Hello again-hope you are all well!
Who would have believed our kitchen would still be only 75% completed! We finally had the cooker installed and it looks really nice against the grey Cornforth White cupboards, although it was a very tight fit.
'We' also fitted the new oak flooring, and laid new skirting boards on top. I like the way the skirting board continues round as our unit plinths-it makes a really neat finish, and then you don't need that beading that you normally have to install with new wood flooring. One thing I also like is the corner bit underneath the microwave (see in the 2nd photo)-it's actually a carousel cupboard that pulls out, only the OH disguised one half of it to look like 3 drawers! The 3 drawers next to those 3 are actually little drawers, which I can keep my washing tablets and stuff in.
We also resprayed the plinth heater chrome-it was a horrid brown colour but still worked perfectly. That chrome spray paint is brilliant-we transformed so much of our kitchen with it that we couldn't afford to replace, such as the spotlights, appliances, hinges etc. It makes more sense to respray things that are still in good condition but just the wrong colour.
There's still loads more to do-the cupboard concealing the fridge freezer still has to be made, and all the drawers and doors need a final coat of paint and have to be adjusted on their hinges, but the end is in sight!