Monday, 21 May 2018

The next big project

We’ve made a start on our next major project.  I’ve been busy with the tape measure and Google SketchUp producing a 3D drawing of the house.


Stage 1 will be a replacement kitchen and a new scullery for Jan.  Stage 2 will involve building a dining room and a walk in robe with en-suite.  The final stage is to extend the front of the existing house by several metres to create a new master bedroom.

Jan wants a country style kitchen (ie natural timber) with glass splashbacks and a granite transformation bench top.  She prefers the granite transformation to natural granite as the latter can chip if hard objects are dropped on it.  The granite transformation is a composite material which looks like granite but is harder wearing and heat resistant.

She bought the large french door fridge last December and has placed an order for a Neff (German) wall oven.  Today we went to one of the Perth appliance retailers and purchased a 900mm long stainless steel five ring gas hob.


She has always wanted a scullery and as we plan for this to be our last house (after 24 homes) it seems logical for her to have one.  The scullery will go in the location currently occupied by my study.  The study will be moved to the 3rd bedroom where I’ve recently installed the new internet port and computer wall cabinet.

Jan has opted to continue with the granite transformation bench top and glass splashbacks in the scullery.  However she has decided on shelves rather than cupboards.  The big chest freezer will also go in the scullery.

scullery. We will remove the existing floating timber floor and replace it with a hard wearing vinyl plank timber floor.

One of the first tasks I need to complete is remove the wood burning stove which is occupying too much room and which is labour intensive to feed and operate.  Heating will come from a reverse cycle split air conditioner which will be powered from a solar array on the roof.

Should be an interesting project.


Ade said...

Tom love a project now we’re talking looking forward to this.

Catherine VK4GH said...

That will keep you busy for a month or three. My DH has projects for our house, once we move in too. Look forward to reading about it. Are you going to do the bedroom extension yourself?

Tom and Jan said...

Catherine I'm not much of a bricklayer or glazier so there will have to be some sub-contracting.