The view from inside the old kitchen. There is still more demolition to do so this space will be a really good size when it’s all done. I had a brief panic about whether we made the right choice turning this into the breakfast room rather than the kitchen but Mark and I rationalised the decision. It will mean that there is a living space leading directly to the garden. Also the kitchen, where I have planned for it to go, will be in a more central part of the house rather than right at the back, which I think will be more convenient and sociable for the person cooking. It also returns the kitchen to its original Edwardian location.
The chimney above is being held up by the remnant of the wall and also the large metal brace pole. I’ll have to remind JB that we haven’t yet agreed on a price for this structural work – I hope for his sake he doesn’t have to rebuild the wall!
I have a feeling that tomorrow will see the knocking through of the new internal doorway from the hall into the kitchen! Prepare for dust!