Summer Cottage Kitchen Renovation Update: Getting There!



In paid partnership with Bosch
I thought it was time to share a little more about where we’re at with our summer cottage kitchen renovation . Per and I have been working like crazy over the past few weeks and it’s really starting to come together – phew! Here’s a quick round-up:

1. The floor
Having stripped back the plastic laminate floor a few weeks back to reveal a cheap wood floor, we felt the best thing to do would be to sand it down and paint it white (using Flügger hard floor paint) – thank you for all your words of encouragement to do this!

2. The walls
After a LOAD of plastering, Per gave the walls a fresh lick of matt white paint – it feels so much fresher now!




3. The cabinets
The IKEA METOD units were delivered to the cottage and I collected the VEDDINGE fronts from Swiss Metod in Malmö who did a great job spray painting them (read more about the colour samples I tested here). We then spend what felt like forever screwing them together with the help of a MASSIVE pile of IKEA manuals – such an immense job -and not without a few mistakes!!

We’d read a lot about whether or not it’s possible to install an IKEA kitchen yourself. To be honest, without Per there’s no way I’d have attempted it, but with a lot of patience, the IKEA chat room and you tube, it’s starting to take shape!


4. The appliances
All the Bosch appliances arrived – including the fridge-freezer, dishwasher, oven and fan and I had a field day unwrapping them. It felt like Christmas had arrived early!

Feeling super proud with how far we’ve come, but there’s still lots to be done.

Have you ever installed a kitchen? If so, I’d love to hear about your experience!

Niki

*This series is in paid collaboration with Bosch. However, all words and pictures are my own and I only ever work with brands I love and think you will too.

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In paid partnership with Bosch
I thought it was time to share a little more about where we’re at with our summer cottage kitchen renovation . Per and I have been working like crazy over the past few weeks and it’s really starting to come together – phew! Here’s a quick round-up:

1. The floor
Having stripped back the plastic laminate floor a few weeks back to reveal a cheap wood floor, we felt the best thing to do would be to sand it down and paint it white (using Flügger hard floor paint) – thank you for all your words of encouragement to do this!

2. The walls
After a LOAD of plastering, Per gave the walls a fresh lick of matt white paint – it feels so much fresher now!




3. The cabinets
The IKEA METOD units were delivered to the cottage and I collected the VEDDINGE fronts from Swiss Metod in Malmö who did a great job spray painting them (read more about the colour samples I tested here). We then spend what felt like forever screwing them together with the help of a MASSIVE pile of IKEA manuals – such an immense job -and not without a few mistakes!!

We’d read a lot about whether or not it’s possible to install an IKEA kitchen yourself. To be honest, without Per there’s no way I’d have attempted it, but with a lot of patience, the IKEA chat room and you tube, it’s starting to take shape!


4. The appliances
All the Bosch appliances arrived – including the fridge-freezer, dishwasher, oven and fan and I had a field day unwrapping them. It felt like Christmas had arrived early!

Feeling super proud with how far we’ve come, but there’s still lots to be done.

Have you ever installed a kitchen? If so, I’d love to hear about your experience!

Niki

*This series is in paid collaboration with Bosch. However, all words and pictures are my own and I only ever work with brands I love and think you will too.