We'd originally planned to keep the same layout in our kitchen and just replace the whole lot with the same but new (and better colours!), until one morning I had a stroke of genius. What if there was a way to move the pantry out of the centre of the room, onto the blank wall? It would mean removing the small wall beside the fridge (was that even possible?) and moving a doorway (in a load-bearing wall, no less). Two opinions from two builders said the same thing - yep that should be fine. And there was much rejoicing!
Earlier this month, while we were renovating the bathroom, our builder did the prep work for the kitchen. Our fridge has been under the stairs this whole time. I'm getting used to walking the extra 5 steps. I keep telling myself it's just like having a massive kitchen in a big house.
The bulkhead had to be opened up for the bathroom pipe-work, there's a picture of the mess here. It didn't take the guys long to remove the nib wall.
A new doorway and a new wall, mid-construction.
Looking through the new doorway from the other angle, inside the garage. The room feels so much bigger now! Can't wait to see how it'll look with the pantry moved.
Starting is so exciting. Then it gets messy and turns into hard work, but it's still fun. At least I think it is.