Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Kitchen upgrade continued..

Back in August we blogged about our new sink and the perils of buying it. Last week it was installation time.. First job was disconnection of water and drain. The easy bit given the water was on flexible couplings and the waste pipe had not been glued!! Now large brown chipped double bowl and drainer sinks are NOT light... So improvisation was necessary to lift the sink from its base unit...

 
Yes we jacked it up at little at a time, freeing it from the base unit and Elizabeth then lifted it into the garden... only joking. We both only just managed to lift it to the ground and our sack truck took the strain to its current resting place just outside the garage.

So if you want a brown chipped very heavy sink ---- its yours if you collect it.

Installation of the new sink was a dream, the tap hole was drilled as were two small holes for the plug chains. The waste fittings and the tap fitted and the sink was then secured to the base unit.
The whole base unit was lifted into position and the water and waste connected.


We are delighted with the new sink and what a difference it has made to the kitchen...

Next the new worktops.. as I have never cut them before using a router it should be fun.. I have budgeted to buy an extra worktop... Watch this space.

4 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

That is looking good to me, it will be great once you have done all the work tops. Having a kitchen that is pleasant to work in makes such a difference to the daily routine jobs so I have discovered. Diane

GaynorB said...

New sink looking good. You could always plant up the old one or take it to a vide grenier....

Abbé Henri Proust said...

Well done - but what height is the sink & work-surface? Not still 85cms I hope!
We have just raised ours to 92cms; just right for northern longshanks!

Tim said...

Interesting comment 'Enri... the original fitted kitchen designs were Italian and designed for the Italian housewife... hence the height. {Source: OU design course!} The Lapeyre units have a three height range... and we've got our sink at 94cm... works OK with a bowl resting on its rim across the sink... else we still get a bit of backache as the sinks are deep over here. The old ceramic sinks in the longere are so low you can almost kneel to use them... and all the light switches bear out smaller people living here.