April 12, 2016

More recycled kitchen

Our kitchen has been a work in progress over the last six years. We didn't want it to look like a factory kitchen - more like a collection of interesting furniture.

The sink area was designed to look like an old marble topped wash stand. It stands out from the adjoining cupboards by about 50mm. Now at last the curtains have gone, and the door and drawer fronts have been installed.

Frames are from leftover grey ironbark, the flooring in the Macadamia Suite. The infill is pressed aluminium, from the panel used behind the stove. The lovely ceramic-look handles are from Bunnings.

The top is Corian, chosen to emulate marble and made to measure. While the top itself is great, the Corian sinks, which we thought would look like fired enamel butler's sinks, are a mistake. They stain really badly and are virtually impossible to get clean.

Drawers are standard Ikea drawer kits. The fronts simply click on with the fittings provided.