Over the Anzac Day 4 day weekend Mr P and I got stuck into the Kitchen Demolition. We spread it over 3 days - this is Day 1 removing the old kitchen.
I'll share Days 2 and 3 in separate posts - I don't want you to miss any of the dusty before action!
Day 2 we redid the support beams in the ceiling so the brick pantry could be knocked down and Day 3 we knocked out the brick pantry, floorboards and ceiling.
So here is Day 1 it took just a few hours to remove the old kitchen cupboards, bench top, wall unit, sink and plumbing.
|Firstly we removed all the cupboard doors|
|Next was the sink - the plumbing had to be disconnected and then the sink removed|
|Disconnected the plumbing and pulled the pipe out through the wall and cemented up the hole|
|Pulled the old sink out which was a huge 2 metres with drainers either side ... today's sinks are much smaller probably because people now have the luxury of dishwashers and don't need all that room|
|I had a go at jimmying off the bench top and then disaster struck ...|
The metal bar flung up through the air and landed on my foot
|Unfortunately my cute ballet flats didn't offer much protection and I ended up with a big gash |
on the top of my foot from the jimmy bar
|Swapping the flats for sneakers and I was a bit more prepared this time ... ok back to work!|
|Removing the bench top - wearing the correct footwear this time!|
|Broke the frame apart which was made from jarrah (the Jarrah Jungle namesake) |
and the backing was chipboard
|Progress - all cupboards and bench tops removed|
|We cut all the bigger parts up so it's easy to dispose of|
Note: I have no idea how to use power tools I'm just trying to look like I'm doing some work!
|The glass cabinet came down and there was so much grease and grime on top of it |
I thought my hand was going to get stuck! Yuck so gross!
|Pulling off the last pieces of backing|
|The old kitchen all removed|
For once I had to get my hands dirty and help out as I didn't have the excuse of busying myself in the kitchen making us a tasty dinner like I usually do!You're probably wondering how I'll be cooking without a kitchen for the next few weeks?
We decided to keep the oven connected up until the last minute so we can still cook on it and the rest of the kitchen has been set up as a make shift kitchen in our new garage extension which I'll show you soon.
It's going to be an interesting few weeks with lots to organise on the kitchen renovation action plan.
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