Today I will initiate a kitchen rebuilding project, starting by removing the current kitchen and then putting a new one in (also a kitchen). Todo this I’ve called upon an old friend from Switzerlands – namely – Philip.
Planning is A and O (as we say in Sweden)
Since I have some prior building experience I know that planning is the most important part, understanding exactly what to remove and what to put in. Some people even use some advanced instruments (such as yardsticks) to measure that new cobbars acctually fit, sometimes this is done in cm but some people use inches (I guess inches are used for greater distances, such as hospitals). But I don’t think those overly-complicated tools are necessary for us, as we accually have building experience, also, I don’t think “the naked chef” uses a ruler every time he slices a bread.
So what I did was a plan with some blueprints. Since I don’t have PowerPoint (which I understand that most architects use to draw rooms and even houses) I did it by hand on a board. This is me revealing the plan to Philip as he just arrived:
And here is a close up of the actual plan (feel free to reuse it, I’ve put the plan in the Public Domain)
We divided it into three parts, project Hawk Eye, project Mayhem and project Eden, even though this may sound complicated it is very intiutivly once you get a hang of it. Rest assured that you will understand it when this blog series is over.
Project Mayhem – day 1
Since I stretched a muscle in my back, Philip had to do all the heavy lifting, we can clearly see that here:
Rest assured that the oven was carried to the garbage room and that Phils back is ok.
Here are some more pictures to inspire you to rebuild your home:
This is what we managed to produce during day one:
As you can see we cunningly left the sink with all the pipes going around, and I admit that the reason is that we don’t know what to do with all the water that is going to spray when we hammer them. But rest assured that we will deal with them in a future blog post once we have read the water pipe instructions on wikipedia. My guess is that we have a many towels (at least 10 big ones (not the small hand towels)) and a few buckets. So one of us manages the water collection into the buckets while the other reroute the pipes. But that is just a guess so don’t try that. Look on wikipedia first.
Team picture of two true handymen: