Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Kitchen: the moving of the boiler....


A boiler in the kitchen? Aaaaaarrrgghhh! As soon as I walked in my eyes were drawn to this monstrosity. There 's no prettifying that could disguise that horror. The only plus point was its white and grey colour scheme (JOKE!!). It was ugly.It was noisy. It simply had to go (as I told Mr Modern Country.....I am glad to say he agreed).


As luck would have it, it wasn't too big a job because the airing cupboard in the bathroom is straight above. The pipework just needed shifting up a few feet. We had the necessary work done as part of doing up the bathroom, which meant replacing the doors on the airing cupboard and moving the space around a wee bit. Want to know more about the bathroom? Just click here.


The whole system was getting pretty old anyway so we had the hot water tank and the boiler replaced. I can't believe how quickly our water heats up now. The wonders of Modern Country living never cease to amaze me!


Think how much extra storage could be put there! The window begins near the wall so there wouldn't be enough room for another cupboard and, anyway, I had a vision that if that hideous boiler could be moved then the space could be used for lovely wooden shelves in beech to match the worktops.

Open shelving? So very Modern Country!


The pipe holes and boiler space have been filled and roughly skimmed by the plumbers. It needed a little bit of work to make it presentable. But that's all been taken in hand by our lovely Mr Carpenter who has been in to ........ah, but that would be telling!

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6 comments :

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

What a major project - this sill be fun to follow!

Sparrow Primitives said...

What a lovely blog. From someone in the midst of renovating an old house too, I wish you all the best. x

Hesta Nesta said...

Hi
It was lovely of you to stop by my Blog and leave your lovely comments. I really hope to see you at the next Cotswold vintage fair. I do know what hard work renovating an old property is, but I promise, all the dust and mess is worth it in the end.
Jo xx

Claire said...

I love my boiler in my kitchen!!! But it is very very old and retro and charming - I think! (yours was ugly). When we came to view the house, the old couple had two fifties armchairs right by it where they sat and kept warm and cosy in the evening. I love that image of them.

But it will have to go - it has an apparently dangerous flume on an inside wall. And it is primitive and ineffective, but I am attached to it.

Mrs. Rough and ready and grubby round the edges country xxx

Het Witte Luik said...

yeah!! it worked! i'm a follower! Marjo

albina N muro said...

As luck would have it, it wasn't too big a job because the airing cupboard in the bathroom is straight above. The pipework just needed shifting up a few feet. power flushing Birmingham

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