001 It's October and  Dining Room has been emptied

001 It's October and Dining Room has been emptied.jpg

002 Carpet has been taken up

002 Carpet has been taken up .jpg

003 Say bye bye to the wallpaper

003 Say bye bye to the wallpaper.jpg

004 The work is about to begin

004 The work is about to begin.jpg

005 Here Goes

005 Here Goes.jpg

006 Let's start with the wallpaper

006 Let's start with the wallpaper.jpg

007 and more wallpaper

007 and more wallpaper.jpg

008 and more wallpaper

008 and more wallpaper.jpg

009 Wall needs a little bit of work

009 Wall needs a little bit of work.jpg

010 wall drying out

010 wall drying out.jpg

011 say bye bye to the radiator ... remember the wall that was drying out

011 say bye bye to the radiator ... remember the wall that was drying out.jpg

012 double doors ... not for much longer

012 double doors ... not for much longer.jpg

013 double doors again

013 double doors again.jpg

014 new radiator ... remember the wall that was drying out

014 new radiator ... remember the wall that was drying out.jpg

015 kitchen

015 kitchen.jpg

016 need to start emptying it

016 need to start emptying it.jpg

017 walkway through to big dining room from very small kitchen

017 walkway through to big dining room from very small kitchen.jpg

018 say goodbye to the tiles

018 say goodbye to the tiles.jpg

019 in fact we'll be saying goodbye to the kitchen soon !

019 in fact we'll be saying goodbye to the kitchen soon !.jpg

020  the wallpaper is off

020 the wallpaper is off.jpg

021 light switch, plug points, wall lights join the redundant radiator

021 light switch, plug points, wall lights join the redundant radiator.jpg

022 radiator has gone

022 radiator has gone.jpg

023 It's now November and here's another view of the wall

023 It's now November and here's another view of the wall.jpg

024 watch the wall very closely

024 watch the wall very closely.jpg

025 gone !!!

025 gone !!!.jpg

026 so much space

026 so much space.jpg

027 why didn't we do this years ago

027 why didn't we do this years ago.jpg

028 hopefully shape of room can be seen better now

028 hopefully shape of room can be seen better now.jpg

029 tiles all gone

029 tiles all gone.jpg

030 mess - can you image

030 mess - can you image.jpg

031 good job we've made the utility room a makeshift kitchen

031 good job we've made the utility room a makeshift kitchen.jpg

032 view from what was the walkway from kitchen into dining room

032 view from what was the walkway from kitchen into dining room.jpg

033 new radiator in situ under window

033 new radiator in situ under window.jpg

034 electrics being worked on

034 electrics being worked on.jpg

035 view from dining room into kitchen

035 view from dining room into kitchen.jpg

036 doors ... what doors .... just think hob and hood

036 doors ... what doors .... just think hob and hood .jpg

037 dust has just about settled

037 dust has just about settled.jpg

038 plaster is coming Monday !!!

038 plaster is coming Monday !!!.jpg

039 overheaad view of kitchen.  Drawing to the left is where old double doors were

039 overheaad view of kitchen. Drawing to the left is where old double doors were.jpg

040 corner unit housing oven, hob & hood centred where double doors used to be and to the right where there is a gap, there will be a BIG side by side fridge freezer

040 corner unit housing oven, hob & hood centred where double doors used to be and to the right where there is a gap, there will be a BIG side by side fridge freezer.jpg

041 sink, dishwasher and units over this side.  A lot of work ahead in the next couple of weeks !

041 sink, dishwasher and units over this side. A lot of work ahead in the next couple of weeks !.jpg

042 It's Monday and the Plasterer has finished the ceiling.  Say goodbye to the artexing

042 It's Monday and the Plasterer has finished the ceiling. Say goodbye to the artexing.jpg

043 A lot of plastering required on the walls where the tiles were

043 A lot of plastering required on the walls where the tiles were.jpg

044 The doors are well and truly gone

044 The doors are well and truly gone.jpg

045 Day 3 of Plasterer and after a lot of hard work it's finished

045 Day 3 of Plasterer and after a lot of hard work it's finished.jpg

046 Plastering done - let's tackle the dust

046 Plastering done - let's tackle the dust.jpg

047 time to decide on a colour

047 time to decide on a colour.jpg

048 try a bigger patch in a different light

048 try a bigger patch in a different light.jpg

049 Jamaican Bronze it is

049 Jamaican Bronze it is.jpg

050 Best to get as much painting done before the kitchen fitters arrive

050 Best to get as much painting done before the kitchen fitters arrive.jpg

051 The blank bits will either have kitchen or tiles

051 The blank bits will either have kitchen or tiles.jpg

052 Getting exciting now - all 57 boxes delivered

052 Getting exciting now - all 57 boxes delivered.jpg

053 time to get the old kitchen out

053 time to get the old kitchen out.jpg

054 We can live without a cooker and hob for 1 night

054 We can live without a cooker and hob for 1 night.jpg

055 It's middle of December and fitters should be here in the morning

055 It's middle of December and fitters should be here in the morning.jpg

056 They arrived on time.  First job was to assemble units

056 They arrived on time. First job was to assemble units.jpg

057 And more units

057 And more units.jpg

058 Time to get the doors on - Manhatten Birch

058 Time to get the doors on - Manhatten Birch.jpg

059 New kitchen is starting to take shape

059 New kitchen is starting to take shape.jpg

060 Over to the other side - no water for a night but that's fine

060 Over to the other side - no water for a night but that's fine.jpg

061 Day 2 and the LOVELY glass hood is in place

061 Day 2 and the LOVELY glass hood is in place.jpg

062 Work tops in place, ready for the appliances

062 Work tops in place, ready for the appliances.jpg

063 The beautiful Neff Double Oven that has a self cleaning program !!

063 The beautiful Neff Double Oven that has a self cleaning program !!.jpg

064  Five burner gas hob - I'm sure we'll get used to it, after 15 years of electric

064 Five burner gas hob - I'm sure we'll get used to it, after 15 years of electric.jpg

065 Close up of hob and hood, pasta on for the kids

065 Close up of hob and hood, pasta on for the kids.jpg

066 Sink's now connected, Jupiter handles are on

066 Sink's now connected, Jupiter handles are on.jpg

067 They're coming back after Christmas to replace work top to the left as it has a blemish in it

067 They're coming back after Christmas to replace work top to the left as it has a blemish in it.jpg

068 Work top to the right was not long enough so they've ordered another

068 Work top to the right was not long enough so they've ordered another.jpg

069 Tilers coming in January, then it's time to sort the flooring and the lights and the blinds ....

069 Tilers coming in January, then it's time to sort the flooring and the lights and the blinds .....jpg

070 Sorted enough for Christmas Lunch

070 Sorted enough for Christmas Lunch.jpg

071 It's the end of January and small bench replaced

071 It's the end of January and small bench replaced.jpg

072 The other bench now replaced with a longer one

072 The other bench now replaced with a longer one.jpg

073 Tiler's makes a start

073 Tiler's makes a start.jpg

074 Only a little bit left to do and there's no tiles left.  This doesn't hinder 5 year old Ben assisting with the evening meal

074 Only a little bit left to do and there's no tiles left. This doesn't hinder 5 year old Ben assisting with the evening meal.jpg

075 Tiler returns and finishes off, but grout doesn't match and no mosaic effect

075 Tiler returns and finishes off, but grout doesn't match and no mosaic effect.jpg

076 End of February and tiler comes back and grouts between squares

076 End of February and tiler comes back and grouts between squares.jpg

077 Worth the wait, the tiles look great

077 Worth the wait, the tiles look great.jpg

078 It's now March and time to buy some light fittings

078 It's now March and time to buy some light fittings.jpg

079 Kitchen roll holder put up

079 Kitchen roll holder put up.jpg

080 After 5 months of looking at floorboards we've finally got a nice new floor

080 After 5 months of looking at floorboards we've finally got a nice new floor.jpg

081 Big TV on the wall

081 Big TV on the wall.jpg

082 Three sets of blinds fitted

082 Three sets of blinds fitted.jpg

083 After living in a box since Christmas, new kettle and toaster can now be used

083 After living in a box since Christmas, new kettle and toaster can now be used.jpg

084 The final delivery - a big Fridge Freezer

084 The final delivery - a big Fridge Freezer.jpg

085 Kids have a great time with one huge empty box !!

085 Kids have a great time with one huge empty box !!.jpg

086 Bottom of furniture felted to protect floor and brought back into the room

086 Bottom of furniture felted to protect floor and brought back into the room.jpg

087 Completed cooking area

087 Completed cooking area.jpg

088 Completed sink area

088 Completed sink area.jpg

089 FINISHED ... THE END

089 FINISHED ... THE END.jpg