A New (Homebase) Kitchen

When we moved into our flat as it was our first home, we knew we would want to change some things. There were a couple of bigger tasks and the biggest was the kitchen.

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Butcher’s block had been wheeled out by this stage..

To the untrained (not a homeowner) eye there was nothing wrong with it. In fact it was probably quite an expensive kitchen; it had fitted units, with glass fronted doors and a steel worktop, a butchers block… what’s not to like?

  • There were no fitted drawers – the only drawer in the whole kitchen was in the butchers block and it was small.
  • It was quite dark for the space – it’s not a large kitchen and the wood units sucked up all the light.
  • It looked messy easily – there was not enough storage – dead space in the corner, the pots and pans on display on the block’s shelves – the glass front showing the kitchen clutter behind.

I don’t miss it at all.

Our New Kitchen

It’s taken quite a while – don’t think because Homebase is a large company that you should expect reasonable timings. If I could do it over I would have shopped around. We tried to put our order in in March, and our eight unit kitchen was finally fitted (not completely finished..) in August.

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It was a very expensive eight units  –  we paid for the fitting because it came with a 5 year guarantee, and because we didn’t have a clue how to rip out a kitchen with a stainless steel worktop…

I love it – it took a long time to get booked in and it did cost more than it was probably worth but I I love it. It’s easier to tidy things away. We have three drawers and more cupboard space.

The last thing to do – the pull out corner cupboard “solution” was the wrong one – I need to work out who to talk to about either switching it or getting the things collected from our home and get refunded for it.

What do you think?

4 thoughts on “A New (Homebase) Kitchen

  1. Rachel Orsie August 18, 2015 / 10:18 pm

    wow! You guys made it look so amazing great job 🙂 🙂 🙂

  2. Charlotte Wadsorth August 19, 2015 / 11:26 am

    Beautiful! x

    • lauratells August 20, 2015 / 1:27 pm

      Thanks Charlotte! You guys will have to come visit in the new year when you are back from your travels xx

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