At the end of last year I ran into our landlord, who said she had a proposal for us. She wanted to put in a new kitchen, but of course the catch was that our rent would go up. I didn't care as our kitchen was stuck in the 1960's and was awful. It did the job, but I never wanted to be in there.
Finally last week we got our new kitchen! We spent the afternoon clearing everything out so that the old kitchen could be ripped out.
For a few days our 'kitchen' was in the spare bedroom. We were only without an oven and stove for two nights which the boys were happy about, as it meant we got to get takeaway two nights in a row. We kept telling Harri that a man was going to come and build us a new kitchen and for a couple of days before he came he kept saying 'Daddy's a man - he can build it!'. He just kept wondering what the hold up was, and why Aaron couldn't do it! :)
Harri thought it was great fun when the guy would come each morning and start working on it. He would go and got his toy tools and would pretend he was helping him. When the old kitchen was taken out it was very exciting.
Harri and I were in and out all day, and it was exciting to see the changes when we would come home. It was amazing how fast it was to get a brand new kitchen. It only really took two days.
We are loving our new kitchen - especially having a dishwasher! We had one in our old house and really missed it when we had to move. I actually enjoy being in the kitchen now :) We still have to get the painting done and the lino ripped up so the floor boards can be sanded and polished and it will be finished.