So many of you wanted a quick look behind the closed doors of the kitchen, that I guess I should show you a quick peek before we move on to the living room.
Here we go, I'll try and take you in the order that you can see them in this top photo.
The first cupboard is the boiler cupboard, and although you are not supposed to store things in a cupboard containing a combi-boiler I couldn't resist using a bit of the space for my 'tool box'. Two baskets of sort of household-y tool bits ... hammers, nails, screwdrivers etc. And a few hooks might have appeared on the side of the cupboard for bits, oh and a cork board on the door ... I blame the Aldi centre aisles for that one!!
The cupboard below holds the consumer unit ... the electric fuse box and cut-off point for the annexe, so the joiner cleverly made me a shelf that sits around it, giving me both shelf space and access in emergencies. I found a bin that fitted neatly in here and the joiner then altered the shelf to sit behind it when the door is closed, making good use of every last inch of space.
The rest of this cupboard is a mix of cleaning supplies and dog food etc.
Gosh I've shown you the two prettiest interiors first haven't I. 😄
As we come along, here are the shelves and a bit of a close up for you on what is on them.
Below the shelves and the kitchen sink is this cupboard. Once again the joiner managed to give me a shelf that he cut neatly around the pipes, making full use of all space. My Remoska and Nutribullet, two of my most used items sit on the lower shelf ready for action.
A step to the left and we have the inside of the double wall cupboard, not really organised properly as such, but it holds the daily crockery and an over abundance of jugs!!
The baskets on the top shelf are all currently empty but I think they will be useful for helping me reach things off the top shelf once I've worked out what will live in them.
The top drawer holds cutlery and spices.
And the bottom one has my bowls and baking trays.
The shallow drawer below the oven contains some baking sheets and my pizza sheet.
And the hob above the oven looks like this.
And finally one of my most requested peeks behind closed doors ...
Formerly known as the 'Jam Cupboard' this is officially a Welsh Bread and Cheese Cupboard and one of only two large pieces of furniture that came with me from Wales. It is proving absolutely perfect for storing all my food.
The top half is mostly jars of dried goods, although for now there are lots of bits in baskets that will be used up and probably not replaced in there as well
And the bottom cupboard holds all the tins and a large basket of pasta and rice.
And there you have it, the kitchen is not the largest of spaces at approximately 6ft wide and 12ft long but I'm managing very nicely and most things are now unpacked and in approximately the right places.
Time to close all these doors and head up to the living room methinks.