We chose to go with an induction cooker with only two burners because: 1) to free more counter space for all of our machines; 2) I’ve never seen a normal person use more than two; 3) We don’t cook much, and it’s a one room apartment made for one cook.
Next person will surely only be living here alone and will whip up some pasta with sauce. And having more counter space makes it more likely to actually be cooking something than relying on take out! Plus, we wanted plenty of room to show off the gorgeous counter we ended up going with after a friend kept going on about their Granco Granite finish in their place. We have to say it’s very striking!
This Tuesday I came home from being in Stockholm over Easter, and I came just in time to see the kitchen completely finished!
Well, we still have some work to do, like taking down that shelf and installing a prettier one, repainting the walls, fix new lighting, etc, etc.
Even though I see this as our ”first pancake” – you know, not as pretty as the others but tastes just as good? – there are some things I would’ve done differently, but we are learning as we go.
Considering this was our first big renovation, we did not have any idea of what to point out or what we can control. This was more of a, ”we trust you guys to do a great job.” And so they did! We are utterly happy with the firm and are in the thoughts of hiring them to do the finishing touches! If you’re thinking about giving your kitchen a little update but are not sure how to go about it, it may help you to know that by simply googling something similar to kitchen renovations St Catharines (location varies depending on where you live) could help you get the ball rolling. Once you’ve found a company you feel will offer you a good service, getting in touch with a contractor would be a step worth taking.
I can’t tell you how happy and thankful I am to finally have a decent kitchen with a huge counter space! It’s just like one of those Forever Spaces that go on forever! Like I believe we have one of the greatest kitchen counter space of any one-room apartment (29,5m2)! I’m right now standing here working with my laptop because it’s the new place to be!
After getting chronic dizziness (now controlled by eating light) and problems with my ears, I was left with light tinnitus and a sensitivity to sound. Our fridge was very close to our bed and made a lot of sounds that ”tuned” my tinnitus, so I’ve been sleeping with a pillow over my head just to fall asleep for the last year now.
Originally we never thought about moving the fridge to the other side of the kitchen, but on our first consultation, the firm gave us that idea. But it wasn’t until I realized that that is a great idea, and may also help me, that we took it up for consideration.
We got less wardrobe space, but it was worth it. It looks better this way too I think, and my tinnitus is left alone. Our broom cupboard or what it’s called changed places with the fridge. I’ve always wanted a built-in fridge and freezer since I was a kid, so we got that and we also invested in a new one. And I got to say, it’s relatively quiet in the apartment now and I can sleep without a pillow over my head :)
I thought it would be fun to see how it was when we moved in, because the oven did have cabinets which hide that awful wall.
The chairs, table, lamps and shelf was there when we moved in. We took the table down, because we never used it as an eating space nor was it fun to sit there. The cabinets by the oven we took down when putting in new floor, and because we always had in mind to renovate this place we didn’t feel the need to put them back.