I was at my parents’ place for much of the last week, while my kitchen was being renovated by Uzit. I now have new benches, drawers, cupboards and sink, and the water heater was moved from inside to outside.
I was lucky to get the benchtops I wanted. The dark green colour I had my heart set on was a discontinued line with only one sheet left anywhere in the country. Because of this, I had to sign a form acknowledging that if the sheet cracked during construction I would have to choose another colour, and that I accepted the associated financial risk. But there was nothing else available in remotely the same colour, and fortunately it paid off.
I am very happy with the colour scheme, including but not limited to the benchtops (for example I chose white handles rather than the default stainless steel). I do have some reservations about the dimensions of things – I would have liked the drawers to be less shallow and the top shelf of overhead cupboards to be easier to reach – but that’s OK.
The renovation isn’t over yet. Still to come: the tiling. But I wanted to get the cupboards in first so that I could more visualise what sort of tiles would be appropriate (still thinking about that). There’s also the floor, but that’s a job involving the whole house, not just the kitchen. I’m planning on cork tiles in every room except the bathroom.
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