More boring info about the kitchen

As I failed to blog about the release of the Notes / Domino 8.5 public beta and the release of Symphony 1.0, let’s turn our attention to the kitchen renovation. The kitchen units have been fitted, the worktop templates have gone off to the granite masons, and therefore it’s time for the flooring guys to do their thing. Work started today, and tonight the once-rough floor is now smooth having been covered by a latex screed. The application of the screed was a smelly process, the ammonia-scented solution filled the house with the aroma of a tramp’s underpants on a hot day. Thankfully it’s now dried and the smell has gone.

By Thursday the floor will be done and we can move the fridge-freezer, washing machine and tumble-dryer back into the utility room. About a week later the worktops will be fitted, and then I can finish off stuff like skirting boards and the last of the painting. And then finally a new television so that Lauren and I can gawp at whatever’s on (or whatever’s recorded) while eating.

One other thing… happy birthday Zoe, hope you had a great day.


  1. I love to cook and spend a lot of time in the kitchen, so I’m very interested in kitchen talk. 🙂 What kind of flooring are you putting down? Do you have a sample picture of the granite? I’ll have to root through my Flickr photos and see what I can come up with, or just take some new pictures and upload them.

  2. The flooring is Amtico which looks like tiles but is a flexible hard-wearing surface. Google ‘Amtico’ and look for a sandstone finish.

    The granite is fairly plain black, bit of a mottled pattern but without the glittery bits you often see in granite.

    The pictures so far are on Facebook.

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