Yes, yes, I know part two was going to be the bathroom but I thought it made sense after my last post to show you what happened to the old kitchen. So here you go.
It may seem a little unorthodox to turn a kitchen in to a bedroom but I've always been a little cack-handed! There was method to my madness however, as when I bought the flat it was a huge (by London standards) one-bedroom/separate kitchen affair. Now, it is a large two bedroom flat with open plan living room/kitchen.
As I explained in the previous post it was always the plan to do this, despite a few concerns as to whether the space would actually be big enough to use as a main bedroom. Why the main bedroom and not a spare room, I hear you ask. Well, the old bedroom has become my studio/spare room because I wanted the extra space to work in - and it takes advantage of the cracking view. But more on that in another post.
It was a quite a day when the old kitchen got ripped out, finally being able to gauge the size of the room, and it came as a slight relief to know that, yes, my bed would fit where I wanted it.
However, all wasn't quite as straightforward as I would have liked. It turned out that the pipe that ran upsides the window couldn't be easily removed as it was feeding the water tank for the upstairs flat. Cue seemingly endless conversations with the neighbours about what to do with it. Eventually I decided we would just plasterboard over it, thereby reducing the length of the room by a few centimetres. Not the end of the world.
Next there was an issue with a leak from upstairs which, again after numerous pointless conversations, turned out to be a crack in the sealant around their shower. This meant that it took longer than anticipated to get the new ceiling up and the room decorated but we got there in the end.
Now the room is a simple, white haven of calm nicely tucked away at the back of the flat. It's my little sanctuary.
I'm on the look out for some bedside lamps and I'd love this Andaman wood carving to go above the bed. I'll keep dreaming, right?
Next time it's the bathroom, I promise!