August 2, 2023

Kitchen Project - Finally Done

Kitchen project is finally done!  I am loving the dishwasher, having clean dishes, and how the tidying up post-meals takes 5-10 minutes rather than 20-30.  I also love the fact that I don't have to dry and put away dishes whenever I want to cook anything - I can leave dishes in the machine until I'm ready to put them away.  I can leave dirty dishes in the machine until I'm ready to run it.  I know this is probably like extolling the virtue of owning a car instead of a horse and buggy... but I'm very thankful for my dishwasher!

As the final post on this heavily over-posted topic, I present the final "remodel" corner:

And the original corner:

Total cost:
Removal of cabinet, counter, tiles & patching wall: £260
Plastering: £130
Dishwasher instal: £135
Painting: £20 (beer money for Andy)
Dishwasher: £490
Total: £1,035

Here's a picture of the other side of the kitchen now:

And before:
Also, I know that the combo white/silver is not the standard choice - I was thinking that our fridge is silver when I bought the dishwasher.  And we had a silver fridge next to the washing machine already.  I do expect the washing machine may give up on life soon (the screw that we use as a door handle is starting to be less convincing) so we may end up with a new washing machine before too long... and I will pick silver.  I plan to have our current fridge/freezer for a long time.

Horray for "new" kitchen!

[Other kitchen posts can be found here]


  1. Woo hoo! That's money well spent!

    The only reason that I noticed that the dishwasher and washing machine are different colors is because you said something. No one else will notice or care.

  2. I'm so happy for you! Having a dishwasher is truly life changing. We've had to go without ours a few times because of plumbing issues and I can't believe how much time it takes to hand wash everything. And ahead of having the twins arrive, what a wonderful boost to your time and energy levels <3

  3. Yay! It must be so good to have this project finished and I have to agree that a dishwasher does make keeping the kitchen tidy more convenient as there is somewhere to put the dirty dishes.

  4. Congratulations!! I was following along with your kitchen journey :) Enjoy it and how wonderful that you finished it until the twins are here!

  5. How wonderful that it's finally done. I feel like you did the best with the limited space that you have and I am hoping you're 100% happier now :)