29 Sep 2016 15:06
I'm having my flat refurb-ed and looking for some advice about one section.
So I'm having new stairs but into my attic room, a new bathroom and having 2 walls taken down to make the living room and kitchen open plan. Also having new kitchen installed on the opposite wall. I haven't decided the exact kitchen but going for a modern scandi simple style so will get a white modern kitchen and wooden worktop.
The issue I have is, the side of the wall my kitchen will be on, perpendicular to it there is a window which is very close to the wall. Essentially its only 20 cms from the wall where it starts and it starts low, so if I were to put a kitchen cabinet plush to that wall, at say 60cms, the majority of it would be over the window.
I'm looking for inspiration to what to do here..
I'm thinking of either leaving a gap by the window and putting something with little depth there, maybe a wine cabinet, but it still may look weird if theres a wine cabinet then directly next to it it sticks out and the kitchen starts.
anyone have an idea what I'm banging on about and a way to use the space efficiently ?
29 Sep 2016 15:17
Yeah I agree but even if I leave 30 cms say I dunno what to put there. It's open plan too so don't want things lying around like dyson, ladder, iron etc
29 Sep 2016 17:03
assuming no option to move the window or change its size? if its possible and you having that much additional work done in the space would make most sense and then you can maximise the kitchens space.
29 Sep 2016 17:17
^^^ looked into it fam but way too costly. It's an old Victorian proper wooden window on the third floor
posted 29 Sep 2016 18:46, edited 29 Sep 2016 18:46
Are you saying this window starts below worktop level? or does it just affect the wall units? (as you mention 60cm, I'm assuming it's the base units…?)
29 Sep 2016 18:50
Have something similar and have industrial stainless kitchen unit in front, goes above the window line but moveable and plenty light comes through between legs etc
3 Oct 2016 20:06
Kind of like that bro but the window is a lot closer to where the kitchen units start. Forgive me if I'm wrong fam but the one you shared there is no problem?
I'm thinking of doing a little bench around the side with storage below in some finish as kitchen… anyone get me ?
Carrying on from what I'm banging on about, anyone had any experience of living somewhere having pretty extensive works ? I think the works gonna take 3-4 weeks and some of that time won't have a bathroom or kitchen.
It'd be silly to think we could stay ? I'm hoping to be able to move into a friends flat share but that's paying rent of day 800£. My budget is been blown by like 20% already so just looking for savings …
3 Oct 2016 20:22
I lived through a four month renovation in a flat, it was awful. Dust and shit everywhere, water and heating were a lottery. Oh and the place stank of random Polish fish. The builders hated it too, they wasted time making the place 'liveable' in the evenings which ended up dragging out the project costing me money. I would 100% live elsewhere.
For your window / space issue, any decent carpenter will be able to knock up something bespoke to fit the space. It will cost next to nothing in MDF or wood.
3 Oct 2016 20:28
Yeah think you're right TBH. Nov is just a shit time as no one goes on holiday, least around July Aug you can bank on someone you know being away and you just stay at there's for at least a week or 2.
3 Oct 2016 22:07
Coming from a tradesman POV I would agree with what Best said 100%. Having to change the flow of a job to accomodate keeping showers/kitchens running etc is a ballache and slows work down. You won't be able to live/eat/sleep comfortably either with all the dust that will be in the air.
4 Oct 2016 09:56
Sent me some pics bro?
Thanks for all the advice by the way
10 Oct 2016 10:09
Just bought a small one bed and pretty to new to all of this. Where do I look for a) decent sofa (but of 1-2k) b) blinds and blind installation (venetian likely). c) inspiration sites - it's a small place so need to maximise space.