As mentioned in my last post, Roge and I have been putting together trestle legs and sprucing up and old door to use as a table in the narrow kitchen. It's not to everyone's taste but I have to admit, I love it.
The kitchen was by far the most awkward room in the beach shack when we purchased it. The kitchen itself was narrow and lacked storage, the old wood heater dominated the space and didn't heat the house satisfactorily and lets face it, it was just dated and gross!
|Pre reno, looking down on kitchen from mezzanine|
|Please ignore the bed that is smack bang in the middle of the room!|
The bench seat was something we whipped up as featured here in a previous blog, DIY bench seat. The cardboard seat was a $25 that I made a few years ago by a designer called Paper Tiger. The table is an old reclaimed door which Roge stripped back and painted with a coat of linseed oil.
Not the best quality photos as I took them on my phone but you get the idea. Whilst the room looks a whole lot nicer than before and you're probably thinking it cost a fortune. I can tell you now it cost in total $2758. The bulk of that of course was the kitchen, coming in at $1855, the flooring at $454 and the remaining costs were for the bench seat, heater, paint, plants etc at $449.
I will also point out that yes, there is still a laundry trough in the corner which isn't the most glamorous design feature but we left it there for a functional reason - it's good to bath Ewan in!
So there you have it, one completed beach shack kitchen. Simple, functional, perfect for lazy Sunday breakfasts of pancakes and a cuppa before a stroll on the beach. Ahhh the bliss.