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Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - the Old Kitchen starts to become the new Utility Room

Tom Winnifrith
Thursday 14 January 2021

When we arrived, this was a galley kitchen 1970s style with a nice asbestos roof cladding. It can be so much better as its back wall is the old brick and timber external wall from the oldest part of the house. It just needed a stack of work. This room adjoins the 1600s kitchen when renovation work is almost complete.

My pal Brokerman Dan removed the asbestos and replaced it with slate last summer. Today saw the fitting of a granite worksurface to newly installed units, an event which had to be done in a covid-secure manner. That is to say the doors were shut lest our cats act as super-spreaders and the installers wore face nappies. 

Okay, we are not there yet. There is shelving to install, walls need painting and only one of the modern metal windows has been replaced with a more traditional wooden frame. Oh, the door needs changing, there are no taps, light switches and power points need replacing or installing and there are a few other things but we are getting there. It is another small landmark as we move towards completing at least two of the three floors. An old attic runs the length of the older parts of the house but that is a 2023 project.

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About Tom Winnifrith
Tom Winnifrith is the editor of When he is not harvesting olives in Greece, he is (planning to) raise goats in Wales.
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