior of the kitchen: to dismantle, upgrade and more efficient to place the cabinets and put new flooring and cherry-wood. She finally moved the dishwasher and installed pull-out trash container next to the sink.
Dimensions: 8,8 square meters (3 x 2.9 meter)
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Budget: 4500 $ (including the cost of equipment, furniture and materials)
Features: a floor covering made of solid cherry, solid wood worktop, built-in pencil box with lift door and a modest budget
To: in addition to the fact that the kitchen was hopelessly obsolete, and its functionality left much to be desired.
McDonald drew inspiration from reviews on the pages of specialized Internet sites. With their help, she learned to make various repairs, Assembly and installation of furniture. Not without online consultations and calls in the builders.
“At some point they had simply ceased to take up because of issues I had too many,” — recalls with a smile.
Implementation of projects took a little more time than usual, and also had a few setbacks, however, insignificant. In particular, the first time Allison cut the laminate for countertops so badly that she had to buy a new bar, after which she had acted more prudently.
The linoleum was removed, and his place was taken by modern flooring is rough wood of cherry, which MacDonald bought quite cheaply from his friend the Builder: he has left little of the material after completion of another project. The changes did not affect tile apron, because the owner really liked his cobalt color and the quality of installation.
To solve the problem of organizing space, Ellison moved to other places of the dishwasher rack with tools for cleaning and storage. So she managed to clear a space around the Peninsula. It was necessary as-that to compensate for the reduction of storage space, and with this task perfectly coped open shelves and standing beneath the sideboard.
Wanting to save money, Allison acquired a large part of kitchen appliances through the website classified ads, but did not regret the funds to purchase the sink and refrigerator.
“It was a period of barbecue, laughs Allison. Even in January when there was snow, I baked a cake on a grill rack”.
The woman doing repairs step by step, installing one Cabinet at a time. She and other members of the household had some time to live without a stove.
Built-in canister, mounted on the Peninsula, houses the mixer, slow cooker, blender and other appliances.
The kitchen has a new sink and stove, and the ventilation system has undergone modernization.
Alison McDonald admits: “I enjoyed doing it all myself. I admit strong language from time to time sounded in these walls, but I decided in any case not to hurry, and the result was exactly what I had imagined”.
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